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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

Suez. Present Uncertainty and Future Strategy.

The Suez Canal has always been strategically important for Egypt…

01 Sep 2020, News September 2020

Benin."The Man with the Golden Hands"

On the edge of the on the border between Niger…

01 Sep 2020, Churches September 2020

Nigeria. The dance of the street children.

The Dream Catchers Academy is an organisation that helps street…

01 Aug 2020, Culture August 2020

Father Charles Nyamiti. “An ancestor in African Theology.”

The Tanzanian-born priest, Fr. Charles Nyamiti, will be remember as…

01 Aug 2020, Churches August 2020

African Independence. For a new Pan-Africanism.

Almost all the African constitutions declare their adhesion to Pan…

01 Aug 2020, News August 2020

Somalia. Glimmers of hope.

After decades of distrust and hostility, the Somali brothers from…

01 Aug 2020, News August 2020

Herbs & Plants. Rhus vulgaris Meikle. An Important Herbal Medicinal…

Vital in traditional medicine for the treatment and management of…

01 Aug 2020, Culture August 2020

African Independence. Sixty years on.

Sixty years ago, seventeen African countries became independent. Enough time…

01 Aug 2020, News August 2020

Chad. Cereal Banks.

In Chad, a missionary who has lived in the country…

01 Aug 2020, Churches August 2020

Uganda. A journey into Buganda’s cultural heritage.

The Buganda are a bantu speaking ethnic group found in…

01 Aug 2020, Dossier August 2020

Births as a successful family.

Birth in Buganda is very important because it is the…

01 Aug 2020, Dossier August 2020

Egypt. The Economic Power of the Military.

Cities built from nothing in the desert, vast infrastructure created,…

01 Jul 2020, News July 2020

Mozambique. Cabo Delgado. Under Siege.

The Jihadist movement continues its action attacking villages, destroying and…

01 Jul 2020, News July 2020

Sudan. The democratic transition in peril.

The economic crisis amplified by the coronavirus pandemics, ongoing unrest…

01 Jul 2020, News July 2020

Sudan. Mission among the Nuer.

Comboni Missionaries have been living with the Nuer people for…

01 Jul 2020, Churches July 2020

Sudan. St Mary’s Hospital in Khartoum. At the service of…

St. Mary’s Hospital is located in the Arab market district…

01 Jul 2020, Churches July 2020

Herbs & Plants. Aspalathus linearis. The medicinal Tea Plant.

It is used to treat different allergies and help various…

01 Jul 2020, Culture July 2020

Catholic Church in Morocco. A 'bridge'.

A church that wants to be a ‘bridge’ between the…

01 Jun 2020, Churches June 2020

The Ecological Awakening of the African Church.

The Ecclesial Network for the Congo River Basin (REBAC, from…

01 Jun 2020, Churches June 2020

The Catholic Church in Algeria. Weavers of Brotherhood.

“This is no longer the time for clashes between believers.…

01 Jun 2020, Churches June 2020

The Catholic Church in Libya. “Few but not invisible”.

It is difficult to be a Church in a place…

01 Jun 2020, Churches June 2020

Africa gets debt arrangement to cope with its first recession…

The covid 19 pandemics has caused a recession in Africa…

01 Jun 2020, News June 2020

Zimbabwe. In search of the lost city.

Grand Zimbabwe is one of Africa's largest and most complex…

01 May 2020, Culture May 2020

DR.Congo. A new tension area at the Zambian border.

The DRC which has faced frequently problems at its borders…

01 May 2020, News May 2020

African Military spending up 17% over the last decade.

Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by…

01 May 2020, News May 2020

Malawi. Between Health and Political Crisis.

One year after the General Election, the country still remains…

01 May 2020, News May 2020

Africa. Coronavirus and the Missionaries.

The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading across Africa. The virus has…

01 May 2020, Churches May 2020

Herbs & Plants. Cyathula prostrata. A wild plant with vast…

The plant is often harvested from the wild for local…

01 May 2020, Culture May 2020

Ethiopia. Postponed national elections over coronavirus fears.

The national elections that were scheduled for August have been…

01 May 2020, News May 2020

The Nubian People: between Egypt and Sudan.

The legacy of the time of the Pharaohs of the…

01 Apr 2020, Culture April 2020

Africa. Coronavirus is spreading fast: 43 countries affected.

Africa which is already hit by several epidemics is now…

01 Apr 2020, News April 2020

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Youth Movement and UN Food Systems Summit.

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