Crossing Borders Blog

Dialogue in the Middle East – A tea with Mr. Mu’ayyad Mehyar

We are meeting Mu’ayyad in the heart of Østerbro, in Copenhagen, where we are having a chat over a cup of tea and an inevitable slice of the delicious Danish carrot cake. Mu’ayyad Mehyar is the newest member of the Steering Committee of Anna Lindh Foundation – Denmark (ALF-Denmark). We want to know more about …

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Crossing Borders Statement on the passing of our Patron Ambassador Zindzi N. Mandela

Today, we received the sad news that Crossing Borders Patron HE Ambassador Zindzi Mandela of South Africa to Denmark has made the transition in a Joburg hospital early today 13 July 2020.   As someone who was born and grew up in the forefront of the struggle against the racist apartheid system, Zindzi’s life was defined …

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Crossing Borders’ International Programme Coordinator Andrew J. Bende discusses CB’s approach to the UN’s 17 SDGs

Crossing Borders’ International Programme Coordinator Andrew Bende discusses CB’s approach to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for ‘a better and more sustainable future’ and, in doing so, articulates why it is so important for these to be put into context.  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced in 2015 with the aim of achieving …

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CROSSING BORDERS STATEMENT ON WHY BLACK LIVES MATTER ARE NECESSARY

We start by thanking the BLACK LIVES MATTER Movement for their brave actions to heal the world of the pandemic of racism. We applaud their powerful push to restore the dignity of black people and other people. We consider the Black Lives Matter as a way for our inner and outer emancipation and that of …

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Look at the Bright Side of the Coronavirus III – By Garba Diallo, Director of Crossing Borders

That most countries, including the most advanced ones, are ill-prepared for the sudden COVID 19 outbreak proves that the world has not invested in where it matters the most: relevant education, public health, decentralized provision of vital goods and services. The result is the panic and uncoordinated and fragmented responses we witness right now. Responding …

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