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News November 2015

Algeria, the anti-IS bastion

Maghreb provides jihadists with fighters. The terrorist groups finance themselves through drug trafficking and arms trade. Their main obstacle: Algeria. Several factors suggest that the Islamic Maghreb is one of those areas throughout which ISIS might expand the boundaries of the recently established Islamic Caliphate. This hypothesis is first of all supported by the militancy…

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An EU-Africa action plan to address the migration crisis

At a special summit which takes places on the next 11 and 12 November in Valletta, the EU will ask African leaders’ help to address the migration crisis. The challenge is a difficult one. EU states don’t agree with each other on a list of “safe countries” whose citizens are free from persecutions.  The purpose…

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Colombia. A long way to build peace

Government and FARC to sign peace agreement in March of 2016. But there are still stumbling blocks.  The announcement was made in Cuba, last 23 September, by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Timoleón Jiménez “Timochenko” after three years of negotiations. The two sides have…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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