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News December 2017

Brazil. Dark Clouds Over Amazonia.

On the one hand organised crime, assassins, the systematic destruction of the Amazon rainforest. On the other the defenders of the environment who are continually being assassinated. In the state of Rondonia, in the north of Brasil, Eder Chaves Dias and Joao Coelho try to defend the Amazon Forest by preventing the passage of the…

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Former British Cameroon On The Verge Of A “Low-Intensity War”.

Tensions are rising since end 2016 in the English-speaking part of the country. Local bishops deplore a « barbaric » repression A curfew has been imposed at Bamenda, the capital of the English-speaking North-West of Cameroon, on the last 13 November after the explosion of four homemade bombs triggered by cell phones. One exploded near the police…

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Lebanon. An Uncertain Future.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned and then he agreed to withhold his resignation. He has accused Tehran of interfering in Lebanese affairs. The role of Hezbollah, an ally of Shiite Iran. The games of the Saudis. The war in Syria might be winding down; leaving the Baathist regime of President Bashar al-Asad in power,…

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China Football. Kick- off.

Purchase of European teams, players and famous coaches. What’s behind this great Chinese investment? It is not just passion for football but a clear political and economic project. The Chinese football phenomenon is developing in parallel with the country’s economic growth. The Chinese Super League was founded in 2004, a decade after the Jia-A League became…

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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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