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News January 2014

Africa 2014 – Trials & Instability

Kenyans will follow with utmost interest the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta and of Vice-President William Ruto which is due to start in February in the compulsory presence of both statesmen, according to an end of November court ruling. It still remains to be seen whether they will attend. But if they don’t, they would…

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Africa 2014 – Elections & Conflicts

In North Africa, the main event will be the presidential elections in Algeria next April, with Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ruling National Liberation Front’s candidate running for a fourth mandate. Owing to Bouteflika’s poor health, the main question is whether he will be able to bring it to a conclusion, since challengers such as the novelist…

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CAR – Deteriorating situation

According to the United Nations there are at least 130,000 of the 800,000 residents of Bangui who are displaced. More than 45,000 are crowded into the only camp for the displaced near the airport, under French protection, without proper shelter, water, medical supplies and inadequate food supplies. There is a serious risk of epidemics due…

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Uganda – Museveni eyeing EAC presidency

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Uganda is behind efforts to speed up the East African Community integration process which will ultimately lead to the formation of an East African Federation. The EAC, which comprises five countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania Rwanda and Burundi, was revived in 1999 after falling apart in 1977. The three founding states of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania…

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Advocacy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis advocates for poor countries’…

In his Easter Urbi et Orbi message, Pope Francis urged all nations to “meet the greatest needs of the moment through the reduction, if not…

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Baobab

The Chimpanzee and the Crocodile.

0nce upon a time the chimpanzee and the crocodile were good friends. At midday, the chimpanzee would always go to the riverbank and call the crocodile:…

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Youth & Mission

African Youth Sowing Seeds Of Peace.

Starting afresh from children to build a peaceful future in Africa. Rely on their energies to transform the continent into a better place. This is the sense…

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