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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

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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