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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

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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