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News December 2014

The impact of the fracking technology for developing countries

The fracking revolution might have important negative impact for oil and conventional natural gas producers in the South but a positive one on consumer countries and owners of shale gas reserves, points out a British survey. In a study financed by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) called “The development implications of the…

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Tanzania. Who is behind the recurrent explosions

Tanzania’s picture of a stable and peaceful country in a region prone to terrorist attacks has been tainted by recurrent explosions targeting Christian leaders, churches, tourists, businesses and sometimes Muslim preachers from the mainland. Almost all the recent attacks have occurred in the touristic Zanzibar Island and northern region of Arusha. The government has ruled…

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Ugandans impatiently await beginning of oil flow

The clock is ticking towards the flow of the first oil drop from the fields of Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Production for export is scheduled to start in 2017 but the country may start producing for local consumption a year earlier. Ugandan Crude oil reserves, the fourth…

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DR.Congo prepares to tap to the Lake Kivu gas bonanza

After Rwanda, the DR Congo is making steps to tap the Lake Kivu methane gas resource in order to develop power projects Twelve companies are bidding for the development of the first methane gas concession on the Congolese side, near Goma, which would involve the construction of a 20 MW power station. They are expected…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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