News October 2014

Reportage – Africa. Weapon tracing

Tracing illicit weapons and ammunition in conflict areas is essential to identify the entities involved in international sanctions violations and the primary sources of illicit weapons’ trade. We have followed an expert carrying out investigations on the ground. Mary Helen has just arrived in a small town in the province of North Kivu where a…

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City population to reach 6.4 billion by 2050

According to the 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospect, global urban population is expected to increase by another 2.5 billion people by 2050 from current levels of 3.9 billion or 54% of population, with the greatest growth expected in India, China and Nigeria. The updated U.N. report notes that India, China and Nigeria will…

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Burundi – The land « time-bomb »

In 2011, a new land code was adopted. But it didn’t defuse tensions around land access issues which are exacerbated by population growth and conflicts between current owners and returnees from exile. As a result of demographic growth and land division, land has become an increasingly rare commodity, sparking an increasing number of conflicts which…

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The Ebola epidemic, a major threat to Africa

The Ebola epidemic which started in Western Africa last March has become a major threat for the entire continent. Scientists predict that 100,000 people could be infected. The economy, and the freedom of movement of millions of people are also at stake. Since its first outbreak, in 1976, in the Equator province of the Democratic…

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The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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