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News May 2017

Botswana. Bushmen: in search of the lost land.

Ten years after a historic verdict, which, in theory, allowed the Bushmen of the Kalahari reserve to return to their land and to their ancestral life-style, the Botswana government continues to put prohibited measures in place in order to stop them from doing so.  The African sunlight is intense and the old hunter squints to…

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Lebanon’s renewed and fragile stability must still face many threats.

The new president will face many challenges among others the repatriation of Syrian refugees. The role played by Hezbollah, supported by Iran. Israel has accused Hezbollah of having obtained strategic weapons. Trump’s stance on Iran could aggravate Lebanon’s already precarious politics and society. Michel Aoun, the former 81-year-old Christian general and protagonist of the Lebanese…

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Ecuador. Moreno, elected president by a slight margin.

The candidate for the ruling Alianza PAÍS party won the election in the second round of elections. Lenin Moreno will be sworn in on 24 May and assume the presidency until 2021. Economy in recession, relationship with indigenous peoples, among the many challenges of the new president.  Opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso challenges election results that…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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