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Possibilities and constraints of the vaccination against Covid-19 on the African continent.

In Africa, vaccination against Covid-19 is the subject of many debates during the crisis. Madeleine Antoinette Mbom, a member of the African regional executive committee, discusses this hot topic with us. By highlighting the example of her country, Cameroon, she sheds light on the arrival of the vaccine on the continent and the obstacles to mass vaccination.

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"With this awareness of the Colombian people, rising up against our government, we are in resistance mode!"

Since 28 April, a wave of protests has swept through Colombia. After the outright rejection of the tax reform, which would undoubtedly affect the poorest people, the entire policy of Ivan Duque’s government is now being met with fierce protests. On 19 May, the port city of Buenaventura bore witness to police repression. David Sinza, a member of Emmaus Buenaventura, talks to us about this unprecedented crisis affecting his country and his city.

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Straight to the source

Speech made by Abbé Pierre at the International Labour Office, Geneva (1955)

After his appeal in Winter 1954, Abbé Pierre embarked on a series of trips around the world to spread his message and his work. In 1955, he travelled to the United States where he met President Eisenhower, to whom he gave an autographed copy of the English translation of his book "Abbé Pierre and the ragpickers of Emmaus". Shortly after his return, he held a conference at the International Labour Office in Geneva to talk about this journey and to share his thoughts on the state of the world of work at the time and ways to improve it. These thoughts were informed by his recent travels. Here is the transcript of his speech.

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"From North to South. From East to West. We will fight."

Discover the testimony of the women of Emmaus Concepción - Las Urracas who have been mobilised since October 2019 while various crises are shaking Chile.

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Reopening of Emmaus shops in the UK

After months of strict lockdown and an intensive vaccination campaign in the United Kingdom, Britons are starting to get back to an almost normal way of life. Restaurants are welcoming customers back and hairdressers and shops are reopening. Simon Grainge, Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, tells us about the reopening of the Emmaus shops and the issues involved.

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