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News July 2016

Malawi/Zambia. Children caught in a web of trafficking

Most children are trafficked both locally and internationally by gangs. We look at the situation in Malawi and Zambia Recently the police have intercepted 23 children who were about to cross the border between Malawi and Tanzania in a trafficking racket. According to National Child Protection Officer Alexander Ngwala of Malawi Police Service: “It is…

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Republic of Congo. Oil does not flow for the poor.

The country ranks among the  top five oil producers  of the African continent. The oil  and resource extraction, however, has strained parched landscape, caused deforestation, polluted rivers and impoverished communities. While the profits of such activities enrich foreign companies and local governments. The village is surrounded by huge trees, tropical plants, dense vegetation soaked with…

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Ivory Coast. Lost childhoods behind chocolate.

The number of children working in the cocoa fields continues to increase. Exploitation and hazardous labour are the bitter taste of cocoa. Arouna,12, works in a chocolate field in the southwest of Ivory Coast. “I have to get up early every morning to reach the field along with my brother who is 10”, he says,…

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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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