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Africa

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

Burundi spirals into dictatorship and isolation.

Four years after the crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s…

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

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

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

African Musicians. License For Transformation.

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

01 Jan 2019, Culture 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

Plant & People. Vitex doniana. Multipurpose Tree.

Vitex doniana (Family Verbenaceae) is a useful, multi-purpose tree providing…

01 Oct 2018, Culture October 2018

African Tradition And Religion. The Sacredness Of Nature.

Man is aware that he did not create nature. The…

01 Oct 2018, Dossier October 2018

South Africa: Is This Land Your Land?

The issue of the redistribution of the land is splitting…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Uganda. A School Under Canvas.

Refugee teachers create a school for young people in South…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Uganda/Teso. Ajon, The beginning And The End Of Every Celebration.

The Teso (or Iteso, people of Teso) are an ethnic…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Senegal. Ina Thiam: “Photographers put their soul in each image”.

Young Senegalese artist Ina Tiam takes fashion shoots in places…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Kenya. Maasai. The Course Of Life.

Exact rites mark the passage to an age group or…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

Herbs & People. Pseudocedrela kotschyi. Fracture Healing Plant.

It is a medicinal plant whose therapeutic values undoubtedly have…

01 Sep 2018, Culture September 2018

South Africa. The Catholic Church. In Search Of A New…

The Catholic Church celebrates the bicentenary of its presence in…

01 Sep 2018, Churches September 2018

Uganda. Between Deforestation And Land Grabbing.

The increase of the population, the great demand of coal…

01 Sep 2018, News September 2018

Herbs & People. Momordica charantia. A unique anti-diabetic plant.

Commonly known as bitter melon or bitter gourd, it is…

01 Aug 2018, Culture August 2018

Ethiopia. Unbelievable changes.

Since his appointment in April, the new Prime Minister, Abyi…

01 Aug 2018, News August 2018

Ivory Coast. Breaking Chains.

For 35 years now, Grégoire Ahongbonon has been helping African…

01 Aug 2018, Churches August 2018

Uganda/Kakwa. Marriage. Writing A Letter.

The Kakwa people are a small minority group living in…

01 Aug 2018, Culture August 2018

Zambia. Fighting Deforestation.

Forests are rapidly vanishing in Zambia. The country's rate of…

01 Aug 2018, News August 2018

Military Escalation In Africa.

After the beginning of the crisis in Mali in 2012,…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

The forgotten Real Issues.

If we analyse the actual reality of the continent from…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

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Advocacy

A Nun faces big multinational corporations.

Sister Nathalie Kangaji has never been ready to accept injustice. She has been fighting for ten years as coordinator of the Legal Aid Center (CAJJ)…

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Why the Bat Flies at Night.

0nce upon a time, the bat and the bush-rat were great friends. All day long they would go hunting in the bush together, dodging between the…

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Young People. Always Missionaries.

It doesn’t take much to make young people missionaries. Even those who are most frail, limited and troubled can be missionaries in their own way, for…

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