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Africa

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

Burundi. Heading towards troubled elections.

The presidential and parliament elections scheduled for the next 20…

01 Apr 2020, News April 2020

Kenya. The Mukuru Promotion Centre: where 'Life Lives'.

The suburb of Mukuru is home to about 600,000 people.…

01 Apr 2020, Churches April 2020

Demographic Grow and Commercial Crops.

The strong demographic growth is a main driver of the…

01 Apr 2020, Dossier April 2020

Africa’s wildlife is declining at alarming levels.

The combination of increasing poaching uncontrolled demographic growth leading to…

01 Apr 2020, Dossier April 2020

Poaching & Criminal Networks.

The most direct cause for the decrease of wildlife population…

01 Apr 2020, Dossier April 2020

Extractive Industries and Global Warning.

Another indirect threat is the boom of extractive industries. In…

01 Apr 2020, Dossier April 2020

Arms Trafficking. The Sahel Connection.

The arms trade criss-crosses the Sahel region. To the north…

01 Mar 2020, News March 2020

Uganda. Father Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Blessed for Africa.

On 22 November 2020, the Italian Comboni priest Father Giuseppe…

01 Mar 2020, Churches March 2020

Gambling in Africa.

It is illegal in just seven countries. In the continent…

01 Mar 2020, News March 2020

Angola. The fall of the Dos Santos Empire.

After targeting the President’s son, the Angolan justice, it has…

01 Mar 2020, News March 2020

Herbs & Plants. Manilkara mochisia. A vital medicine plant.

It is used to treat backache and brittle bones.…

01 Mar 2020, Culture March 2020

Uganda. Giving Away the Bride.

With the Ankole people in the Western part of Uganda,…

01 Mar 2020, Culture March 2020

Chad / Mons. Miguel Sebastian, “Let us not be intimidated…

A country where injustice and impunity reign. A government that…

01 Mar 2020, Churches March 2020

Burkina Faso. The weak link in the fight against terrorism…

The country has become the main concern of the commanders…

01 Feb 2020, News February 2020

Uganda. The colour of the cows.

In the Karimojong group living in north-east Uganda, the number…

01 Feb 2020, Culture February 2020

Zimbabwe. Street children in Harare.

Hundreds of street children roam the centre of Harare, the…

01 Feb 2020, News February 2020

Niger. At the Crossroads.

General elections are scheduled at the end of 2020. The…

01 Feb 2020, News February 2020

Slash and Burn Agriculture.

Owing to a lack of evolution of agricultural techniques, slash-and-burn…

01 Jan 2020, Dossier January 2020

Burkina Faso. Restoring their dignity.

The Pan-Bila — which in the Mossi language means 'Small…

01 Jan 2020, Churches January 2020

Logging, a Major Threat.

Logging is another major threat. It provokes soil erosion, water…

01 Jan 2020, Dossier January 2020

Ecumenism in Africa. Dialogue in the continent of diversity.

In ancient times, the word ecumene denoted the whole known…

01 Jan 2020, Churches January 2020

African Forests in Danger.

According to recent NASA satellite information there are five times…

01 Jan 2020, Dossier January 2020

Climate Change and Biological Invasion.

Central African forests are also vulnerable to the effects of…

01 Jan 2020, Dossier January 2020

Africa 2020. Between Elections and Conflicts.

Existing and looming conflicts, “third-termism” and rigged elections are the…

01 Jan 2020, News January 2020

Kenya. The Blood of the Lamb.

The Gabbra are a nomadic people who live in the…

01 Jan 2020, Culture January 2020

Africa’s Hotspots in 2020.

This year there will be several security hotspots around the…

01 Jan 2020, News January 2020

Somalia. An atmosphere of Tension and Instability.

Mogadishu and the Federal States are on a collision course…

01 Dec 2019, News December 2019

Narco-Trafficking.The African routes.

The continent of Africa is becoming one of the major…

01 Dec 2019, Dossier December 2019

Uganda. Educating the heart.

A Catholic nurse dedicates her life to Meeting Point International,…

01 Dec 2019, Churches December 2019

Africa. The Sea is theirs.

Fishing rights sold off by governments to foreign companies. Illegal…

01 Dec 2019, News December 2019

Africa. Environmental Degradation and Climate Change Migrants.

Environmental degradation will make the planet face up to challenges…

01 Dec 2019, News December 2019

Along the Desert Routes.

The North African area, with its vast desert regions that…

01 Dec 2019, Dossier December 2019

West Africa, bridgehead for cocaine trafficking.

The region has acquired a key role in the drugs…

01 Dec 2019, Dossier December 2019

Uganda. A special guest served with an eshabwe meal.

The Banyankole are a Ugandan tribe found in South-western Uganda.…

01 Dec 2019, Culture December 2019

Nigerian gangs.

A large part of the drugs coming from Latin America…

01 Dec 2019, Dossier December 2019

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

Africa. Millions still have no papers.

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

01 Jul 2019, News 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

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

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