News September 2016

Senegal. A shelter for the talibés.

Issa Kouyaté is the Founder and Director of Maison de la Gare, a shelter in Senegal for hundreds of street children, often called talibés. To give them hope for a better future. He  is a familiar presence on the streets of Saint Louis, in northern Senegal: he can be easily seen walking or cycling, particularly…

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DR. Congo. Storm warning for September

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s inability or unwillingness to convene the date of the presidential election this 2016 could spark a new storm of violences  in this month of September.  On the last 7 July, the UN deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson told the Security Council that unless a dialogue takes place between the government…

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Philippines. The Lumad people: guardians of the earth.

Much of their land has been bought by multinationals and Filipino entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, the Lumad people continue their struggle to defend their lands and culture. We met Bai Ellen Manlimambaas, leader of the Matigsalog tribe, one of the Lumad groups in the Mindanao island. “We live peaceful and free. We respect the earth, the mountains,…

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East Africa. Tanzania-Zambia Railway’s rehabilitation opens new perspectives.

China has recently announced it will rehabilitate the Tanzania-Zambia Railway, opening thus new development perspectives for the entire region. China will inject U.S. $ 376 million in the rehabilitation of the 1,860 km of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (Tazara) which connects the port of Dar es Salaam to the Zambian city of Kapiri-Mposhi, announced participants to…

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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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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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