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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

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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