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Africa

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

African Musicians. License For Transformation.

With the catchy rhythms of Afro-Pop, African artists are increasingly…

01 Jan 2019, Culture January 2019

The Senegal River. Threatened by Drought, Climate Change And Man-Made…

The Senegal River is a main source of life and…

01 Jan 2019, Dossier January 2019

The Niger River : From Drought To Floods And Pollution.

The Niger River is the main source of life of…

01 Jan 2019, Dossier January 2019

DR Congo. Miracles Happen.

Despite having lost both legs in a bomb explosion, Sr.…

01 Jan 2019, Churches January 2019

Hotspots in Africa in 2019.

From a security point of view, in 2019 in Africa…

01 Jan 2019, News January 2019

Dr Denis Mukwege. A Nobel Peace Prize for Africa

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi human rights activist and…

01 Dec 2018, News December 2018

Wax, the Pan African Cloth.

Now popular in many countries, African wax cloth owes its…

01 Dec 2018, Culture December 2018

Kenya. People With A Future In Their Hands.

Many years ago, a local district officer gave a small…

01 Dec 2018, Churches December 2018

A 'No Deal' Brexit could disrupt the UK trade of…

A 'no deal' Brexit could mean a temporary interruption of…

01 Dec 2018, News December 2018

Illegal Fishing In African Waters.

Illegal fishing or unauthorized fishing is a scourge affecting the…

01 Dec 2018, News December 2018

Egypt. Ecumenical Dialogue Lost.

The comfort of political correctness to the detriment of ecumenical…

01 Dec 2018, Churches December 2018

Christmas in Ethiopia. A Day of Joy.

The Christmas cycle begins with a long period of fasting,…

01 Dec 2018, Churches December 2018

Africa. Contractors’ Eldorado.

The security of the continent has now become a 'private…

01 Dec 2018, News December 2018

Western Africa.The confraternity of Knowledge.The mysterious world of the Donso…

They are seers and traditional healers with a vast knowledge…

01 Dec 2018, Culture December 2018

Angola. ‘Terminator’ Lourenço Pushes For More Reforms.

More than one year after he was sworn in, the…

01 Nov 2018, News November 2018

The Sahara. The Kel Air and Kel Ahaggar Tuareg. There…

The desert is not a no man’s land but the…

01 Nov 2018, Culture November 2018

Kenya’s LAPSSET Oil Corridor : Not Yet Born But Already…

The largest infrastructure project in East Africa is likely to…

01 Nov 2018, News November 2018

Madagascar. Feast of Life and Death.

In the south of Madagascar live the Bara, a cluster…

01 Nov 2018, Culture November 2018

Plants & People. Cowpeas, Essential In The Management Of Diabetes.

It is an herbaceous food legume belonging to the plant…

01 Nov 2018, Culture November 2018

Burkina Faso. Alphonsine Yanogo. Sister and Mechanic.

She is the first female mechanic in the country. She…

01 Nov 2018, Churches November 2018

Johannesburg. Refugees In The City Of Gold.

Every year, thousands of migrants and refugees arrive in Johannesburg…

01 Nov 2018, Churches November 2018

Counteracting Deforestation. Sustainable Choices.

Negative impacts of deforestation require proactive interventions in order to…

01 Oct 2018, Dossier October 2018

Uganda/Sudanese Refugees. Just A Drop In The Ocean.

It consists in a microcredit project for women and grants…

01 Oct 2018, Churches October 2018

South Sudan. Street Children in Juba. They Want To Live.

Seventeen abandoned children have been rescued from wandering around the…

01 Oct 2018, Churches October 2018

Causes Of Deforestation. Stop The Pillage.

The most common pressures causing deforestation and severe forest degradation…

01 Oct 2018, Dossier October 2018

DR Congo. Kabila likely to remain in control after the…

Either the elections are rigged or they cannot take place…

01 Oct 2018, News October 2018

Morocco / The Ancient City Of Tétouan. The Embrace Of…

A beauty now, the patrimony of humanity. Most of all…

01 Oct 2018, Culture October 2018

Ethiopia. The Water Hyacinth Threatens Lake Tana.

The invasive plant is spreading rapidly, threatening the ecosystem, the…

01 Oct 2018, News October 2018

Ethiopia. The Sidama People. “Magano”, The First Ancestor.

The Sidama people are a deeply religious ethnic group that…

01 Oct 2018, Culture October 2018

Republic of Central Africa. A Church With Open Arms.

Some dioceses have had their priests killed and churches destroyed…

01 Oct 2018, Churches October 2018

Deforestation In Africa. The Earth Needs To Breathe.

In Africa, forests play a vital role in providing goods…

01 Oct 2018, Dossier October 2018

Tunisia. A Damocles’ sword hanging on its budding democracy.

Political Battles Are Creating a Distraction from Main Problems Weakening…

01 Oct 2018, News October 2018

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