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News December 2013

Ethiopia – Renaissance dam worries Egypt

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Internal upheavals, which reflect a broader redefinition of geopolitics in North Africa and the Middle East, is not the only problem Egypt is facing. Cairo is also worried by Nile water row with Ethiopia.   Last 13 June, the Ethiopian parliament ratified the new Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement, opposed by Egypt.  On 20 June,…

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Tanzania – Gold fever and child miners

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The sun has not yet risen when Haji and Mosi, respectively 14 and 12, leave home to reach the mine. On their way they meet Juma, who is 12 too. They joke and talk about their favourite team’s shirt they are going to buy with their week’s pay. In a few minutes they will plunge…

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Mexico – Food sovereignty at risk

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More than 40 percent of the food that is consumed is imported. Food sovereignty is at risk in Mexico due to the increasing dependence on food imports. For the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this situation is worrisome because of the volatility of international food prices. “An international context of volatile and high…

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Egypt/Syria: cultural heritage at risk

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Political conflicts in Cairo, and the civil war that broke out in Syria in 2011, between rebel groups and President Bashar Assad’s forces, have inflicted heavy damage on the countries’ cultural heritage. There have already been instances of irreparable destruction of several cultural properties, and many others are at risk. Besides military attacks, “sideline damages”…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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