12,000 CHILDREN IN THE KATANGA MINES OF DR CONGO

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By

Sylvain Muyali

The Non Governmental Organisation ‘Reseau Femme et Developpement’ / ‘Network of Women in Development’ (REFED) has announced that there are over 12,000 children working in the 43 artisanal mine sites of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and have called for  their immediate removal. An awareness campaign to discourage children and pregnant women from undertaking mining careers was launched in Kalemie, DRC by REFED on August 15 2014.

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ICGLR MINI SUMMIT AND CLASHES BETWEEN MILITARY AND REBEL GROUPS IN DR CONGO

 

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By

Sylvain Muyali

The Democratic Republic of the Congo along with other countries in the eastern part of central Africa most affected by war, all fall under the terms of reference of the Great Lakes Region (DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). On August 14th 2014 a mini summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) was held in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, to review the implementation of peace plans in DR Congo and Central African Republic.

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MONUSCO, THE FDLR AND OVER 200 MISSING CHILDREN

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By

Sylvain Muyali

The Information Commissioner and spokesman for the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), La Forge Fils Bayeze, accused some officials of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) of trying to sabotage the process of their voluntary disarmament.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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By Shahd Bani-Odeh

“Don’t fall in love with a Palestinian Israeli ID holder” the annoyingly monotonous voice in my head.

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FICTION

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‘Stoned to Death’: A true, tragic story of a couple who were sentenced to death.

By

Sayed Rohani 

 

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POETRY

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Two Poems from Susan Chast 

 

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FEARFUL HISTORY

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By Demetrios Horologas

 

Culture of the Hills

Asia Minor has been, since ancient times, the theatre of various migrations, conflicts and intermarriages for a great number of nations and racial groups.

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ONLINE ACTIVISM IN PALESTINE: A DIGITAL DIVIDE AND CONFUSION BETWEEN TOOLS AND TARGETS

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By Tala Halawa

The internet age has raised numerous questions and discussions concerning audience, goals and impacts of online communications. One of the most recent arguments among activists is the efficiency of online activism.

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POETRY

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Over the following seven pages you will read the words of Iraqi Poet Gulala Nouri

 

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IT’S SAFER IN FICTION

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By 

Carla Dow

 

It was her first time in India. She found everything about the country shocking. Everything was exactly as it seemed – and that was the worst about it. There was no room for interpretation, no space for thoughts or feelings. It just was.

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