Kongo: Geschäftsmodell Hölle

Herrscher Kabila plündert, was das rohstoffreiche Land hergibt. Der Staat zerfällt, das Volk verelendet immer weiter und ist geplagt von Rebellengruppen. Dieses Chaos könnte Methode haben.

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Einsatz in Afrika

Der österreichische Kanzler Kurz will Migranten schon an der Überfahrt über das Mittelmeer hindern – dazu soll die Agentur für die Grenz- und Küstenwache Frontex neue Kompetenzen bekommen. Gegenwärtig wird in Europa über künftige Aufgaben der Agentur diskutiert.

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Polio eradication: when the impossible becomes possible

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Night at the Park attendees learn about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio.

By Jim Ferguson, governor-elect of District 7550 (West Virginia, USA)

Why did I become a Rotarian? Was it fellowship, networking, building a resume, or some other reason?  For me it was about the chance to add purpose to my life and make a difference. And eradicating polio is very important to me.

My amazing mother had polio and I witnessed firsthand how it affected her life. Despite her disability she raised 9 children during some very rough times.

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Unforgettable memories made in Atlanta

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Hairyung Sung (front row, second from left) with alumni from the Rotary Peace Center at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

By Hairyung Sung, Rotary Peace Fellow 2013-15 at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

This June, I attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, as a Peace Fellow alumnus, and was also able to take part in both the Peace Assembly and the Presidential Peace Conference. On 8 June, some 90 current and former Peace Fellows from around the world came together for an open discussion entitled “Stories Sustain Peace,” and reflected on the day’s experiences. All of us were in absolute agreement that resolving conflict and promoting peace were long-term endeavors, and we encouraged each other to take whatever action we could.

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