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Nigeria. Dashed hopes.

A year after the youth protests that shook the most…

01 Oct 2021, News October 2021

Malawi. Dancing with the Spirit.

It is a country with over 10 ethnic groups, each…

01 Oct 2021, Culture October 2021

Africa. Islamic finance. Followed only by a few.

Even though a significant increase in the numbers of those…

01 Oct 2021, News October 2021

South Sudan. Being part of a universal Church.

An extremely polarised country where belonging to a family or…

01 Oct 2021, Churches October 2021

DR of Congo. The state and the main churches clash…

A battle between the supporters of President Tshisekedi and the…

01 Oct 2021, Churches October 2021

Africa. The hippo and its passion for rivers.

It is one of the most iconic of the African…

01 Oct 2021, Culture October 2021

Morocco. Creating secure spaces.

The Diocesan Delegation for Tangier Migrants is a church organisation…

01 Sep 2021, Churches September 2021

DR Congo. The President’s pastors.

The closest advisers of Tshisekedi are three Pentecostal pastors whom…

01 Sep 2021, News September 2021

Herbs & Plant. Talinum paniculatum. A vital medicinal plant.

It is one of the most popular herbal plants and…

01 Sep 2021, Culture September 2021

The secrets of the Lion King.

The animal symbolic of the African savannah is known all…

01 Sep 2021, Culture September 2021

Uganda. A bride Mukiga girl.

The Bakiga or Kiga people are known as people of…

01 Aug 2021, Culture August 2021

Ethiopia. The sacred waters of Lake Tana.

This internal lake of Ethiopia is an Alpine circle of…

01 Aug 2021, Culture August 2021

The Canaries route among the most dangerous in the world.…

In the Wolof language ‘Barcelona or Death!’, as the route…

01 Aug 2021, News August 2021

The new narcotics routes in Africa.

Heroin trafficking in Africa is growing in intensity due to…

01 Aug 2021, News August 2021

Always On the Move.

The Bororo culture is one of movement. There are different…

01 Aug 2021, Dossier August 2021

Herbs & Plants. Albizia coriaria: anti-depressant medicinal plant.

It is used for a treatment of a number of…

01 Aug 2021, Culture August 2021

Nigeria. Avocado, the black pear.

Some African countries are on their way to becoming the…

01 Aug 2021, News August 2021

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. Death of the Moses of the…

Like Moses, Cardinal Monsengwo, who died in France 11 July…

01 Aug 2021, Churches August 2021

Kenya. Nairobi’s thirst for a future.

Short of water and housing, with spreading criminality and a…

01 Aug 2021, News August 2021

Gerewol. The festival of Love.

The Gerewol is the festival of bodily beauty. The young…

01 Aug 2021, Dossier August 2021

“We are the ‘most beautiful’ of all”.

The cult of physical beauty is most important. The rules…

01 Aug 2021, Dossier August 2021

Africa. The Giraffe. ‘Higher than the trees’.

Giraffe, in the Sindebele and Zulu languages, is Ndlulamiti, meaning…

01 Aug 2021, Culture August 2021

Niger. The Bororo-Wodaabe. The Beauty of Liberty.

The Bororo belong to the large ethnic family of the…

01 Aug 2021, Dossier August 2021

South Sudan. Mission towards Reconciliation.

After ten years of the declaration of independence, South Sudan…

01 Aug 2021, Churches August 2021

Charles de Foucauld. The Gospel in the land of the…

Just over a century after he died as a martyr,…

01 Jul 2021, Churches July 2021

Africa. Catechists. Unknown heroes and heroines of the faith.

With a new Apostolic Letter Antiquum Ministerium (Ancient Ministry), Pope…

01 Jul 2021, Churches July 2021

Togo. A Voodoo is born to us.

Among the waci (a name that means 'the souls of…

01 Jul 2021, Culture July 2021

DR Congo. Towards a permanent state of siege in Eastern…

As the security continues to deteriorate in Eastern Congo, President…

01 Jul 2021, News July 2021

Central African Republic. Giving Hope.

A country broken by years of civil war. The difficult…

01 Jul 2021, Churches July 2021

Mali “A coup within a coup” in an increasingly fragile…

The 24 May coup against an attempt to reduce the…

01 Jul 2021, News July 2021

The fascinating mystery of migrations in the African skies.

Hundreds of species of bird migrate seasonally, covering enormous distances,…

01 Jul 2021, Culture July 2021

Uganda. The art of dance.

For the Karimojong, a pastoral and semi-nomadic tribe living in…

01 Jul 2021, Culture July 2021

Avoiding the Suez Canal.

A single ship lodged in the Suez Canal halted maritime…

01 Jul 2021, News July 2021

Chad : Déby’s death opens a pandora box for the…

President Déby’s sudden death has left a huge vacuum. The…

01 Jun 2021, News June 2021

Ghana. The ghetto of the ‘witches’.

In the north of the country, at Tamale, there are…

01 Jun 2021, News June 2021

Ethiopia. That propitious day.

The Gedeo are an ethnic group in southern Ethiopia. Among…

01 Jun 2021, Culture June 2021

The new frontiers of music. The sound of the desert.

With the initiative of Christopher Kirkley, an American bio-engineer who…

01 Jun 2021, Culture June 2021

Spotlight on African films. Reinventing the seventh art.

The films made by young directors can be traced to…

01 Jun 2021, Culture June 2021

Africa Sahel. Nature as a hostage.

The nature parks of W-Arly-Pendjari, straddling the borders of Niger,…

01 Jun 2021, News June 2021

Africa. "The mission continues…"

A total of one hundred and thirty years those three…

01 Jun 2021, Churches June 2021

The Central African Republic. Let’s start again together.

To recreate the social and interreligious fabric of a society…

01 Jun 2021, Churches June 2021

Senegal. Casamance. A ‘Low intensity conflict’.

Forty years have passed since the Movement of Democratic Forces…

01 Jun 2021, News June 2021

Herbs & Plants. Canarium schweinfurtii. A Medicinal Plant.

Known as African olive or bush candle, this tropical tree…

01 May 2021, Culture May 2021

Nigeria. Telling their tales of suffering.

Kidnappings, rapes and murders are part of daily life for…

01 May 2021, Churches May 2021

Ghana. Living and dying in Agbogbloshie.

Agbogbloshie, in Accra, the capital of Ghana, is one of…

01 May 2021, News May 2021

DR Congo. Giving dignity and independence.

The Daniel Comboni House of the Comboni Missionary Sisters is…

01 May 2021, Churches May 2021

Cyril Ramaphosa and the struggle for reform in South Africa.

Respected by public opinion and the international community, Ramaphosa has…

01 May 2021, News May 2021

DR.Congo/Nigeria/Ghana. Towards new life.

On a hill in the city of Bukavu in the…

01 May 2021, Churches May 2021

Somalia. Tensions rise with Kenya over offshore oil-rich areas.

The weakness of Somalia’s state has incited neighbours to make…

01 May 2021, News May 2021

Cote d’Ivoire. Old and new challenges.

Former President Laurent Gbagbo has received the green light to…

01 May 2021, News May 2021

Kenya. Rose Wanjikũ Mũriũ. Karate girl.

She wants to make history: to be the first Kenyan…

01 May 2021, Culture May 2021

Uganda. Empako a sign of respect among the Batooro.

Besides their family names, the Batooro have pet names called…

01 Apr 2021, Culture April 2021

Ethiopia. Eritrea’s involvement in Tigray exacerbates tensions with the West.

The Tigray conflict has dampened the enthusiasm raised by the…

01 Apr 2021, News April 2021

Fragile Peace in South Sudan.

There have been close to twelve peace agreements but they…

01 Apr 2021, Churches April 2021

Dubai. The crossroads of African gold.

An interwoven series of criminal gangs, terrorist groups, traffickers of…

01 Apr 2021, News April 2021

Nigeria. Islands in an archipelago.

John Campbell, a Senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at…

01 Apr 2021, News April 2021

Fasts & Feasts in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tradition.

The most important period of the year for Orthodox Christians…

01 Mar 2021, Churches March 2021

Nigeria. Edo Museum of West African Art. Collective Memories.

A museum project has been launched this year under the…

01 Mar 2021, Culture March 2021

DR. Congo. Kabila’s puppet cuts its strings.

In a spectacular turnaround, the former President Kabila who was…

01 Mar 2021, News March 2021

The Gulf of Guinea: The Sea of pirates.

Maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is a threat…

01 Mar 2021, News March 2021

The Sahel. “Poverty nourishes jihadism”.

An unstable region. “Young people abandoned to themselves find a…

01 Mar 2021, Churches March 2021

Somaliland. Incense. Sweet-smelling fragrance from Heaven.

The glowing coals give off a wonderful aroma: the smell…

01 Mar 2021, News March 2021

Africa. To Share fraternity.

In his last Encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti”, (“Brothers All”),…

01 Mar 2021, Culture March 2021

Ghana. Being a priest in the Venice of Africa.

A Sunday with Father Anthony Assebiah, Parish Priest of Beyin…

01 Mar 2021, Churches March 2021

Ivory Coast. Contemporary art in the city of Abidjan.

The pandemic forced it to close just a week after…

01 Mar 2021, Culture March 2021

Israel. From the Semien Mountains to Mount Sion.

The difficult journey of the Ethiopians of Jewish origin towards…

01 Mar 2021, News March 2021

Africa interprets “Fratelli Tutti” for the world. As sweet as…

“If I am because we are, then true fraternity leaves…

01 Feb 2021, Churches February 2021

Music. Jerusalema. Dance, Sing, Resist.

The Gospel track devised by South Africa DJ Master KG…

01 Feb 2021, Culture February 2021

The Israeli strategy in Africa.

In recent years, Tel Aviv has expanded and increased diplomatic…

01 Feb 2021, News February 2021

Unesco. Cous cous. 'Live united'.

Cous cous, a popular emblematic dish of North Africa, has…

01 Feb 2021, Culture February 2021

DR Congo. At the side of the people fighting to…

The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to be afflicted by…

01 Feb 2021, Churches February 2021

Herbs & Plant. Warburgia salutaris. A unique medicinal plant.

The importance of medicinal plants in primary health care systems…

01 Feb 2021, Culture February 2021

Africa. How Big Brother is watching Africans.

Like other continents, Africa is experimenting a spectacular spread of…

01 Feb 2021, News February 2021

Egypt. Archaeology. The sarcophagi of Saqqara. New light on the…

The discovery by Egyptian archaeologists of more than a hundred…

01 Feb 2021, Culture February 2021

Central African Republic. Insecurity worsening.

The country is passing through a phase of instability, and…

01 Feb 2021, News February 2021

Cameroon. Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi. Not just 'passing through'.

A fierce opponent of the regime of Paul Biya, he…

01 Feb 2021, Churches February 2021

Africa’s hotspots in 2021.

This year many African countries will go through a phase…

01 Jan 2021, News January 2021

North Africa. Revolutions on stand-by.

Ten years after the popular uprisings in North Africa, what…

01 Jan 2021, News January 2021

South Sudan. The tenderness of God.

“As missionaries, we try to share as much as possible…

01 Jan 2021, Churches January 2021

East Africa. Lake Victoria, a threatened wonder.

Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater surface and a touristic marvel…

01 Jan 2021, News January 2021

Africa 2021. Security and Elections.

Clouds appear on the horizon in Sahel and forthcoming elections…

01 Jan 2021, Dossier January 2021

Herbs & Plants. Psorospermum febrifugum Spach. A medicinal plant…

Medicinal plants continue to play vital roles in primary health…

01 Jan 2021, Culture January 2021

Ethiopia. The Guji. A people in transformation.

The Guji are an ethnic group of southern Ethiopia. They…

01 Jan 2021, Culture January 2021

GGW. Resources insufficient.

It is not easy to juggle the various interests that…

01 Dec 2020, Dossier December 2020

Fratelli Tutti – Africa’s call for an “a civilization of…

The new encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All)…

01 Dec 2020, Churches December 2020

Murchison Falls. A tour through the largest national park in…

Welcome to the Murchison Falls National Park named after its…

01 Dec 2020, News December 2020

GGW. An inconsistent impact

The Great Green Wall’s goal is clear: to regenerate 100…

01 Dec 2020, Dossier December 2020

The Pan-African Green Wall.

From a green wall of trees to a mosaic of…

01 Dec 2020, Dossier December 2020

Egypt. Mons. Claudio Lurati: “Called to witness with our lives”.

A great opportunity to rediscover the reasons for a presence.…

01 Dec 2020, Churches December 2020

Namibia. The Okavango Delta threatened by fracking.

A junior Canadian company will start drilling oil in the…

01 Dec 2020, News December 2020

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Advocacy

On defense of water and the right to live well.

On August 23, 2021, at the Tacagua’ camp of Challapata, Oruro (Bolivia), thanks to the support of the CASA Collective, about 150 members of the…

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Baobab

The Ungrateful Cobra.

One day a cobra fell down a deep crack in the ground and couldn't get out. A man passed by, and heard a strangled voice calling: “Help!…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis. “To proclaim and share what we have seen”.

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 24 October. The theme the Holy Father has chosen this year is: ‘We cannot but speak about…

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