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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

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

Central African Republic. Giving Hope.

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

01 Jul 2021, Churches 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

The Israeli strategy in Africa.

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

01 Feb 2021, News February 2021

Music. Jerusalema. Dance, Sing, Resist.

The Gospel track devised by South Africa DJ Master KG…

01 Feb 2021, Culture 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

Herbs & Plants. Piliostigma thonningii. A multipurpose medicinal plant.

Piliostigma thonningii, common name 'camel’s foot', is a leguminous, deciduous…

01 Dec 2020, Culture December 2020

Djibouti. The Catholic Church, a tiny seed of hope.

Especially present socially with its work among street children, immigrants…

01 Dec 2020, Churches December 2020

Pan-African Museum. Reclaiming History.

Aimed at Africans and the diaspora, the Pan-African Museum of…

01 Dec 2020, Culture December 2020

GGW. Agroforestry Is Key.

Any ecological rehabilitation of a territory must consider several factors,…

01 Dec 2020, Dossier December 2020

Africa. Ubuntu, to live positively.

In the African context, Ubuntu is a religious belief which…

01 Dec 2020, Culture December 2020

Africa. Cannabis, An Affair Of State.

Large-scale cultivations are now a reality in a growing number…

01 Dec 2020, News December 2020

The Tijaniyya Brotherhood. The Way of the Koran.

Today, there are 40,000 inhabitants in Tivaouane, 100 km north-east…

01 Nov 2020, Dossier November 2020

DR. Congo. Street children. A home for a better future.

A project that tries to return street children to their…

01 Nov 2020, Churches November 2020

Madagascar. Famadihana, the feast of Return.

On the Madagascar plateau the bodies of the dead are…

01 Nov 2020, Culture November 2020

A Journey into Islam in Senegal.

More than 90% of the population of Senegal, an officially…

01 Nov 2020, Dossier November 2020

The Layeniyya Brotherhood. The Meaning of Equality.

On one of the Atlantic beaches of Yoff, rises the…

01 Nov 2020, Dossier November 2020

Niger. Elections on the frontier of jihad.

The country is at the crossroads. Presidential and parliament elections…

01 Nov 2020, News November 2020

Ghana. Togoland and the future of the nation.

In September, separatist attacks took place in the Volta Region…

01 Nov 2020, News November 2020

The Muridiyya Brotherhood. "The Disciple".

Touba, the holy city of the Muridiyya Brotherhood, situated in…

01 Nov 2020, Dossier November 2020

Kenya. The Diocese of Ngong, The Church of the People.

Small Christina communities. Inculturation. Lay movements and a growing number…

01 Nov 2020, Churches November 2020

Burkina Faso: Shadows and dangers.

The country is in turmoil. Jihadist violence risks tearing it…

01 Oct 2020, News October 2020

Sudan. Missionaries involved in education.

Since the start of the evangelisation of Sudan, education has…

01 Oct 2020, Churches October 2020

Africa. Unsafe roads.

The continent has the highest percentage in the world of…

01 Oct 2020, News October 2020

Herbs & Plants. Lantana camara. A Therapeutic Plant.

Plants have been a source of effective therapeutic agents for…

01 Oct 2020, Culture October 2020

Cameroon. Football versus alcohol.

A soccer championship is useful in order to keep hundreds…

01 Oct 2020, News October 2020

Cote d’Ivoire. A clash of dinosaurs dominates the presidential election…

After the crisis that followed the presidential election of 2010,…

01 Sep 2020, News September 2020

Africa. Masks that protect and heal.

Wearing a mask is essential when faced with a virus…

01 Sep 2020, Culture September 2020

Sudan. An incubator for young entrepreneurs.

The Comboni Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (CIEC) is an incubator…

01 Sep 2020, Churches September 2020

Mali. A country in turmoil.

On 18th August 2020, a group of military officers took…

01 Sep 2020, News September 2020

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Advocacy

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Advocacy is concerned with values, awareness and knowledge of problems to promote actions, policies and changes in the issues that interest people. Advocacy does not always…

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The Elephant and Hare.

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Youth & Mission

African Youth to promote Peace and Security.

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