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News March 2020

Arms Trafficking. The Sahel Connection.

The arms trade criss-crosses the Sahel region. To the north highly organised networks of traffickers operate. On the opposite bank the local intermediaries come into play. The Niger River is over four thousand kilometres long. It is an impressive current of fresh water which, from the Loma Mountains, on the border between Sierra Leone and…

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Gambling in Africa.

It is illegal in just seven countries. In the continent it is an industry with large profit margins. A market in rapid development due to the internet, smartphones and online payment systems. Is it harmless? A market worth billions of dollars. It is a transverse passion involving mostly young people but also women and the…

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Angola. The fall of the Dos Santos Empire.

After targeting the President’s son, the Angolan justice, it has frozen the assets of his daughter, the richest woman of the continent and everyone now wonders whether the former head of state is next on the list. The wind of reform is blowing strongly in Angola since the election of the new president João Lourenço…

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South Sudan migrants in Australia. Integration, thorns and rap.

Being a small community, they try not to lose their own cultural identity. Motivated by a rapper, a photographer and a woman singer. “We are not as bad as you think we are, why are you making our life hard?” rapper Krown sings as he proudly affirms his origins. From Melbourne with his musical video…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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