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News June 2012

South Sudan – Hard lines

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  The South Sudanese literally walk over vast crude deposits, yet over 51 percent of the 9 million citizens live below the poverty line, the country faces a big food gap and austerity measures are choking the economy. Twenty one years of civil war left the infrastructure in ruins and South Sudan needs sustainable peace…

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Madagascar – Worrying signs

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  Madagascar is on edge. Some insiders predict that the unity government headed by the prime minister Jean Omer Beriziky could collapse soon. It could also be the case of all other transitional institutions. Further complex issues have emerged while the solution to the political crisis is moving at slow pace. Observers express concern about…

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Maghreb – Arab spring in the ballot box

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  The foreseen contagion did not happen in Algeria. Islamic parties have found a new majority in Tunisia, morocco, Egypt, where they dominate parliaments, not so in the largest North African country. The Green Alliance – formed by three Islamic movements: the Movement for society and peace (MSP), El Islah and Ennahada – lost the…

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France-Africa – Winds of change

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  The election of a socialist French President has raised hopes both in France and in Africa to put an end to the old paternalistic and neo-colonial political and business networks dubbed as Françafrique. Former President Sarkozy was close to transnational companies such as the logistics giant Bolloré, which manages a number of African railways…

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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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