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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Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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