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News November 2018

Angola. ‘Terminator’ Lourenço Pushes For More Reforms.

More than one year after he was sworn in, the new Angolan head of state, João Lourenço has made sure that the men suspected to be corrupt do face trial. The list includes the son of his predecessor. But reforms go much further beyond. On the 24 September, the arrest of the former President José…

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USA/Mexico. Migrant Children. Uncertain Future.

Thousands of migrant children in transit for Mexico disappear. Meanwhile, in the United States they are taken by night and brought to large camps set up in the desert in the south of Texas. In recent weeks, hundreds of children who were staying in refuges spread between Kansas and New York were woken in the…

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Kenya’s LAPSSET Oil Corridor : Not Yet Born But Already Old.

The largest infrastructure project in East Africa is likely to become obsolete long before it is completed, but in the meantime those populations and territories involved pay the price because of it. The LAPSSET(Lamu Port-South Sudan-EthiopiaTransport) Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project, which when complete, will link Kenya’s Lamu Port…

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The Khashoggi Murder Has Shaken the Very Foundations of the House of Saud.

The now confirmed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of a Saudi ‘investigation team’ on October 2, 2018 after visiting consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul has attracted international interest. It has also raised concerns about the future of Saudi Arabia, as the murder should not be examined in isolation. Rather, it will…

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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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