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South Africa: Is This Land Your Land?

The issue of the redistribution of the land is splitting…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Uganda. A School Under Canvas.

Refugee teachers create a school for young people in South…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Uganda/Teso. Ajon, The beginning And The End Of Every Celebration.

The Teso (or Iteso, people of Teso) are an ethnic…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Senegal. Ina Thiam: “Photographers put their soul in each image”.

Young Senegalese artist Ina Tiam takes fashion shoots in places…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Kenya. Maasai. The Course Of Life.

Exact rites mark the passage to an age group or…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Herbs & People. Pseudocedrela kotschyi. Fracture Healing Plant.

It is a medicinal plant whose therapeutic values undoubtedly have…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

South Africa. The Catholic Church. In Search Of A New…

The Catholic Church celebrates the bicentenary of its presence in…

01 Sep 2018, Churches September 2018

Uganda. Between Deforestation And Land Grabbing.

The increase of the population, the great demand of coal…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Herbs & People. Momordica charantia. A unique anti-diabetic plant.

Commonly known as bitter melon or bitter gourd, it is…

01 Aug 2018, Culture August 2018

Ethiopia. Unbelievable changes.

Since his appointment in April, the new Prime Minister, Abyi…

01 Aug 2018, News August 2018

Ivory Coast. Breaking Chains.

For 35 years now, Grégoire Ahongbonon has been helping African…

01 Aug 2018, Churches August 2018

Uganda/Kakwa. Marriage. Writing A Letter.

The Kakwa people are a small minority group living in…

01 Aug 2018, Culture August 2018

Zambia. Fighting Deforestation.

Forests are rapidly vanishing in Zambia. The country's rate of…

01 Aug 2018, News August 2018

Military Escalation In Africa.

After the beginning of the crisis in Mali in 2012,…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

The forgotten Real Issues.

If we analyse the actual reality of the continent from…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

A Proxy War.

Apparently, the US government’s discretion on its military initiatives in…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

Disconnected From Reality.

According to Feldstein, an analysis of the African situation leads…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

The Horn of Africa. An Increasingly Strategic Region.

The proximity of Yemen and its strategic geographic position have…

01 Jul 2018, News July 2018

Ekebergia Capensis. Highly valued plant.

This plant plays important role in various communities for the…

01 Jul 2018, Culture July 2018

Mozambique. Benfica, Urban Mission.

The parish of St. Francis Xavier in the outskirts of…

01 Jul 2018, Churches July 2018

DR Congo. Oil Exploration In The National Parks.

The Congolese government is considering to declassify areas in two…

01 Jul 2018, News July 2018

African Cuisine. Variety and Flavours.

African cuisine offers a wide range of dishes of great…

01 Jul 2018, Culture July 2018

Erythrina abysynica. The Anti-Helminthic Plant.

It is one of the well-known popular plants which is…

01 Jun 2018, Culture June 2018

Uganda. ReachOut. The Best Practices.

Started in a Comboni Parish Our Lady of Africa in…

01 Jun 2018, Churches June 2018

Kinshasa Vetoes Water Transfer Project To Replenish Lake Chad.

According to UNESCO, Lake Chad has shrunk by 90 percent…

01 Jun 2018, News June 2018

Mali. Helping The Street Children Of Bamako.

One evening, Mamadou Touré had just left the disco and…

01 Jun 2018, News June 2018

Uganda. Lugbara. The Name-Giving Ceremony.

When a child is born among the Lugbara people in…

01 Jun 2018, Culture June 2018

Africa and ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’. In search for holiness.

Pope Francis has written a new Apostolic Exhortation on “the…

01 May 2018, Churches May 2018

African Myths. A door to the Mysteries of Creation.

In Africa, there are thousands of myths to explain what…

01 May 2018, Culture May 2018

Burundi. The May referendum: a “death warrant” for the Peace…

According to the opposition, the referendum would be a “death…

01 May 2018, News May 2018

DR Congo. The Commitment of the Church to the…

A sound formation, pastoral competence, a political vision and single-mindedness…

01 May 2018, Churches May 2018

FIFA World Cup/Africa. The Road to Russia.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia…

01 May 2018, News May 2018

DR Congo. Most popular politician risks to be excluded from…

Congo’s most popular politician, the former governor of Katanga, Moise…

01 May 2018, News May 2018

Niger another Afghanistan.

Under the Guise of Security and Resources Niger Has Attracted…

01 May 2018, News May 2018

Nigeria. The Bishop is not a traditional Chief.

In the end, Mons. Peter Okpaleke resigned. He was rejected…

01 May 2018, Churches May 2018

Togo/Benin. Tata Somba.

In the north of Togo and the north-east of Benin…

01 May 2018, Culture May 2018

Uganda. The Karamojong. The Sky: The Final, Immense Savannah.

This ethnic group of agro-pastoral herders live in arid or…

01 May 2018, Culture May 2018

Herbs & Plants. Syzygium cumini. An anti-diabetic plant.

It is commonly known as Jamun or Jambul. It is…

01 May 2018, Culture May 2018

Kenya. At A Turning Point?

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the chief opposition…

01 Apr 2018, News April 2018

The Seychelles. A Debt Paid, An Ecosystem Protected ...

A string of private financiers has met a considerable part…

01 Apr 2018, News April 2018

Africa. Amulets For Luck And Protection ...

Amulets are an important part of an African's life, from…

01 Apr 2018, Culture April 2018

Nigeria. “I Kept My Trust In The Lord”.

Rebecca Bitrus, a former Boko Haram captive, shares with us…

01 Apr 2018, Churches April 2018

Africa. Chinese Appetite For Minerals Is Boosting Railway Projects.

China’s and other emerging countries’ appetite for raw materials is causing…

01 Apr 2018, News April 2018

Herbs & People. Aspilia Africana: The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant.

The plant is commonly found distributed in the Sub-Saharan Africa. It…

01 Apr 2018, Culture April 2018

The 'African Mona Lisa' Rediscovered ...

It took almost four decades for the people of Nigeria…

01 Apr 2018, Culture April 2018

Africa. Puppet Theatre.

The roots of puppet shows in Africa are as old…

01 Mar 2018, Culture March 2018

Ethiopia. A Divided Country.

Ethiopia is passing through a period of turmoil due to…

01 Mar 2018, News March 2018

Chad. At The Heart Of The People.

A tiny group of Christians in a predominantly Moslem environment,…

01 Mar 2018, Churches March 2018

Morocco. Between Islamic Radicalization And Narco-Jihadism.

After the phenomenon of Moroccan foreign fighters joining the ranks…

01 Mar 2018, News March 2018

Africa. Beyond Conflict diamonds.

The conflict diamonds issue is dying down, but new challenges…

01 Mar 2018, News March 2018

Burkina Faso. Believing In The Future By Betting On Agriculture.

Land grabbing and the scarce revenue generated by agriculture are…

01 Mar 2018, Churches March 2018

DR Congo. How Long Can Kabila Resist To The Catholic-Led…

Despite the bloody repression of the pro-democracy marches organised by…

01 Mar 2018, Churches March 2018

Kenya/Tharaka. Cries Of Joy.

The Tharaka are one of the nine ethnic groups that…

01 Mar 2018, Culture March 2018

Mauritania. The Forgotten Slaves.

At recent EU-AU summit of Abidjan, much attention was focussed on…

01 Feb 2018, News February 2018

Madagascar. Games: Ties Of Friendship.

Every year, young students from Madagascar participate in the sports…

01 Feb 2018, Churches February 2018

Uganda. The Ganda Tradition.

The Baganda or Ganda are the largest single ethnic group…

01 Feb 2018, Culture February 2018

Burkina Faso. 'The Ants Can Carry An Elephant'.

The Mossi are the most numerous ethnic group in Burkina…

01 Feb 2018, Culture February 2018

Pelargonium sidoides. An Effective Medicinal Plant Against Respiratory Diseases.

Pelargonium sidoides is a small geranium-like plant which is commonly…

01 Jan 2018, Culture January 2018

Angola. 'The Thinker'.

When we visited the Anthropological Museum of Luanda we were…

01 Jan 2018, Culture January 2018

The Jesuits in Africa. In Good Company.

The Jesuits in Africa are 1,600, and they work in…

01 Jan 2018, Churches January 2018

Uganda. The Bwola, The Royal Dance.

Among the many cultural dances of the Acholi people, who…

01 Jan 2018, Culture January 2018

Africa. Political Forecast 2018.

General Elections in Egypt, Sierra Leone, Mali, Cameroon and Democratic…

01 Jan 2018, News January 2018

Solidarity As The Road To Peace: The Indigenous African Model.

Indigenous Africa offers examples of alternative ways to reach peace.…

01 Jan 2018, Churches January 2018

Africa’s Hotspots in 2018.

In 2018 several African states will have to face a…

01 Jan 2018, News January 2018

Black Beauty. An African Perspective.

Africans have a big and rich diversity of cultures, beliefs,…

01 Dec 2017, Culture December 2017

Former British Cameroon On The Verge Of A "Low-Intensity…

Tensions are rising since end 2016 in the English-speaking part…

01 Dec 2017, News December 2017

Harpagophytum procumbens. An Anti-inflammatory Desert Plant.

It belongs to the Pedaliaceae plant family and is…

01 Dec 2017, Culture December 2017

Kenya. The Borana People: The Naming Ceremony.

Gubissa, the naming ceremony for the eldest son, is an…

01 Dec 2017, Culture December 2017

Mozambique. Formation In The Shadow Of The Port.

The Nacala Women’s Polytechnic School, which is run by the…

01 Dec 2017, Churches December 2017

Rwanda. Do Banks Hold A responsibility In The Genocide…

The French justice will investigate on accusations against BNP Paribas’s…

01 Nov 2017, News November 2017

Malawi. Journey Into The Chewa Cultural Heritage.

Malawi is a country with over 10 tribes each with…

01 Nov 2017, Dossier November 2017

Egypt. Sharing Devotion.

Places sacred to both Christians and Moslems where the faithful…

01 Nov 2017, Churches November 2017

Nigeria: The Need For A Political Cure.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent health problems led to the…

01 Nov 2017, News November 2017

Kenya/Borana. Restore Peace.

Among the Borana, an ethnic group that lives in northern…

01 Nov 2017, Culture November 2017

Marriage & Installation of Chiefs.

The Chewa people are the matrilineal society where married men…

01 Nov 2017, Dossier November 2017

DR.Congo. A Whole Life Spent For Life Itself.

She has helped deliver 34,000 babies. Close friendship with a…

01 Nov 2017, Churches November 2017

Uganda. Life Is Celebrated During The Last Funeral Rite.

Last funeral rites in many Ugandan tribes and cultures is…

01 Nov 2017, Culture November 2017

Acacia senegal. An Anti-inflammatory Medicinal Plant.

It is a multi-purpose tree that has been used for…

01 Nov 2017, Culture November 2017

Benin.The Monastery of Notre-Dame De L’Ecoute. The Value Of Time.

A contemplative community inserted into the social texture of the…

01 Nov 2017, Churches November 2017

Kenya. From The Street To New Life.

Napenda Kuishi Rehabilitation is a rehabilitation programme for Nairobi street…

01 Nov 2017, Churches November 2017

The Burial And The Commemoration Ceremonies.

In the small Chewa village, death has come; the bam-owl…

01 Nov 2017, Dossier November 2017

The Initiation Rites.

The initiation rites for girls take place in the village…

01 Nov 2017, Dossier November 2017

South Sudan. The Nuer.The Traditional Marriage

The Nuer are a tribe of South Sudan numbering about…

01 Oct 2017, Culture October 2017

Nigeria. The Danger Of Secession

The survival of Nigeria as we know it now is…

01 Oct 2017, News October 2017

DR.Congo. New Focus Of Crisis In Western Congo.

While rebellions still rage in Eastern Congo and Kasai,  tensions…

01 Oct 2017, News October 2017

Catharanthus roseus. An Anti-Cancer Plant.

It is one of the well-known medicinal plants that has…

01 Oct 2017, Culture October 2017

Uganda. The Runyege Dance Would Earn You A Wife In…

Tooro Kingdom which is one of the four traditional Kingdoms…

01 Oct 2017, Culture October 2017

Mozambique. The Hakumana Centre: An Always Open Inn

The HIV plague is severely affecting young people but even…

01 Sep 2017, Churches September 2017

Kenya. The Borana People. Getting Married.

Marriage among the Borana people, an ethnic group living in…

01 Sep 2017, Culture September 2017

Africa. Urban Conflicts Scenarios.

Analysts said that in the future conflicts (especially internal wars)…

01 Sep 2017, News September 2017

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Advocacy

The land right, a first remedy to injustice.

Hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major North American cities. Unemployment, employment-related problems, and low-paying jobs are likely contributing to hunger. High housing costs…

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Baobab

Spider and the Lion.

0ne day Spider went to the river to fish. It must have been Spider's lucky day, for the fish swarmed around him until at last he…

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Youth & Mission

Letter to Pope Francis from African Youth.

A group of young people living in Nairobi who regularly meets at Shalom House has written a letter to Pope Francis on the occasion of the…

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