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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

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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