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News May 2014

Malawi elections 2014 – A few sun rays

Malawi will be going for elections on 20th May. These elections will be the fifth in the country. Voters will choose the President, the 193 seat Parliament and the local administrators. Malawi registered voters top 7 millions. However many are skeptical about the chance of a real change. Elections will coincide with Malawi’s 50 years…

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Kenya – Tomb Raiders

Security in Kenya has always been a sore spot. People are routinely hit with either waves of robberies or ethnic based violence. In recent years, terror attacks have become an unwelcomed addition. The international press reports tragic events, like the Westgate affair in September 2013. Strikes on solitary police posts at the border with Somalia…

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Editorial – EU / Elections 2014: decision-time

European citizens will go to the polls on 25 May to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Strasbourg. These MEPs will represent over 500 million citizens in 28 Member States. It is important to choose those candidates whose main concern is developing a Europe of solidarity and fairness. The Eurobarometer survey carried…

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Burundi – President determined to get third term

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s eyes are firmly set on a third term despite opposition from political parties, civil society organisations, the powerful Catholic Church and despite the rejection last March by the National Assembly of changes to the constitution which would have allowed him to extend his stay in power. Also included in the constitutional reform…

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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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