Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sinai: a prison for African migrants

Thousands of migrants, primarily Eritrean, are often kidnapped, tortured and blackmailed by networks of traffickers. Sister Azezet Kidane fights for their liberation and dignity. The phone never stops ringing, at any time of the day. And she answers all calls. Sister Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, Comboni missionary, has no respite, since she tries to help those…

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Ethiopia – Bushulo Catholic Health Centre

The health centre has been serving the community since 1979. It is situated at 6 km south of Awassa in southern Ethiopia. As a health institution of the Vicariate of Awassa, it provides a multitude of health care services. The Centre is run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Sisters. Health is a major…

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Christians in Arab Countries

Mgr. Maroun Lahham, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem and Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan gives us an overview of the Christians in Arab countries. The Arab countries, which we are taking into consideration are: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. We are not including the northern African Arab and the Gulf countries because it’s been centuries…

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Arab countries – Christians, facing the challenges

Bishop Maroun Lahham talks to us about the struggle of being a Christian in Arab countries. What are the main difficulties that the Christian community has to deal with in Arab countries? Arab Christians have been a minority for years and they are aware of this. The feeling of being a minority has developed among…

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World Cup 2014 – Dreaming for African teams

Starting the 12th of June to the 13th of July global attention will shift to Brazil focusing on football’s biggest competition where the best teams in the world compete for the biggest and most coveted prize in football the FIFA World Cup. We take a look at the African teams. Four years ago the African…

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South Africa – The Anc wins, but

Apparently, nothing has changed, but maybe something will. On May 7, South Africans flocked to the polling stations, and chose again the African National Congress (Anc) and its presidential candidate, the sitting president Jacob Zuma, to lead the country for the next five years. The landslide victory of the former liberation movement, which got around…

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Rd Congo – Kabila aims at controversial third term

There are strong indications that Kabila intends to amend the constitution in order to remain in office for a third term. But such plans are controversial. The main churches, civil society organisations and opposition disagree. There are lots of indications that President Joseph Kabila Kabange is planning to run for a third term while trying…

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India election: Modi, a landslide victory

The ruling Congress Party, which has dominated Indian politics since independence, suffered a crushing defeat after two terms in office, in the Indian general election held from 7 April to 12 May. The party finished with just 44 of the 543 seats and under 20% of the vote in what was its worst ever performance…

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Homelessness, an Unexpected Advocacy.

Advocacy is about defending a noble cause and denouncing oppression and injustice. However, it should be also a source of inspiration for alternative solutions to…

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How the hare lost his tail.

One day in the long, long ago the hare was walking through the forest. He was a good farmer and was on his way to inspect…

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Youth & Mission

Our Right to Speak for Climate Justice.

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Johannesburg to London to demand radical action on the unfolding ecological emergency. It is a…

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