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News November 2012

Nobel Prize: The validity of a choice

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  The Nobel Prize committee assigned the 2012 Peace Prize to the European Union. The committee evaluated more than 100 candidates. After the announcement, there was sadness from the side of those who pinpoint the negative aspects of the EU. There was an explosion of joy from those who see in the EU a greater…

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EU-Africa – Deadline pushed

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  Ten years after their start in 2002, the negotiations for the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are in a deadlock. The challenge is to replace the non-reciprocal trade regime and preferential access of the Cotonou agreement by a free trade agreement that…

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Mali – When the fire spreads …

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  Earlier this year, on March 22nd, unhappy of the government’s response to insecurity in the north, a group of Malian soldiers staged a coup d’état. Under the leadership of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, they overrun Bamako, the capital, and declared their intention to re-establish security and order in the country, and to prevent a…

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Burundi – Descent into hell

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  It might seem a sad coincidence. A few months after the publication of the historical novel “Descent to hell” by the Burundian writer Aloys Misago, a press communiqué issued by the chief of staff of the former Hutu rebel Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL) – who had laid their weapons down in 2009 –…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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