Colombia. Fr. Narváez: “Patience and forgiveness are needed for lasting peace”

Two years ago, the Colombian government and the FARC signed a revised peace deal which put an end fifty years of civil war. After four years of formal peace negotiations, the Colombian Government signed a final peace accord with the FARC in November 2016, which was subsequently ratified by the Colombian Congress. The accord called …

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South Sudan. Bishop Taban : “ Peace is possible”.

Taban Paride, Bishop Emeritus of Torit is convinced that a lasting peace is possible in South Sudan if only everybody is involved and contributes towards it; and most importantly if the quest for a lasting peace is done with the interest of people at heart, rather than individuals vested in selfish interests. Last September, South …

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Africa Polluted by Used Cars from Europe

Bringing diesel cars from the old continent reduces the air quality in African cities. The crisis of diesel car sales in Europe and the depreciation of those in circulation are accentuating the phenomenon of “environmental dumping” affecting Africa and is destined to worsen air pollution  levels in the cities of the continent which already causes …

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Johannesburg. Refugees in the city of gold

Every year, thousands of migrants and refugees arrive in Johannesburg from several African countries. The House of Mercy and the Jesuit Refugee Service have been committed to serving hundreds of marginalised people in the metropolis for two decades now. Johannesburg is home to about half a million refugees and asylum seekers, one of the largest urban …

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