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News June 2017

Mexico. The break-up of the drug cartels.

The formation of micro-cartels is superimposing itself on the traditional large drug cartels. The petrol trade, a new business for the drug cartels. In recent years, the creation of micro-cartels is superimposing itself on the large drug cartels. This has happened due to pressure from law enforcement but even more because of the break-up and…

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Egypt’s two difficult and Self-Perpetuating Challenges.

Terrorist attacks, tension between al- Sisi’s regime and the Coptic minority, the emergence of new militant groups, economic and financial problems. At least 28 people including many children were killed on May 26 in Egypt. It was yet another attack targeting Coptic Christians. The government responded by hitting jihadist camps in neighboring Libya. The attackers…

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Which Iran after Rouhani’s victory.

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani won with an unexpected landslide victory in a fiercely contested re-election bid. Donald Trump has clearly outlined his Iran policy. Lest there be any doubt, the president has aligned US foreign policy sharply alongside the Israeli and Saudi Arabian political agenda: the anti-Iranian axis in the region. Perhaps, feeling the…

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Congo-Brazzaville. Pool rebels asphyxiate Brazzaville before the elections.

Parliament and local elections are scheduled sometime between June and August. But they take place in a tense and morose atmosphere. The capital is literally asphyxiated by the Pool guerrilla attacks and politicians are divided in front of the challenge. Life has become a real nightmare for the people in Brazzaville, tells SouthWorld, the ambassador…

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Advocacy

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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Baobab

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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