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News October 2011

DR Congo – Stormy campaign

Five years after the first democratic elections since 1960, the next ones – scheduled for November28 – may not necessarily stabilize the country. The electoral campaign started with clashes between supporters of the 79 years old opposition politician Etienne Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila’s militants. The premises of Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD)…

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Zambia – The patience of the cobra

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Zambia has seen its shares of ups and down. Considered one of Africa’s richest countries at independence, it became one of the poorest in just a few years. The nationalization of the mining sector, mismanagement of mining and agriculture, lower copper prices on the international market and a soaring national debt, did the trick. By…

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Madagascar – Crisis hits the defenceless

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Madagascar resembles today a submarine in urgent need of upwelling. The political crisis that began in 2009 left in its wake harsh conditions for the population. The National Institute of Statistics published in September a study saying half of the population now live in extreme poverty. Likewise, a fresh report of the World Bank highlights…

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Libya – Crooked perspectives

Six months of NATO bombings, and a war on the ground, were not enough to design a new nation. The acceptance of the new Libya by the General Assembly of the UN and the forming of a government, still say little about the future of this country. Kaddafi’s defeat is now certain, nothing is clear…

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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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