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News February 2016

Rwandan president to seek a third term

There is no more suspense over Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s intention to stand for a third term in 2017. After his path was cleared of legal hurdles following a successful referendum last December in which the Yes to the constitutional change won 98.3 per cent, Kagame said he had accepted the people’s call to continue…

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Burkina Faso. Labour in the gold mines …

Thousands of people labour in the gold mines of Burkina Faso. Working conditions are miserable and many children risk their lives. The sun has not risen yet and Jean Pierre is already walking along the dirty road that leads to the mine. Another day has just started. Five years ago he left his village to…

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Islamic investors eye opportunities in Africa

Donors and businessmen from the Islamic World are increasingly determined to explore investments opportunities in Africa. Africa is increasingly seen as a land of opportunities. After the large emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil, member countries from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which groups 57 countries including 22 African states, are increasingly…

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Venezuela. The Opposition’s top three priorities

Venezuela faces a new political landscape after a landslide Opposition victory in the last parliamentary elections. But the country’s destiny will be decided on an economic rather than a political basis. The opposition coalition, known as MUD (the Democratic Unity Roundtable) won a key two-thirds majority in the legislative elections held in Venezuela on 6…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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