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News March 2013

Tunisia – Troubled democracy

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  “Perhaps some people want chaos.” This blunt statement was made by the then Tunisian PM, Hamadi Jebali, in an interview with French TV France 24, on 13 February. He was talking about the murder of leftist opposition politician, Chokri Belaid, shot dead in a Tunis neighbourhood a week before, and of its aftermath. Jebali’s…

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Reportage – Mexico and migrants

  They call it ‘The Beast’, the ‘Train of Death’, or the ‘Devourer of Migrants’. There are many names given to the train that carries thousands of Central Americans from southern Mexico towards the United States and the dream of a better life. Many stories of people that unravel and overlap. José Marti, 25, comes…

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Africa – The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty

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Africa is commonly known as the ‘black continent’. With 54 independent States and a population of over 900 million inhabitants, Africa is a paradox. From the desert in the North passing through the rich mineral belts of the coastal lines to the dense equatorial forests, Africa’s old song is the same: a continent plagued by…

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West-African jihadists and the International Criminal Court

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 Last January, the Prosecutor of The Hague-based International Criminal Court, opened an investigation into alleged crimes committed in Northern Mali by the jihadists. It is also planning to prosecute Nigerian Boko Haram activists and also to start investigating out of Africa. But it will not be easy. On the 16 January 2013, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda…

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Advocacy

The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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Baobab

The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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