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News October 2015

Oman. Elections: women’s marginal role

The citizens of the Sultanate of Oman will be called upon to vote for the Consultative Assembly in the upcoming elections on 31 October. Few opportunities for women. The Sultanate of Oman , which is located in the south eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, occupies a strategic geographical position. It is crossed by the…

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Central African Republic. Elections postponed again

The political transition in the Central African looks nowhere near to its end. Elections which were initially scheduled for November 2014 and were postponed several times, will probably not take place before the end of the mandate of the transition government. In principle, the first round of the presidential and parliament elections supposed to put…

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Mexico. Ayotzinapa One Year Later.

On September 26, 2014, forty-three rural college students from southern Mexico were forcibly disappeared in the city of Iguala, Guerrero. Allegedly abducted by municipal police officers as they attempted to hijack buses for a political protest, the federal investigation into the atrocity concluded that the youngsters were handed over to cartel gunmen who subsequently incinerated…

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Tanzania’s tight elections

Tanzania is set to witness the tightest elections since the advent of multiparty democracy in July 1992. The 25 October elections will pit mainly the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi against the Coalition of Wananchi Constitution (Ukawa) which bring together the Party for Democracy and Progress (Chadema), the Civic United Front (CUF), NCCR-Mageuzi and the National…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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