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Sinai

Sinai: a prison for African migrants

Thousands of migrants, primarily Eritrean, are often kidnapped, tortured and blackmailed by networks of traffickers. Sister Azezet Kidane fights for their liberation and dignity. The phone never stops ringing, at any time of the day. And she answers all calls. Sister Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, Comboni missionary, has no respite, since she tries to help those…

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Horn of Africa, Sinai, Europe

Pirates attacks have been a serious plague in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years. Between 2009-2012, in the Horn of Africa, Somali pirates are estimated to have racked in more than 450 million dollars in ransom payments from ship-owners worldwide. The number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden has…

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Israel – Trafficking in the Sinai

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  Azezet Habtezghi, known to all as Aziza, is a Comboni missionary sister from Eritrea. She is a nurse and has extensive knowledge of languages from the Horn of Africa. Because of that, the NGO Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) assigned her the responsibility of a ground-breaking research project on the human trafficking in the…

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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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