News September 2015

Mozambique. Government imposes ProSavana agricultural project on farmers.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Mozambique (MASA) is to grant 102 thousand square kilometers of fertile land (more than 10 million hectares of land) to the private Consortium ProSavana, an agriculture project of the governments of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan. Activists of civil society organizations and in particular, farmers associations, oppose the…

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Burundi. Nkurunziza sworn in amid increased violation of human rights

President Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term on 20 August despite the chaos in the country and worsening human rights situation. The inauguration ceremonies were brought forward by a week amid fears of rebel attacks. The president took the oath of office without any foreign leader in attendance and under tight security. The…

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Niger. Migrants’ dreams buried in the sand

A long preparation. Then all the savings in the hands of smugglers. A dream ended in the sand of the desert. Idrissa, 26, is sitting on a bed at the migrant center of Niamey. The heat is oppressive. He looks out the window, he can hear noises from the street. Thoughts run in his head.…

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Sierra Leone. Ebola. Invisible Heroes

Young burial workers risk their life to conduct safe and dignified burials for Ebola victims across Sierra Leone. Some people are waiting patiently for their turn in a small room behind the hospital without air conditioning or a fan. The temperature here can reach 40 degrees. Some of them are sleeping with their head on…

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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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