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Congo

DRC – Lost opportunity

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              With the fall of the Eastern bloc at the end of the 1980s, many African countries experienced a brief democratic spring. In DRC – then called Zaire – President Mobutu allowed popular consultations on the future of the country, giving people some hope of a democratic change. However,…

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DRC – Anatomy of a collapse

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  Since its creation last April, the M23 rebel movement has routed the Congolese army, with foreign support. It is no longer a secret, since the publication of UN experts’ report in early July that the M23 has received some Rwandan support. But the UN’s apathy has helped tremendously. Unless, things change radically, the Congolese…

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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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