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News January 2015

Africa 2015. Elections: More contentious than usual

Crucial elections will take place in Zambia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Tanzania: the ruling party with internal divisions and in Burundi irregularities in the census of the voters. On the electoral front, the year begins with a first important challenge; the presidential election in Zambia, scheduled for the 20 January. The Deputy Minister of…

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Africa 2015. A turning point in Eastern Congo

The political situation in many countries has disrupted the electoral schedule. Gbagbo’s trial in The Hague will also focus attention, while a moment of truth has come in Eastern Congo, where the deadline for the surrender of the FLDR rebels expires this month. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 2015 local elections initially set…

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Africa 2015. Economic growth with reservations

According to the International Monetary Fund, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong at about 5¾ percent in 2015 but the fall of oil prices and the ongoing ebola epidemic could reduce the growth rate. In its annual regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa released in October, the IMF predicts that growth in…

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Mexico. Deported immigrants, between misery and extortion

They live in holes along sewage canals, exploited by gangs of drug traffickers who recruit them for selling drugs. Stories of kidnappings, suffering and broken dreams. There is very little light in the culvert, and it takes several minutes for our eyes to adjust to darkness. Miguel and his wife, Maria Luisa, are sitting on…

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Mexico. Deported immigrants, between misery and extortion

They live in holes along sewage canals, exploited by gangs of drug traffickers who recruit them for selling drugs. Stories of kidnappings, suffering and broken dreams. There is very little light in the culvert, and it takes several minutes for our eyes to adjust to darkness. Miguel and his wife, Maria Luisa, are sitting on…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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