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News December 2016

The routes of migrants

Across the desert. In the grip of traffickers and military people. A long journey that can last even twenty months. The hecatomb in the Mediterranean Sea. “Our driver tried to go through different paths in the desert in order to avoid check points but he got lost. He therefore stopped the vehicle and went away,…

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Nicaragua. Elections: The great ‘Farce’

President Daniel Ortega, wins the presidential elections for the third consecutive time. Without opposition, and alongside him his wife Rosario Murillo. A foregone victory. Low turnout. Criticism from the Catholic Church. Ruben Dario Square, dedicated to the great Nicaraguan writer, one o’clock in the afternoon, a few minutes after the electoral council has announced the…

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The Solution to Syria’s War is Political and its Model is Algeria

Syria must borrow from Algeria to end its brutal internal war. Throughout the 1990’s (1992-2002), Algeria also experienced an internal war. It was not as brutal in numbers of people killed or cities destroyed, but it was also self-contained. Unlike Syria, moreover, Algeria’s war was truly ‘civil’ in the sense that the warring factions and…

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Internet. Africa still lags behind other continents

While connectivity has sizeably improved on the continent, Africa lags nonetheless still far behind other parts of the world. There are still many obstacle to remove.  Sub-Saharan Africa has seen great improvements in connectivity infrastructure and affordability in recent years, stresses the American association “Internet Society” created in 1992 to promote the technology worldwide in…

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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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