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Africa

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

Sudan. Expecting Nothing.

In  Nyala,  in South Darfur in the south-west of Sudan,…

01 Sep 2017, Churches September 2017

Senegal. “Religious differences should not prevent us from cultivating the…

Father Jacques Seck continues his lifelong vocation: that of promoting…

01 Sep 2017, Churches September 2017

The Troubled Waters Of The Nile.

The basin of the Nile is the turf of different…

01 Aug 2017, News August 2017

Arabic World. The Choices In Life.

A Comboni Missionary, who has been living in the Arabic…

01 Aug 2017, Churches August 2017

Democratic Republic Congo. Catholic Church Under Fire.

Churches, convents, schools, priests and bishops are under threat by…

01 Aug 2017, Churches August 2017

The Journey Of Initiation.

Initiation into voodoo is an important time that unequivocally marks…

01 Aug 2017, Dossier August 2017

African Music. The Sounds Of Soul.

African music is strictly linked to the cultural, economic, social,…

01 Aug 2017, Culture August 2017

Uganda. Marriage As A Clan Affair Among The Buganda

Marriage is one of the important aspects in the life…

01 Aug 2017, Culture August 2017

Togo. Voodoo, A School Of Life In Transformation

The Outachi, an ethnic group of the south coast of…

01 Aug 2017, Dossier August 2017

The Sacred Dances.

The return to the home and resuming contact with family…

01 Aug 2017, Dossier August 2017

South Sudan. Witnesses Of Hope.

Four years of war have deeply affected the women and…

01 Aug 2017, Churches August 2017

Banquet Of Communion.

The rite of erecting the Heviesso, for example, takes place…

01 Aug 2017, Dossier August 2017

Kigelia Africana. A Medicinal Plant With A Cosmetic Potential.

Kigelia africana (Lam), Benth (Bignoniaceae family), is a highly valuable…

01 Aug 2017, Culture August 2017

South Sudan. Education to change a country.

A country in search of peace. A secondary school in…

01 Jul 2017, Churches July 2017

Kenya/Maasai. The Enkipaata Ceremony

There are two types of enkipaata, a ceremony before circumcision,…

01 Jul 2017, Culture July 2017

The North Africa fight between AQIM and IS.

North Africa is one of the battlefields of the fight…

01 Jul 2017, News July 2017

Pökot Marriage.

Boys and girls meet at dance parties or at communal…

01 Jul 2017, Dossier July 2017

Kenya. Journey into Pökot Cultural Heritage.

“ Rocks or hills can never meet.  Only our peoples…

01 Jul 2017, Dossier July 2017

The Birth of a Pökot Child.

When a pregnant woman is about to deliver usually other…

01 Jul 2017, Dossier July 2017

Cameroon. The troublesome “Anglophone problem”.

Since November, a series of strikes and demonstrations in Cameroon…

01 Jul 2017, News July 2017

The Rite of Initiation: Sapana

Sapana  is a celebration undertaken by young men, around 20…

01 Jul 2017, Dossier July 2017

Combretum Collinum. Highly Valued Medicinal Plant.

The plant plays a fundamental role in treatment and management…

01 Jun 2017, Culture June 2017

Kenya. Prisoners are people too.

The Langata female prison is the largest female prison in…

01 Jun 2017, Churches June 2017

Egypt’s two difficult and Self-Perpetuating Challenges.

Terrorist attacks, tension between al- Sisi’s regime and the Coptic…

01 Jun 2017, News June 2017

Kenya.The missionary dowser.

He explores the sun-scorched savannah with a wooden stick in…

01 Jun 2017, Churches June 2017

Congo-Brazzaville. Pool rebels asphyxiate Brazzaville before the elections.

Parliament and local elections are scheduled sometime between June and…

01 Jun 2017, News June 2017

Central Africa Region. Under threat of falling behind permanently,…

Central Africa is falling behind all the other regions of…

01 May 2017, News May 2017

Botswana. Bushmen: in search of the lost land.

Ten years after a historic verdict, which, in theory, allowed…

01 May 2017, News May 2017

Ghana. Damba, a thanksgiving festival.

Each year, around May, the Gonjas people of Ghana's Northern…

01 May 2017, Culture May 2017

Balanites Aegyptiaca. A multi-purpose tree.

Balanites aegyptiaca is commonly known as desert date or Egyptian…

01 May 2017, Culture May 2017

Central Africa. Card. Nzapalainga: "Violence is not a religion"

The persisting insecurity, the inefficiency of UN peace missions and…

01 May 2017, Churches May 2017

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

Benin. A Bishop tells his story.

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

01 Apr 2017, Churches April 2017

Maytenus senegalensis - The magical plant.

It is used for the treatment of a number of…

01 Apr 2017, culture 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

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