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News May 2016

The jihadist offensive in West Africa

The terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso) and Grand Bassam (tourist region of Ivory Coast) have shown that all West African countries are at risk of terrorism. Extremist groups of jihadist matrix, both the major ones (AQIM- Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and Daesh) and the minor ones (Macina Liberation Front, Ansar Dine,…

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Peru. Keiko Fujimori can’t avoid run-off election for the presidency.

Daughter of former dictator won first round and will face right-wing candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for the presidency. Almost 40 percent of the more than 21 million voters in Peru casted their votes for Keiko Fujimori Higuchi, of Fuerza Popular, also known as “fujimorismo,” in the first round that took place on April 10 to…

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DR of Congo. Ex-governor of Katanga in pole position for the presidential race.

After Jean-Pierre Bemba’s condemnation by the International Criminal Court, last March, the ex-governor of Katanga is emerging as the opposition candidate for the November 2016 presidential race. The guilty verdict issued on the last 21 March by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Jean-Pierre Bemba is a turning point in the DRC’s political life. The…

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Panama Papers. How and where, African leaders hide oil and mining revenues.

A number of African leaders have transferred revenues from oil and mining resources in tax havens. Though not always illegal, these methods are revealing about the opacity of the management of natural resources which deprives African states from badly needed incomes. In early April, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed the names of…

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Advocacy

Research and Rating, a tool of Advocacy.

Advocacy is a strategy used around the world by NGOs, activists, and even policy makers themselves, to influence policies. Advocacy is about creating reform of…

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Baobab

An Unhappy Fish.

0nce upon a time there was a colony of little fishes who lived together in their own small pool, isolated from the rest of the fish…

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Youth & Mission

Peace and Climate Justice is Needed to Save the Planet.

The world is afire again, the flames heartbreakingly consume shrubs, trees and forests in Australia, Portugal, Brazil, and recently in California and Siberia and elsewhere too.…

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