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News October 2013

A new front in Eastern Congo

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  Tensions between Kigali and Kinshasa and fightings between the UN and M23 rebels have eclipsed the opening of a new front in Eastern Congo, at the feet of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Since early July 2013, there has been a resurge of activities from the Alliance of Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda…

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Mexico – The tragedy of the desaparecidos

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  Over the past six years more than 26 thousand people have disappeared in Mexico. A crime that is ignored and downplayed Forced disappearances are not new in Mexico. The was a huge number of desaparecidos, Spanish for “the disappeared,” during the 1968-1971 repression. What is happening now, however, is beyond limits and is raising…

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Chinese took over Congo’s giant diamond deposits

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 After having obtained a privileged access to Katanga’s copper and cobalt reserves, China has won control of the main diamond deposits of the country. Five years after a consortium led by the state companies China Railways and Sinohydro signed a 6 billion dollars mines for infrastructures contract, which gives them access to 10 million tons…

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Burundi at crossroads

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  Despite the laying down of arms by Burundi’s last rebel group, the National Front for Liberation (FNL), in 2005 the country has been tinkering between peace and war since the disputed 2010 elections. Opposition leaders, who had fled the country, have returned home to prepare for the 2015 polls, whose outcome may return the…

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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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