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News June 2018

Illegal Logging. Organised Crime Destroying Latin American Forests.

Illegal logging drives other forms of environmental crimes such as deforestation, labour exploitation, land invasions, tax evasion, falsification of documents and state corruption. Illegal logging is the natural resource crime in the world and the world’s third largest crime, according to the report ‘Transnational Crime and the Developing World’, published in March 2017 by Global…

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Kinshasa Vetoes Water Transfer Project To Replenish Lake Chad.

According to UNESCO, Lake Chad has shrunk by 90 percent since 1963, with enormous environmental, economic and social consequences for the surrounding region. A plan to replenish it through the transfer of waters from the Ubangi River has been approved in Abuja in February 2018, but the main country of the Congo River Basin, the…

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Mali. Helping The Street Children Of Bamako.

One evening, Mamadou Touré had just left the disco and was walking back home when a child came up to him and told him that he was very hungry. Mamadu could not remain indifferent, and since then, every evening, he drives around his town to help children living on the street. Every evening when Inizio…

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SIPRI. World Military Expenditure Up.

Total world military expenditure rose to $1,739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1% in real terms from 2016, according to new figures  from the  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) After 13 consecutive years of increases from 1999 to 2011 and relatively unchanged spending from 2012 to 2016, total global military expenditure rose…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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