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News September 2014

West Africa. The Lion King may sleep forever

The lion of West Africa is on the verge of extinction. Only a few hundred individuals are surviving. But their days are numbered unless strict measures are adopted. There is a serious probability that the lion, symbol of bravery and totem of the Gourmantché tribe of Burkina Faso, who inspired legends and was adopted by…

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Germany. Military and strategic interests in Africa

Germany returns to Africa to stay. In summer 2011, the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle introduced the new ‘Strategy for Africa’ of the German Government. It is an integrated policy towards Africa, involving several federal ministries, industry groups and civil society representatives. The aim is to enable a coordinated partnership along key issues, such as:…

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Ghana. Bernice, Nancy and bamboo bikes

A women’s initiative, launched on the outskirts of Accra. “My children are currently studying, and who knows, they might become ‘important people’ someday”, says Nancy Adomako. This young woman is smiling again after much suffering. She has resumed to believe in the future. Four years ago her husband died in a mine accident and left…

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Reportage / Honduras. The flavour of coffee

A strong and penetrating smell of coffee comes from the ‘Cafeteria El Paraiso’. Inside, behind the counter, you can see an old cylinder-shaped coffee machine. The ‘El Paraiso’ coffee shop, with rough and smoky interior walls is in the Morazan district, located in the mountains surrounding Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Don Aleman, a serene…

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Advocacy

Has People Action Any Meaning?

It is given as a fact that any advocacy cannot have success without some sort of campaign. A campaign “is the process of mobilizing people…

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Baobab

The Hare and the Baboons.

The day was very hot. The hare was on his way to a distant water-hole to quench his thirst when he met a party of baboons…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis invites youth to take risk, change world.

It’s two years until the next World Youth Day, which will take place in the city of Lisbon in 2022 and in that intervening time, Pope…

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