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News January 2017

Migration. Africans disappointed one year after the Valetta summit

One year after the EU-Africa summit on migration, disappointment and frustration are predominant among the priority countries of the euro-african partnership. The EU-Africa Valetta summit of November 2015 had two main objectives: the creation of jobs in Africa to provide alternatives to migration and the strengthening of the repression against illegal migration. One year after…

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Bolivia. The visible and invisible shoeshiners

They cover their face behind balaclavas. Greasy hands and heads bowed. Meeting the shoeshiners in La Paz. Every morning, at 5 o’clock, Paco leaves his home in El Alto, a very poor city on top of La Paz, and reaches the centre of the Bolivian capital after an hour’s travel by bus. He is one…

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Reportage / Nigeria. A challenge to immigration

First woman in Nigeria to graduate in mechanical engineering, founder of ‘Lady Initiative’ that forms girls in a profession that gives work and dignity. She welcomes us in her large mechanic’s workshop on the outskirts of Lagos. She is wearing the blue overalls of a mechanic. She has just finished taking apart a carburetor from…

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Congo Basin. The biodiversity sanctuaries in danger

The Congo Forests are in danger. Biodiversity is declining and poaching persists even in Protected Areas. The Congo Basin, one of the world’s main biodiversity sanctuaries is in danger. The area which is inhabited by over 100 million people over 4 million sq km and which is 45% covered by dense forests is indeed confronted…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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