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News December 2019

Somalia. An atmosphere of Tension and Instability.

Mogadishu and the Federal States are on a collision course regarding different issues, especially the management of the elections to be held next year, the first since 1969. The bordering countries such as Kenya and the Arab states are fanning the flames of the crisis. The coming months will be crucial for Somalia. In 2020,…

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Africa. The Sea is theirs.

Fishing rights sold off by governments to foreign companies. Illegal fishing and how it damages the environment. Drug trafficking. Factors that impoverish and render insecure the waters of many African countries. The continent has 38 coastal countries, 13 million km² of maritime zones and owns 17% of global water resources. Economically speaking, 90% of African…

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Africa. Environmental Degradation and Climate Change Migrants.

Environmental degradation will make the planet face up to challenges unknown until now. As a consequence of the deterioration of the environment, Africa is experiencing the phenomenon of climate-driven migration. Africa is currently home to more than 1.3 billion people, a figure that could double by 2050, according to UN forecasts. The African population is…

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The Mafias.The Sea routes for drugs.

The drug-mafias have become experts in organization and logistical planning for the management of the dispatch and distribution of drugs by sea. The Sea Route 10, the Narco-Highway. The international drugs trade uses, for the most part, a means of transport that has been in use since time immemorial, that of maritime vessels, used today…

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Advocacy

Cop 27. Emissions, loss and damage, finance: the decisions.

Cop 27 is over. A first step in climate justice, but zero progress on the central issue of CO2 emissions. The principle of a new fund…

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Baobab

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee.

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee had been friends for a very long time and so it was only natural that they should invite each other to…

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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the…

Young people from nine different countries had a chance to each comment and ask a question to Pope Francis, during the online conversation. At the beginning…

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