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News January 2021

Africa’s hotspots in 2021.

This year many African countries will go through a phase of instability and conflict. Some of them even risk of being torn apart by ethnic tensions and political rivalries. These tensions and rivalries run deep. There is no sign of change in some of these situations, but a change is possible. In this historical moment,…

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North Africa. Revolutions on stand-by.

Ten years after the popular uprisings in North Africa, what has changed? What remains of the movements behind them? The fall of three North African dictators took place in a matter of a few months, in early 2011, under the impulse of the popular revolt. The first to fall was the Tunisian Ben Ali, on…

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Arms industry sales rise.

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in 2019, 8.5% more than in 2018 according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence the new data from SIPRI’s Arms Industry Database shows with arms sales…

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East Africa. Lake Victoria, a threatened wonder.

Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater surface and a touristic marvel for its fauna, its landscapes and its rock art paintings and a large provider of food and water for the riparian populations is under threat by pollution, overfishing and climate change. In many ways, Lake Victoria is a jewel of Creation. The Lake which was…

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Advocacy

Cop 27. Emissions, loss and damage, finance: the decisions.

Cop 27 is over. A first step in climate justice, but zero progress on the central issue of CO2 emissions. The principle of a new fund…

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Baobab

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee.

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee had been friends for a very long time and so it was only natural that they should invite each other to…

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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the…

Young people from nine different countries had a chance to each comment and ask a question to Pope Francis, during the online conversation. At the beginning…

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