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News September 2011

China/Africa – Syndicate or mafia?

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The growing influence of China in Africa is nothing new. From mining to agriculture, building to shipping, China is omnipresent. The Asian giant needs resources for its hungry industries, and Africa has plenty to offer. On their side, most African governments like doing business with China. They say China pay her dues in time, it…

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Horn of Africa – Famine in the making

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The Horn of Africa is vast and diverse region. However, arid and semi-arid lands cover great swathe of its surface. With the exception of the Ethiopian and Kenyan highlands, much of the Horn is at the mercy of a fragile weather pattern that can easily transform semi-deserts capable of sustaining stock grazing into a land…

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Botswana – Here comes the bad boy

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Botswana is a case apart. While all African nations fought hard, or at least challenged, the colonizers, many Tswana were not in a hurry to become independent. While the spirit of Negritude filled the like of Nkrumah and Senghor and the need to return to ancient African culture pushed Mobutu to forbid the use of…

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Eritrea – Master of deceit

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Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad)’s meetings are usually run on consensus and participants have no reasons to fight over issues. Not so during the meeting held in Addis Ababa in early July. Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki chaired the summit which was devoted mostly to drought, security and development in the Horn of Africa. When discussing…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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