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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

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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