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News December 2015

Malawi. Politicking in the midst of hunger, poverty and insecurity

The next Presidential and Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2019, but already the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is already in campaign mode for those elections. Meanwhile people continue to suffer. In May last year President Peter Mutharika was sworn into office, promising 16 million Malawians that he would turn the economy around in the…

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Uganda. Museveni to defeat a divided opposition

Uganda’s electoral commission has set February 18 as the date for presidential polls, with eight candidates approved to run for office. Surveys and many analysts have predicted Museveni’s victory. Some of the explanations for the defeat include a weak opposition, the ruling party’s control of state institutions which is used to manipulate election results in…

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El Salvador. Violence that never ends …

Each day twenty-four people are killed in the streets of El Salvador. The decision of the government to reverse benefits to imprisoned gang member and the end of the truce has given way for more violence and open war against the state. According to the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML), this year will end with…

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Climate Conference : Africans likely to be disappointed

In  the Paris Climate Conference, there are little signs that African demands concerning the financing of adaptation and mitigation costs by developed countries will be met. Africa is hit climate injustice. Though it only contributes 3 percent of green house gases (GHG), the continent is likely to suffer the most from climate change. Food security…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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