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News June 2016

Africa. American mercenaries at the service of Chinese companies

Erik Prince, founder of the controversial private security contractor Blackwater to advise and support Chinese investments in oil, mining and other sectors in the African continent. Erik Prince, a former member of the United States Navy SEALs, founded the Blackwater in 1997, when he turned the family company, a supplier to the automobile manufacturing industry,…

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Angola. In search of the lost billions.

According to the main opposition party, UNITA, over US $ 170 billion of oil revenues are missing and it urges President dos Santos to tell where they’ve gone. The late Angola specialist, French political scientist Christine Messiant and some of her colleagues revealed some 16 years ago, the existence a “Bermuda Triangle”, where oil revenues…

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Lebanon. Bitter Cedars

The internal security is at high risk. The central institutions are moving towards extinction. Lebanon continues to remain without a president of the republic. Millions of refugees old and new. The Lebanese security situation is becoming more and more dangerous. There are almost daily signals confirming that the country is heading into a very dangerous…

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El Niño. A new threat to Africa

Terrorism and internal conflicts are not the only threats to the stability of Africa. Some regions in the eastern and southern part of the continent have also to face the devastating impact of El Niño. This weather phenomenon occurs irregularly in the eastern tropical Pacific and off Ecuador and Perù’s coasts, every three to seven…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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