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News May 2015

Palestine’s membership, a last chance to save the ICC

The Palestinian Authority has joined the ICC at the very moment it faces a real crisis. Next June, the African Union might call its members to abandon the club of ICC member states as a result of the Court’s alleged “racism”. The Palestinian Authority represented by its foreign minister, Riyad Al Maliki, was welcome as…

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Kenya. The Garissa massacre shocked the nation

News of the on-going terrorist attack filtered into Nairobi already in the early morning. The nation followed the slaughter unfolding before its very eyes. Why was the government response so slow? No one apologized to the families of the victims for the poor job done. Once again people felt let down by President Uhuru. Kenyans…

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Nigeria. Not just promises

Mohammadu Buhari is the new Nigerian president. But one of the most troubled areas, the Niger Delta, has voted against him. Will there be problems for the new leader from the region? What should he do? We talked with Sunny Ofehe, Director of Inside Niger Delta Magazine. The people of the Niger Delta voted overwhelmingly…

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Mexico. Solidarity without borders

For twenty years, a group of women have helped migrants. Tossing bread and bottles of water. They expect nothing in return. Their lives are full of simple gestures, every day, to help immigrants. They are the living conscience of a dramatic situation, that of the many Central Americans without documents who travel every day on…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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