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EU looks for alternatives in Africa and the Middle-East

The halt of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and the possible complications that may follow are prompting the EU to diversify its alternative supplies, namely in Africa and the Middle East. The halt of Gazprom’s supplies to Ukraine on the last 16 June, in the context of the political crisis with Russia has encouraged the…

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Nobel Prize: The validity of a choice

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  The Nobel Prize committee assigned the 2012 Peace Prize to the European Union. The committee evaluated more than 100 candidates. After the announcement, there was sadness from the side of those who pinpoint the negative aspects of the EU. There was an explosion of joy from those who see in the EU a greater…

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EU-Africa – Deadline pushed

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  Ten years after their start in 2002, the negotiations for the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are in a deadlock. The challenge is to replace the non-reciprocal trade regime and preferential access of the Cotonou agreement by a free trade agreement that…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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