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A pan-African CFA activist is the face of rising anti-French sentiment in Francophone West Africa

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By Clair MacDougall in Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoJanuary 9, 2020   After four days in detention in Burkina Faso for “insulting the president and other presidents,” Kémi Séba, the controversial Franco-Béninois activist, who spearheaded a movement against the regional currency, the CFA, was all set to arrive in Mali on Wednesday (Jan. 8) for demonstrations demanding the exit of the French military. Instead he posted video on...

‘‘Women of Allah’ versus Women of Heart – Iran versus USA reality

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Lida Sherafatmand, Iranian artist
If Georgia O’Keeffe the American female painter represented a heart of the USA, I am an Iranian female painter representing a heart of Iran. Georgia O’Keeffe carries the soul of a nation while bringing attention to the beauty and sensuality of flowers with her art. I carry the soul of Iran while bringing those beautiful flowers to the heart...

Let’s Talk about Sex

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If you’re looking for a treatise on the joys of love-making between consenting, autonomous adults, read no further.  In fact, what follows quite the inverse, revealing an ongoing nightmare of child sexual violence that lurks just beneath the surface of our collective consciousness and has infected the highest circles of power.  After all, who wants to think about such...

THE MAN WHO PLANTED

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In our urgency to ‘achieve results’ (or, in reality, perhaps to ‘show results’ to others) we often tend to forget the miracles that slow, consistent and assiduous work can achieve. The Man Who Planted Trees, published in 1953, is a story of a French shepherd, Elzéard Bouffier, who brings about one such miracle. “For a human character to reveal truly...

Millions Die in Congo while the UN ‘Keeps the Peace’

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Millions Die in Congo While the UN Keeps the Peace The UN Peacekeeping Mission has been in Congo for 20 years without protecting the people or the peace. “Rwanda is responsible for what is going wrong in the peace in Congo!” In its most recent report  to the UN Security Council, the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) blandly...

Don’t Repeat US Military Occupation of Haiti

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Intensifying protests led by popular movements in Haiti, calling for the resignation of corrupt, US-supported President Jovenal Moise, have persisted for over a year in spite of violent repression and killings of demonstrators by government death squads, bringing day-to-day business to a standstill. At a forum last week in the Dominican Republic entitled Destabilization of Haiti: Issues and Challenges, Guatemalan diplomat Edmond Mulet, who has...

The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement should focus on addressing causes of long-term displacements

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On 23 October 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in an event organised to mark the 10-anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention. This announcement comes at a time when contemporary...

Parents Urge Climate Negotiators to Be ‘Real Heroes’ for World’s Children

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From: Thomson Reuters Foundation DEC. 5, 2019 By Megan Rowling MADRID, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parents from nearly 30 countries on Thursday urged negotiators at a United Nations summit in Madrid to act swiftly to curb climate change for the sake of their children, who they said were being harmed by worsening pollution and disasters. More than 200 activist groups for...

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF CORRUPTION By Jacques Depelchin

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In these current times, corruption seems to be everywhere. And yet, depending on the place where it is being discussed, the finger tends to be pointed against one type of culprit. In Brazil, since the work of car wash was launched (2014), the powers that be decided that the most corrupted group was the politicians, more specifically those of...

KALABA RESIGN SHOULD GO FURTHER UP TO THE ROOTS CAUSE OF EMBLEZZMENT IN ZAMBIA!

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We have heard about the leader in Zambia, Harry Kalaba, as minister of foreign affairs resigned as a result of over corruption and emblezzment and he not finding any way in the government to end it. Embezzlement and Corruption have become a culture now in our countries, it has become a common factor in our economic systems that can...

DILEMMA ON FIGHTING CLASS DIMENSIONS AND PATRIACHAL SYSTEM By: Comrade Nassoro Kitunda

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In ancient africa, they couldn't have a God without a Goddess. They did not have a patriarchal system. In fact, the women played very similar roles in the Egyptian society as men did. Egyptologist Barbara Watterson stated, "... in ancient Egyptian woman enjoyed greater social standing than many women of other societies, both ancient and modern
There is a lot of controversy about what to start in opposing it at first. Between the extension of concept of class dimensions or the male system. These issues have come up on the debate that the most important thing to deal with is a matter of issue and not a male system, the male system is a little...

FEES MUST FALL CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA By: Comrade Nassoro Kitunda

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There is a continuous movement for Students demanding a fee free for higher education and education to be free. This tournament is historic not last but the day the day is getting faster, in 2015 this tournament has risen sharply by an increase of 8% of fee in universities. Demonstrations and qualifications are highly educated at colleges Students commenting...

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