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Africa

Namibia. Nothing Surprising.

Ever since it won the first democratic elections, held in…

01 Nov 2019, Dossier November 2019

Economy. Too much inequality.

The structure of the economy of Namibia reflects the contradictions…

01 Nov 2019, Dossier November 2019

Burkina Faso. Father Jacques. Biologist and Geneticist.

A Camillian and also professor at the University of Ouagadougou,…

01 Nov 2019, Churches November 2019

Western Sahara. The wall that nobody talks about.

The 2,720 kilometre wall, which  separates the areas occupied by…

01 Nov 2019, News November 2019

South Sudan. Death. A place of Rest.

The Bari, a South Sudan ethnic group who live on…

01 Nov 2019, Culture November 2019

Burkina Faso. Yacouba Sawadogo. And the desert blooms.

He has transformed sterile land into a forest by digging…

01 Nov 2019, News November 2019

Eswatini. Arriving unannounced.

Originally from the Argentine, Mons. José Luis Gerardo Ponce de…

01 Nov 2019, Churches November 2019

Namibian Mosaic.

With only 2.6 million inhabitants and an area of 824,292…

01 Nov 2019, Dossier November 2019

DR. Congo. “I am a missionary doctor, in love with…

She lives and works in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

01 Nov 2019, Churches November 2019

Ethnicity and National Unity.

The SWAPO movement succeeded in bringing on board the different…

01 Nov 2019, Dossier November 2019

Chad. The golden triangle of Tibesti.

In the Chadian region bordering with Libya, an area rich…

01 Nov 2019, News November 2019

South Africa. Causes and consequences of the xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobic attacks against immigrants are causing a lot of damage…

01 Nov 2019, News November 2019

Kenya. To prepare future leaders.

This year, the Institute of Social Ministry in Mission, at…

01 Oct 2019, Churches October 2019

Uganda. A Circus, the Art of Redemption.

The slums of Katwe have seen the birth of a…

01 Oct 2019, Culture October 2019

Africa. The Jihadist Threat.

Jihadist groups are expanding in Africa beyond the Sahel, from…

01 Oct 2019, News October 2019

Ethiopia. The moment of truth for reformist Abyi.

Abyi Ahmed Ali’s election in April 2018 raised considerable hopes…

01 Oct 2019, News October 2019

Uganda. Akigat, the prayer to the God.

The people from Tapac are referred to as the tapeth.…

01 Sep 2019, Culture September 2019

South Sudan. Being able to share.

He could have left, and lived a better and more…

01 Sep 2019, Churches September 2019

North Africa. Recognition of Amazigh Culture.

Indigenous to North Africa, the Amazigh people, sometimes known as…

01 Sep 2019, Culture September 2019

Egypt. Being a Christian in an Islamic Country.

What kind of challenges exist for Christians in Islamic countries?…

01 Sep 2019, Churches September 2019

Togo. Anti-regime music.

The MAET is the movement of singers and musicians who…

01 Sep 2019, News September 2019

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: “Prison was a school to me”.

Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was imprisoned and exiled for…

01 Sep 2019, Culture September 2019

Ethiopia. Meskel. The Feast of the Holy Cross.

There is no feast in Ethiopia, religious or civil, so…

01 Sep 2019, Churches September 2019

PMC: A tool for Russia and China in Africa.

Private Military Companies (PMC) have become an important  player in…

01 Sep 2019, News September 2019

Burkina Faso. The Church under attack.

For some time, the Catholic and Protestant communities have been…

01 Aug 2019, Churches August 2019

DR Congo. Insecurity and bad governance contribute to the spread…

Ongoing insecurity and bad governance contribute to the expansion of…

01 Aug 2019, News August 2019

RD.Congo. Beatification of twenty martyr missionaries on track.

Fifty-seven years after their tragic deaths, the Roman Catholic Church…

01 Aug 2019, Churches August 2019

Africa. Start-ups rolling out.

The continent is changing thanks to the increasingly frequent use…

01 Aug 2019, News August 2019

Uganda/Buganda. The Twins a special children.

In Buganda, an ethnic group lives in the Central Region…

01 Aug 2019, Culture August 2019

Malawi. Rock Art and Biodiversity.

Lake Malawi, a unique habitat. One of the deepest water…

01 Aug 2019, Culture August 2019

Nigeria. Troubles in Kano.

In the northern state of Kano in Nigeria a political…

01 Aug 2019, News August 2019

The Church of Africa. A Return To Its Origins.

The Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar…

01 Aug 2019, Churches August 2019

The Gumuz People, their culture.

They live today almost the way they could have lived…

01 Jul 2019, Dossier July 2019

The Religious Universe of the Gumuz.

Travelling around the Gumuz region we did not see specific…

01 Jul 2019, Dossier July 2019

The Gumuz in front of a changing world.

Changes go very fast. There are many agents responsible for…

01 Jul 2019, Dossier July 2019

Africa. The art of food. Ancient flavours and genuine ingredients.

From the Maghreb to Southern Africa, a myriad of flavours,…

01 Jul 2019, Culture July 2019

Ethiopia. Metema, the loss of all hope.

Each day it is criss-crossed by invisible travellers who arrive…

01 Jul 2019, News July 2019

Ethiopia. The Gumuz. A marginalized People.

We have travelled for 500 kms in northwest Addis Ababa.…

01 Jul 2019, Dossier July 2019

Herbs & Plants. Acalypha indica. A useful source of medicine.

It is a plant used as a medicine for several…

01 Jul 2019, Culture July 2019

Gambia. A bridge for development.

The long-awaited bridge spanning the Gambia River will open in…

01 Jul 2019, News July 2019

Madagascar. Poverty can be beaten.

Pope Francis is going to Madagascar in September. During his…

01 Jul 2019, Churches July 2019

Somaliland. An unrecognized but increasingly supported state.

The unrecognized state of Somaliland is receiving increasingly foreign support…

01 Jul 2019, News July 2019

Africa. Millions still have no papers.

According to the World Bank, 41% of the inhabitants of…

01 Jul 2019, News July 2019

Niger. A culture of tolerance.

The problem of immigration. Relations with Islam. Education as a…

01 Jun 2019, Churches June 2019

Africa: The Motorbike Boom.

Set to become the main mode of transport in Africa,…

01 Jun 2019, News June 2019

The Power of Ubuntu against Racism and Oppression.

The concept of Ubuntu is deeply rooted in Africa and…

01 Jun 2019, Culture June 2019

Herbs & Plants. Funtumia elastic. A medicinal African rubber tree.

Highly valued in traditional medicine for treatment and management of…

01 Jun 2019, Culture June 2019

Ethiopia. A Grain of Hope.

Bonga is one of the capitals of Ethiopian coffee. At…

01 Jun 2019, News June 2019

Eastern Africa. Tensions between Kigali and Kampala.

Tension is escalating between Uganda and Rwanda. A crisis is…

01 Jun 2019, News June 2019

Migration Between Regions.

Interregional migration, or the movement of people between geographic sub…

01 May 2019, Dossier May 2019

Catholic Church. Taking concrete steps to mitigate the migration crisis.

African bishops are aware that, when there is a massive…

01 May 2019, Dossier May 2019

Africa. Journalists are a target.

There are areas of Africa where it is difficult to…

01 May 2019, News May 2019

Africa Internet. The new censorship.

Criticisms force governments to place restrictions on the Internet. Serious…

01 May 2019, News May 2019

Migrating in Africa. A continent on the Move.

Globally, in 2017, there were around 258 million international migrants,…

01 May 2019, Dossier May 2019

South Sudan. Pope Francis: “No more war!”

On his knees before President Salva Kiir and the Vice-Presidents…

01 May 2019, Churches May 2019

Uganda. Naleyo dance where women choose their dancing partners.

The Tapeth are a small ethnic group living with the…

01 May 2019, Culture May 2019

Migration. Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Conflict.

African migration patterns do not happen in a vacuum. Rather,…

01 May 2019, Dossier May 2019

A New Season of Stifled Democratic Aspirations Begins in North…

Another so-called Arab – or at least North African –…

01 May 2019, News May 2019

Herbs & Plants. Xylopia aethiopica. A Spicy Herbal Medicinal Plant.

It possesses great nutritional and medicinal values. The plant is…

01 May 2019, Culture May 2019

South Sudan. A great heart with great faith.

A poor woman takes a foreign mother into her house…

01 Apr 2019, Churches April 2019

Monasticism and Monasteries in Ethiopia.

If it is true that the Christian Europe of the…

01 Apr 2019, Dossier April 2019

The Monastery of Debre Libanos.

From its very foundation, Debre Libanos grew in prestige and…

01 Apr 2019, Dossier April 2019

Rwanda. Twenty-five years after Apocalypses. A transformed country.

Twenty-five years after the genocide of the Tutsis in 1994,…

01 Apr 2019, News April 2019

Boeing 737-MAX Incident Won’t Thwart Ethiopian Airlines’ Ambitions.

The Addis Ababa - Nairobi route, it’s often a necessary…

01 Apr 2019, News April 2019

Burundi spirals into dictatorship and isolation.

Four years after the crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s…

01 Apr 2019, News April 2019

The Monastery of Debre Damo.

Among the many Ethiopian monasteries Debre Damo deserves to be…

01 Apr 2019, Dossier April 2019

The Monastery of Hayk.

If we mention the monastery of Hayk (or Hayq) among…

01 Apr 2019, Dossier April 2019

Africa/China. Chinese Investments in African High Technology.

Chinese high-tech companies are banking on Africa, especially on the…

01 Apr 2019, News April 2019

Herbs & Plants. Entada abyssinica. A resourceful herbal medicine.

It is used as medicine, source of fibre, and wood.…

01 Apr 2019, Culture April 2019

DR Congo. Mons. Muyengo Mulombe : “ We are the…

The role of the bishops in the recent socio-political events…

01 Apr 2019, Churches April 2019

Senegal. The Great House of African Art.

The Museum of African Civilisation was founded in Dakar: it…

01 Apr 2019, Culture April 2019

Madagascar. The DJ Sets The Tone.

The new President’s first decisions tilt towards authoritarianism, which is…

01 Mar 2019, News March 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa: Development By Rail.

With Chinese technical and financial backing, a number of countries…

01 Mar 2019, News March 2019

Tunisia. The Challenges of the Jasmin Revolution.

The  presidential election of 2019 will be a crucial test…

01 Mar 2019, News March 2019

Uganda. Bobi Wine. Rapper and Opposer.

His songs criticise the government and corrupt politics. Young people…

01 Mar 2019, Culture March 2019

Ghana. The great Mosque of Accra.

Financed by Istanbul, it also contains other structures: a congress…

01 Mar 2019, Culture March 2019

Herbs & Plants. Acacia sieberiana. To relieve back pain.

It is an important plant for medical use. But it…

01 Mar 2019, Culture March 2019

Chad. A Church Committed To Mission.

The challenge to poverty in an area rich in oil.…

01 Mar 2019, Churches March 2019

Ethiopia. Solidarity in the shadow of Debre Libanos.

About 700 Ethiopian refugees survive thanks to the work of…

01 Mar 2019, Churches March 2019

The Jesuit Refugee Service. The African Microcosm In The Streets…

Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country with more…

01 Feb 2019, Churches February 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo. Kabila’s Electoral Coup.

The 30 December presidential and parliamentary elections have ended up…

01 Feb 2019, News February 2019

Kenya. The Challenge Of Reinsertion In Society.

Kamiti penitentiary in the outskirts of Nairobi hosts more than…

01 Feb 2019, Churches February 2019

Congo-Brazzaville.The Resumption Of The Railway Traffic Raise New Hopes.

After two years of interruption, the railway traffic has resumed…

01 Feb 2019, News February 2019

South Africa. The True Legend of the Black Swan.

Kitty Phetla, ballerina and choreographer with Joburg Ballet, grew up…

01 Jan 2019, Culture January 2019

Ethiopia. Timket. The Feast of the two Testaments.

The feast of Timket or Baptism of the Lord is…

01 Jan 2019, Churches January 2019

The Limpopo River. Collateral Victim Of The Mining Industry.

The Limpopo River Basin is a fragile environment threatened by…

01 Jan 2019, Dossier January 2019

The Zambezi River. Threats and opportunities for the ‘Great River…

The Zambezi River is one of Africa’s main energy assets…

01 Jan 2019, Dossier January 2019

Ethiopia. Hope For A Forgotten People

The Menjas live in the south-west of Ethiopia. They are…

01 Jan 2019, Churches January 2019

Uganda. To Give Dignity.

Hundreds children are begging in the streets of Kampala City. …

01 Jan 2019, Churches January 2019

Africa 2019. A Challenging Year For The Continent.

The year 2019 looks extremely challenging in many countries of…

01 Jan 2019, News January 2019

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