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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Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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