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South Sudan

South Sudan – Healing

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  A medical doctor and a surgeon by profession, Rosario Iannetti joined the Comboni Missionaries as a Brother in 1992. He has been working in South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, for the last 15 years. Since 2002, he has been in Mapuordit, where he transformed the small mission dispensary into a hospital with more than…

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South Sudan – War drums

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  South Sudanese President Salva Kiir received a warm reception at the European Commission in March, where he told President José Manuel Barroso about his intention to sign the Cotonou cooperation agreement in the near future. This will enable the new state to benefit from EU funding in that framework. Meanwhile, South Sudan should get…

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South Sudan – Critical conscience

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  The struggle for the vindication of human dignity, continued obstinately and marked by the blood of martyrdom, was the mark of the Catholic Church in Sudan since its inception. It emerged clearly at the symposium A single Church from every ethnicity, language and people, which was held last October at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre in…

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South Sudan – Old enemies

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  “People thought that the 2005 peace agreement would put an end to war”, says Lexon Wari Amoxai, Western Equatoria Commissioner for Aid and Rehabilitation and former fighter of the Sudanese People Liberation Army (SPLA). “Everybody is enthusiastic about building the country, developing it. But some, like the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) are against development”,…

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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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