News March 2016

Ethiopia. Government abandons Great Addis plans but Oromo anger remains.

Oromo people protests have forced the government to abandon its plans to displace thousands of people in order to implement uits Great Addis extension plans. But the toll was high with over 100 victims of the repression and thousands in custody.  After months of protests and more than 100 deaths, the Ethiopian government abandoned on…

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Zika virus stimulated by climate change

Global warming and the phenomenon of El Niño are the breeding ground for the propagation of the mosquito that transmits the illness.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a public emergency of international significance, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil announced its first case in May of 2015, and…

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Brazil. Death along the river.

The collapse of two dams has caused one of the greatest environmental disasters that has ever occurred in Brazil and in the world. It was not an accident. On 5 November 2015, sixty two million cubic metres of mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, spilled from the collapse of two dams and engulfed and devastated…

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SIPRI. African arms imports grew by 19 per cent over the last decade

Between 2006–10 and 2011–15, major arms imports by states in Africa increased by 19 per cent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which noted that Algeria and Morocco remained the two largest arms importers in the region with a combined total of 56 per cent of African imports. This is according to…

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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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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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