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Somalia

Somalia – The fall of piracy or a change of strategy?

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  For many months, Somali pirates haven’t attacked ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The most recent seizures date back to the first six months of 2012, a year that marked a decline in Somali piracy. For the mercantile business in the Indian Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea – roughly…

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Somalia – Mammoth task ahead

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  Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s election as president of Somalia could be a sign of a new era for the troubled Horn of Africa state, mired in conflict for over two decades. Residents of the capital, Mogadishu, say the new president has his work cut out for him. The new head of state, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud,…

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Somalia – Searching a Real State

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  Martino Diez, of the magazine Oasis, interviewed Giorgio Bertin, Bishop of Djibouti and Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu, about the situation in Somalia What events have led to the famine in Somalia, what is happening? The famine is the direct consequence of the lack of rain. According to statistics a similar situation had not been…

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Kenya/Somalia – Protect the nation

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  Last October, Kenyan troops poured in southern Somalia, the navy put a blockade to the port of Kismayu, with the air force striking at targets linked to Al-Shabaab, a Islamic fundamentalist group controlling part of the country. The military adventure is a novelty for Kenya. Kenyan soldiers took part in some international peace missions…

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Advocacy

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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Baobab

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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