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Dinka culture. Together as a family.

There are important values of Dinka culture and moral values…

01 Apr 2017, Dossier April 2017

Great Lakes. Conflict minerals:Trump’s suspension of US legislation sparks outcry.

Donald Trump’s decision to suspend the conflict minerals legislation has…

01 Apr 2017, News April 2017

Morocco. Rejoins the African Union in a surprise move.

In February, the Moroccan government surprised the international community after…

01 Apr 2017, News April 2017

Maytenus senegalensis - The magical plant.

It is used for the treatment of a number of…

01 Apr 2017, culture April 2017

Benin. A Bishop tells his story.

From Nigeria to Canada and back to Benin. The encounter…

01 Apr 2017, Churches April 2017

South Sudan. People of the people.

Though known for centuries as the Dinka, they actually call…

01 Apr 2017, Dossier April 2017

The Dinka Today.

In the late 20th and early 21st century, the pressures…

01 Apr 2017, Dossier April 2017

Dinka Traditional Religion.

The essential features of Dinka religion fall under three headings,…

01 Apr 2017, Dossier April 2017

Kenya. Street Children. Operation Cleaning Up.

Street children in Kenya are often a nuisance to pedestrians…

01 Apr 2017, News April 2017

Tanzania. A Church looking to the future with hope.

In 2018, the Tanzanian Church will celebrate 150 years of…

01 Mar 2017, Churches March 2017

The Tunisian Paradox.

The Cradle of Secular Parliamentary Democracy Faces Daunting Obstacles. A…

01 Mar 2017, News March 2017

DR Congo. The plundering of Congolese mines.

Month after month, new revelations show that the Congolese mines…

01 Mar 2017, News March 2017

Uganda. Acholi, the rite of the birth of a child

Acholi is a Luo Nilotic ethnic group from Northern Uganda.…

01 Mar 2017, Culture March 2017

Sarcocephalus latifolius. A vital role in the healthcare.

The use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component of…

01 Mar 2017, Culture March 2017

Lutherans in Africa. For a new responsibility towards creation.

The Reformation, which celebrates its 500th anniversary, is increasingly global.…

01 Feb 2017, Churches February 2017

South Africa. The appointment of ten new permanent deacons.

Ten married men were recently appointed as permanent deacons in…

01 Feb 2017, Churches February 2017

Jatropha curcas - A multipurpose African traditional medicinal plant.

Jatropha curcas (Linnaeus); commonly referred to as Barbados nut, it…

01 Feb 2017, Culture February 2017

Zambia. Ncwala: a traditional ritual of thanksgiving.

The Ngoni people are one of the many ethnic groups…

01 Feb 2017, Culture February 2017

DR.Congo. Forgotten conflicts threaten the implementation of elections roadmap.

Forgotten conflicts in the eastern half of the country are…

01 Feb 2017, News February 2017

Africa. Voices of Opera

Through the interpretation of numerous opera repertories by African singers…

01 Jan 2017, Culture January 2017

Uganda.The voice of Karamoja

This is the name of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido's…

01 Jan 2017, Churches January 2017

Africa 2017. Hot Spots

In the African scenario about to open with the New…

01 Jan 2017, Dossier January 2017

Reportage / Nigeria. A challenge to immigration

First woman in Nigeria to graduate in mechanical engineering, founder…

01 Jan 2017, News January 2017

Malawi. Paths of reconciliation.

Halfway House is a former prisoner reintegration program. Edward Onani,…

01 Jan 2017, Churches January 2017

Kenya. Pökot, the Parpara Ceremony

The Pökot are a Nilotic people. They live in Western…

01 Jan 2017, Culture January 2017

Annona Reticulata: A powerful fruit plant

It is a fruit tree or shrub. The tree is…

01 Jan 2017, Culture January 2017

Congo Basin. The biodiversity sanctuaries in danger

The Congo Forests are in danger. Biodiversity is declining and…

01 Jan 2017, News January 2017

Africa political forecast 2017

The year 2017 looks a challenging one, especially in Libya…

01 Jan 2017, Dossier January 2017

The routes of migrants

Across the desert. In the grip of traffickers and military…

01 Dec 2016, News December 2016

Carissa Spinarum: The Magic Herb

Carissa spinarum (Apocynaceae family) is a shrub which is indigenous…

01 Dec 2016, Culture December 2016

South Sudan. The Nuer people: between offence and repair.

In case of offence, the perpetrator must publicly acknowledge his…

01 Dec 2016, Culture December 2016

Internet. Africa still lags behind other continents

While connectivity has sizeably improved on the continent, Africa lags…

01 Dec 2016, News December 2016

Comboni missionaries in Central African Republic (CAR). Serving people for…

This year the Comboni missionaries celebrate 50 years of presence…

01 Dec 2016, Churches December 2016

Ethiopia. Will the state of emergency calm the situation after…

The government has declared the state of emergency after the…

01 Nov 2016, News November 2016

Claw backs on democracy across East and Central Africa.

A wind of democratic claw backs on democratic gains is…

01 Nov 2016, News November 2016

Zanthoxylum chalybeum. The antidiabetic herb.

It is a tropical plant that grows in medium to…

01 Nov 2016, Culture November 2016

A new life for the Symposium of the African bishops.

Active participation within the African Union. Establishing two bodies: conflict…

01 Nov 2016, Churches November 2016

Guinea Bissau. A people with a strong identity.

The Bijagos, a small ethnic group, struggling to preserve their…

01 Nov 2016, Culture November 2016

Radio. 'Voice of Peace': the radio station of the Nuba…

Radio 'Voice of Peace' has managed to capture the attention…

01 Nov 2016, Churches November 2016

Burundi. A place for remembering.

Many initiatives have been implemented during the Jubilee Year of…

01 Oct 2016, Churches October 2016

Ebola. The World not ready to face another epidemics.

Research has made considerable progress but the world is not…

01 Oct 2016, News October 2016

South Africa: A future with many unknowns

Discontent with president Zuma is growing. In the last local…

01 Oct 2016, News October 2016

Malawi. Sharing in a beer party

Sitting in a circle. To chat, to exchange news, to…

01 Oct 2016, Culture October 2016

Burundi. President defies the world.

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has defied internal and external pressure…

01 Oct 2016, News October 2016

Shea butter tree. The skin’s best friend

It is a multi-purpose tree and is highly valued not…

01 Oct 2016, Culture October 2016

Nigeria. Boko Haram’s terrorist group in deep crisis.

The dreaded jihadist group Boko Haram (BH) has received serious…

01 Oct 2016, News October 2016

Senegal. A shelter for the talibés.

Issa Kouyaté is the Founder and Director of Maison de…

01 Sep 2016, News September 2016

DR. Congo. Storm warning for September

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s inability or unwillingness to convene…

01 Sep 2016, News September 2016

South Africa. Dance changes their life.

From the dusty streets of the townships to dance theatres.…

01 Sep 2016, Culture September 2016

Tamarindus indica: A Multipurpose Medicinal Plant.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is an evergreen tropical tree that grows…

01 Sep 2016, Culture September 2016

East Africa. Tanzania-Zambia Railway’s rehabilitation opens new perspectives.

China has recently announced it will rehabilitate the Tanzania-Zambia Railway,…

01 Sep 2016, News September 2016

Uganda. Between gestures and words.

The greeting gesture has great importance among the Karimojong of…

01 Sep 2016, Culture September 2016

Angola. New mining frontiers

Angola which is over-reliant on oil and diamonds is beginning…

01 Aug 2016, News August 2016

Lalibela, the Ethiopian Jerusalem

The apotheosis of Christian worship in Ethiopia is Lalibela, which…

01 Aug 2016, Dossier August 2016

Coptic Churches of Ethiopia

A journey among the Coptic churches of Ethiopia. In search…

01 Aug 2016, Dossier August 2016

Debre Damo, the mystical experience

A journey back in time is certainly what Debre Damo…

01 Aug 2016, Dossier August 2016

Debra Maryam, dug into the rock

Apart from the surroundings of Lalibela, two areas outside the…

01 Aug 2016, Dossier August 2016

Brexit’s shockwave hits Africa

The decision by a majority of British citizens to leave…

01 Aug 2016, News August 2016

Burkina Faso. The Koglweogo’s rough justice

The Burkina Faso authorities are tackling the threat posed by…

01 Aug 2016, News August 2016

Uganda. ‘Imbalu’. The Pride of Bamasaaba.

The Masaba people, or Bamasaaba, live in the Eastern Ugandan…

01 Jul 2016, Culture July 2016

The spiritual world and the dead.

The deceased protect and reward those who are faithful to…

01 Jul 2016, Dossier July 2016

Cosmogony and anthropology of the Adja-Fon.

The cosmogony of the Adja-Fon people is hierarchical and spiritualist.…

01 Jul 2016, Dossier July 2016

Mozambique. In the shadow of the Baobab.

One day a group of young people gathered under a…

01 Jul 2016, Culture July 2016

Benin. The Fon: a proud people

The Fon people are the largest ethnic group of Benin,…

01 Jul 2016, Dossier July 2016

DR. of Congo. The smiling faces of people

For more than twenty years now, Brother Richard Hardi, a…

01 Jul 2016, Churches July 2016 Churches June 2016

The Fon marriage.

Marriage implies a gradual preparation of the couple for married…

01 Jul 2016, Dossier July 2016

Germaine Acogny. 'The dance of being'.

Choreographer Germaine Acogny, who runs the Ecole des Sables in…

01 Jul 2016, Culture July 2016

Malawi/Zambia. Children caught in a web of trafficking

Most children are trafficked both locally and internationally by gangs.…

01 Jul 2016, News July 2016

Republic of Congo. Oil does not flow for the poor.

The country ranks among the  top five oil producers  of…

01 Jul 2016, News July 2016

Ivory Coast. Lost childhoods behind chocolate.

The number of children working in the cocoa fields continues…

01 Jul 2016, News July 2016

Central African Republic. Dialogue is the way

“The walls of mistrust and separation can be knocked down…

01 Jun 2016, Churches June 2016

Africa. American mercenaries at the service of Chinese companies

Erik Prince, founder of the controversial private security contractor Blackwater…

01 Jun 2016, News June 2016

Angola. In search of the lost billions.

According to the main opposition party, UNITA, over US $…

01 Jun 2016, News June 2016

South Sudan. The Lokoya. A people’s comunity life

The Lokoya people are situated in Eastern Equatoria in the…

01 Jun 2016, Culture June 2016

El Niño. A new threat to Africa

Terrorism and internal conflicts are not the only threats to…

01 Jun 2016, News June 2016

Ivory Coast. A home for street children

The streets of Abidjan, the largest city of Ivory Coast,…

01 Jun 2016, Churches June 2016

The jihadist offensive in West Africa

The terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso) and…

01 May 2016, News May 2016

Leaving home.

In Europe, the phrase 'African migration' is almost exclusively associated…

01 May 2016, Dossier May 2016

Prunus Africana. A Wonder Medicinal Plant

It belongs to the Rosaceae family and it is also…

01 May 2016, Culture May 2016

Advocating for change.

In their 2015 book, Africa uprising, already regarded as one…

01 May 2016, Dossier May 2016

DR of Congo. Ex-governor of Katanga in pole position for…

After Jean-Pierre Bemba’s condemnation by the International Criminal Court, last…

01 May 2016, News May 2016

African Youth. Defusing the time bomb.

Looking at African youth, the impression is that something is…

01 May 2016, Dossier May 2016

Sudan. A glass of water for the Kafir.

Just asking for a glass of water in a Darfur…

01 May 2016, Churches May 2016

Challenging the stereotypes.

For many years, the dominant narrative about Africa has been…

01 May 2016, Dossier May 2016

Panama Papers. How and where, African leaders hide oil…

A number of African leaders have transferred revenues from oil…

01 May 2016, News May 2016

A silent but active Church

Bound by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Djibouti, where religion is…

01 Apr 2016, Dossier April 2016

Djibouti at a crossroads

Ismail Omar Guelleh's latest wish is to turn Djibouti into…

01 Apr 2016, Dossier April 2016

Algeria. The spirit of Tibhirine still lives on.

The memory of the Trappist monks from the Our Lady…

01 Apr 2016, Churches April 2016

Ethiopia. Boosting tourism in the “Land of origins”

The country is determined to expand tourism revenues threefold by…

01 Apr 2016, News April 2016

Pirates and migrants

If France has somehow neglected Djibouti for a decade, in…

01 Apr 2016, Dossier April 2016

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Advocacy

Meetings and Words empower advocacy.

From the 16th to the 19th February, 2017 took place in Modesto, California first U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM).  Even though, Popular movements have…

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Baobab

The Goodness of Rice

A long, long time ago, on the island of Java there were no rice plants. The people of the earth had only grown cassava for their…

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Youth & Mission

God of Nonviolence.

Thank you for the gift of your love and your peace. Give me the grace to live the life of Gospel nonviolence that I might be…

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