News June 2014

World Cup 2014 – Dreaming for African teams

Starting the 12th of June to the 13th of July global attention will shift to Brazil focusing on football’s biggest competition where the best teams in the world compete for the biggest and most coveted prize in football the FIFA World Cup. We take a look at the African teams. Four years ago the African…

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South Africa – The Anc wins, but

Apparently, nothing has changed, but maybe something will. On May 7, South Africans flocked to the polling stations, and chose again the African National Congress (Anc) and its presidential candidate, the sitting president Jacob Zuma, to lead the country for the next five years. The landslide victory of the former liberation movement, which got around…

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Rd Congo – Kabila aims at controversial third term

There are strong indications that Kabila intends to amend the constitution in order to remain in office for a third term. But such plans are controversial. The main churches, civil society organisations and opposition disagree. There are lots of indications that President Joseph Kabila Kabange is planning to run for a third term while trying…

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India election: Modi, a landslide victory

The ruling Congress Party, which has dominated Indian politics since independence, suffered a crushing defeat after two terms in office, in the Indian general election held from 7 April to 12 May. The party finished with just 44 of the 543 seats and under 20% of the vote in what was its worst ever performance…

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10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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