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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

Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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Baobab

The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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