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News February 2013

Iran and Israel in Africa

  Are Iran and Israel, fierce enemies in the Middle East, going to export their rivalry to Africa? Both Teheran and Tel Aviv are very interested in establishing economic and political ties with many Sub-Saharan countries. They are also closely monitoring each other’s moves on the field. Last December Stratfor, a global intelligence company, issued…

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DRC – The Kampala talks challenge

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  The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Rwandan and Ugandan-backed M23 rebels have agreed on the last 11 January on a peace talks agenda. But even if both sides come to an agreement, it will only one step in the long road towards the stabilization of East Congo. On the…

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CAR – Fragile peace deal

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  The Libreville peace-talks between the government and the rebels ended up on the 11 January with a ceasefire and a power sharing deal but it remains to be seen whether the ceasefire will hold. On the 9 January, peace negotiations started in Libreville between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR), the rebels…

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Mali – What comes next ?

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  France intervened in Mali to stop the jihadists’ offensive on Mopti and Bamako. Beyond, the plan is to rid the country from all terrorists. A serious challenge. On the last 11 January, French aircrafts and helicopters bombed a column of jihadists rebels which had captured the day earlier the city of Konna, 700 km…

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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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