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News October 2016

Ebola. The World not ready to face another epidemics.

Research has made considerable progress but the world is not yet ready to face another epidemics, says World Health Organisation’s former director general, Peter Piot. Fourty years after the first ebola outbreak, occurred at Yambuku in the Eastern Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 250 researchers and health specialists assessed the situation during…

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South Africa: A future with many unknowns

Discontent with president Zuma is growing. In the last local election the ANC lost the main cities. Many think towards his replacement. The future leader could be his ex-wife: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The scandals that in recent years involved the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, have called into question his ability to govern. They have…

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Burundi. President defies the world.

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has defied internal and external pressure to hold talks with the opposition and end a one-year political crisis which started when he extended his term despite a constitutional two-term limit. Security forces have been able to subdue rebel groups, which fought security services in the capital few months ago albeit at…

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Nigeria. Boko Haram’s terrorist group in deep crisis.

The dreaded jihadist group Boko Haram (BH) has received serious blows over the last months. Its leader, Shekau, has been reportedly injured but the causes which allowed BH to terrorise four African countries still remain.  Over the last months, Boko Haram (the Western education is sinful) has suffered a number of serious setbacks and is…

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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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