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News March 2015

The Ivory Coast – Deceptive victory

The Ivory Coast’s football team made the headlines for its victory at the African Cup of Nations, but the country still faces problems. With elections to be held within months a display of unity as the one shown on the pitch would be badly needed. Probably when Boubacar Barry, the Ivory Coast’s goalkeeper, scored the…

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Over 2.5 million people threatened by famine because of Ebola

Even if the epidemics is slowing down, it will have serious consequences on food security during this year, warn UN agencies. In fact, the number of victims could be greater than the figure for those who directly died from the disease. At last, some good news on the Ebola frontline : last January, in a…

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DR Congo – Kabila shown the exit door

More than four days of riots and demonstrations across the country have shown Kabila that the Congolese people are not prepared to tricks to keep in office after the expiration of his mandate in 2016. President Joseph Kabila is trying hard to remain in office after the expiration of his mandate in 2016. But one…

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Nigeria – Elections with the oil incognito

Inflation sky high, social budget cuts, investment dropping, unemployment growing. The consequences of the collapse in the price of oil could be “devastating” for Nigeria, Africa’s giant which will go to the polls on the 28 March. We talked with Sunny Ofehe, editor-in-chief of Inside Niger Delta. Nigeria depends on oil. What could the long…

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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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