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AEFJN advocates for sustainable economic growth in Africa which reduce inequalities

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AEFJN believes that the exploitation of Natural Resources in Africa should benefit local population

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AEFJN focusses on Access to resources and land for African family farmers

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AEFJN promotes access to quality medicines at affordable prices for all in Africa

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Digitisation – a Chance for Africa

While in Africa mobile and smart phones are spreading and ingenious local adaptations are being developed, people in the industrialised nations are talking about the 4th industrial revolution, the large scale linking of digital und other systems. Where has...

Trade Liberalisation and Non-Trade Barriers

Introduction   The economies of the European Union (EU) have suffered since the financial crisis of 2007 a stagnation in their production growth. Rising inequalities and precarious jobs accentuate a crisis that has no prospect of improving in the short term....

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Diamonds: Precious stones, but for who?

 Diamonds: Precious stones, but for who? Diamonds have long been the object of envy, adorned jewelry decorations and sold at high prices to consumers. But what economic reality hides behind the glittering gloss of these small stones? What challenges face producing...

Corporate social responsibility

The World Bank defines Corporate social responsibility (CSR) as "the commitment of businesses to contribute to sustainable economic development by working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve their lives in ways that are...

Vulture Funds are Encircling Africa

Introduction: Extractivism   Africa's wide variety of resources (oil, minerals, forests, agricultural products and fisheries) are at the mercy of several extractive industries. Fertile land, natural resources and fish reserves are being sacrificed on the altar of a...

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Video: The Impacts of Large Scale Farming in Tanzania

Land grabbing has become a recurring phenomenon in Africa but the situation in Tanzania is a disaster; from the northern part of the country where about 40,000 of the Maasai tribe were said to have been evicted from their ancestral land to enable the Dubai Royal...

Video: The Impacts of Large Scale Farming in Tanzania

Land grabbing has become a recurring phenomenon in Africa but the situation in Tanzania is a disaster; from the northern part of the country where about 40,000 of the Maasai tribe were said to have been evicted from their ancestral land to enable the Dubai Royal...

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POOR QUALITY MEDICINES IN THE DRC

The international organisation, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), announced in an article published on 17th January 2017 in the magazine Lancet Global Health that in 2015 more than 1000 people in an isolated part of the DRC had to be hospitalised after being poisoned by...

The Least Developed countries, not obliged to patents?

The least developed country Members of the WTO represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community. The economies of least developed country Members are extremely vulnerable, with large segments of their population living in poverty. They also...

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Against Systematic Marginalization in Africa

At an International conference on the “Catholic Social Teachings and the Common Good: Implications for individual and institution participation in social engagement” held in Nairobi, Kenya February 20-23, 2017, the Executive Secretary of AEFJN (Chika Onyejiuwa) was...

1701 Looking at the Other Side of the Story in 2017

In his book, “The prayer of the Frog” Antony de Mello tells the story of a woman who lost her coin and went about looking for it on the street. In sympathy, neighbours and passers-by joined in the search for the needle in a haystack. After a while, a thought came to...

1610 Another Face of the Migration Crisis in Africa

Nowhere do cities expand faster than in Asia and Africa. However, to develop them in a more sustainable and socially accceptable way will be one of the greatest challenges for the implementation of the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs).  During the last few...

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28th Summit of the African Union (AU)

From the 30th to 31st January 2017, the 28th summit of the AU was held in Addis Ababa which seems to be becoming the capital of Africa. This meeting was marked by several events, notably the return of Morocco to the fold. It is 33 years since Morocco slammed the door...

1603 A pathway to Solidarity

Talking about spirituality these days in Europe gives the impression that you are out of touch with life and immediately pitches you against those who want to uncouple religions from every sphere of human endeavour. Though the human elements of institutional religions...