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News November 2016

Yemen. The forgotten war

While The World’s Attention is on Syria, The United States is being drawn into another war in Yemen. How far will it go? The conflict has so far left 7,000 dead, thousands more wounded and displaced some three million people. The Republic of Yemen, located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is one…

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Claw backs on democracy across East and Central Africa.

A wind of democratic claw backs on democratic gains is blowing across East and Central Africa. Presidents are in the process or have already changed constitutions in order to cling to power for life. Some do it without shedding blood, others kill using the army and police. The presidents of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni; Congo-Brazzaville, Sassou…

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Colombia. A leap into uncertainty.

The victory of the ‘No’ vote leaves Colombia in limbo. The country has no Plan B after voters rejected the peace deal with FARC rebels. On what basis can the deal be revised? A new unimaginable scenario. Two weeks before the referendum, the national and foreign press (300 journalists) were called to cover the conference…

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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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