Monthly Archives: September 2012

Evangelize we must

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  Here we plish excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the World Mission Sunday, which the Church celebrates on October 21st. This year the celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning. The 50th anniversary of the conciliar decree Ad Gentes, the opening of the Year of Faith and the Synod of…

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Book review – Eurafrique

Even though the European Union has been Africa’s largest trading partner over the last five decades, this is an area in which few African institutions have produced academically rigorous and policy-relevant knowledge. This volume seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the historically difficult relationship between Africa and the EU in the areas of…

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Music – Refugees’ band

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere…

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Cinema – Beauty will save us

  The artistic director of the African film festival of Verona, Fabrizio Colombo – a Comboni Missionary who also is the director of the web based Afriradio – was recently presented with a special prize by the Zanzibar International Film Festival. “Every year the most important festival of African cinema in East Africa – says…

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Cultural shift – Skin exposed

Coming from a background of using hides and skins to cover the bare essentials, it is wrong to argue about garment length based on what is ‘un-African’. This is what a young writer from Kenya says, adding to the debate about proper dress in African society today. Too much time has been spent debating whether…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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