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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

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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