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News May 2013

2013 – International Year of Water Cooperation

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  This year will be key for international efforts to solve the ongoing crisis that is affecting 780 million people without access to potable water, and the 2.5 billion who lack adequate sanitation services. Six to eight million people die annually from the consequences of water-related disasters and diseases. Global population growth projections of 2-3…

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Zimbabwe – the hard road to elections

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  In 2008, Zimbabwe lived through one of the darkest pages of its recent history. Following the first round of general elections – which the ruling ZANU-PF party and the incumbent president Robert Mugabe allegedly lost – a wave of violence spread in the country. Most international human rights advocates described it as “government-sponsored.” According…

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DR Congo – Unsolved problems

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 On the last 22 March, the Congolese tutsi rebel general, Bosco Ntaganda was transferred to the Hague-based International criminal Court (ICC). Yet, everything remains yet to be solved on the ground in the Kivus, where the M23 rebels are creating all sorts of obstacles to the deployment of the African intervention brigade. Human rights NGOs…

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Embracing degrowth

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Serge Latouche is a French philosopher and economist. An outspoken critic of globalisation and what he calls the westernisation of the world, he also denounces consumer society and the illusions fuelled by current economic theories. Southworld met him. “Like the Bible’s prodigal son, we are living more on our assets than on our income. It…

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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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