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News January 2016

Africa 2016. A challenging year ahead

2016 promises to be a challenging year for Africa, with several elections in a tense climate, the aggravation of the crisis in Burundi and the opening of the Gbagbo trial in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  One of the main questions is whether the situation will improve or further deteriorate in Burundi, where…

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Economy to dominate 2016 Zambian elections

Zambians are going to vote in the tripartite elections in September 2016 but already the economy is dominating all other issues. With the loss of jobs in the copper mines as a result of low prices on the world market many voters in the country are worried if the present government of Edgar Lungu would…

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Burundi. To Avoid genocide

Human rights violations including extra-judicial executions.  Hate speeches. No dialogue with the opposition. The real risk of civil war. On the 11 December, in the latest coordinated attacks, gunmen stormed three military installations in Burundi before dawn. At least 15 people were killed.  Only last month 87 people have been killed. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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