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News May 2018

Burundi. The May referendum: a “death warrant” for the Peace Agreement.

According to the opposition, the referendum would be a “death warrant” for the 2000 Arusha Peace Agreement and increase the risk of a civil war. The constitutional referendum scheduled for the next 17 May could prolong President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034. If accepted by the electorate, those constitutional changes would enable the head of…

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FIFA World Cup/Africa. The Road to Russia.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia will be the greatest sporting show on earth this year. Between 14 June to 15 July, 32 team will make billions of people dream, enjoy and weep. Africa will be represented by five nations.   Because of the political and military involvement in different areas around…

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Niger another Afghanistan.

Under the Guise of Security and Resources Niger Has Attracted Ever More Foreign Intervention. And Not All of It is Benign. Niger, until not long ago a forgotten and poor country on the margins of the oil producing states of North Africa, has acquired much greater strategic importance since 2011. Niger’s importance, with all its…

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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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