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

After the crisis that followed the presidential election of 2010, the country is facing another duel of dinosaurs during a campaign where ethnic and nationality issues might spoil the debate. The death, on the last 8 July of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has completely changed the political game in Cote d’Ivoire. Indeed, ten years…

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Africa. Masks that protect and heal.

Wearing a mask is essential when faced with a virus like Covid-19. The notion of human protection from disease by the use of masks is a practice that goes back thousands of years in the traditions of great civilisations all over the world. A glance at African cultures. In Africa, various traditions have used masks…

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Sudan. An incubator for young entrepreneurs.

The Comboni Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (CIEC) is an incubator for business that seeks to bring together the original ideas of young entrepreneurs and the world of business. A model capable of contributing to the development of Sudan. We visited the establishment. A study conducted in 2018 by the Sudanese Association for Social Entrepreneurship has…

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Mali. A country in turmoil.

On 18th August 2020, a group of military officers took power in Mali, arrested President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita and other leading figures and created the Comité National pour le Salut du Peuple (National Committee for the Salvation of the People, CNSP) to rule the country. The CNSP is led by Colonel Assimi Goita, head of…

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Suez. Present Uncertainty and Future Strategy.

The Suez Canal has always been strategically important for Egypt and the whole area. Before the end of 2023 it is planned to widen the canal which will allow an increase in daily ship traffic, with important consequences for trade and profits. The strategic importance of the Suez Canal has ancient roots. Works to join…

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Benin.”The Man with the Golden Hands”

On the edge of the on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso, the Fatebenefratelli friars have been providing medical services to the people of Atakora plateau. Brother Fiorenzo Priuli, director of the St. Jean de Dieu Hospital spoke to us about his experience as a both missionary and an orthopedic surgeon. The city of…

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Nigeria. The dance of the street children.

The Dream Catchers Academy is an organisation that helps street children. To give them some dignity and a future. Lagos is the biggest city in the whole of the African continent and one of the most densely populated in the world. It is so big that other ‘cities’ have formed within Lagos itself. In the…

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

The Tanzanian-born priest, Fr. Charles Nyamiti, will be remember as eminent pioneer of African Theology “brewed in an African pot.” In the strict sense of the concept, “African Theology” as a theological genre within the Christian churches (and, in the specific case of this article, within the Catholic Church), is barely 60 years old. The…

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African Independence. For a new Pan-Africanism.

Almost all the African constitutions declare their adhesion to Pan Africanism in their preambles and many governments include a ministry of regional integration, and so underline the primacy of a project of African unity. The result has been a surprising institutional dynamism that has been active in the continent from 1960 to the present day,…

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Somalia. Glimmers of hope.

After decades of distrust and hostility, the Somali brothers from Mogadishu, from the break-away state of Somaliland and from the federal states of Somalia are talking to each other.  Regional and international partners are trying to help. Meanwhile, Somalia’s parliament removed Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire from his post in a vote of no confidence…

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

Vital in traditional medicine for the treatment and management of various disease conditions. The ash is used for oxytocic action, and externally, the ash is applied for the treatment of scabies. The Yje plant possesses potent sources of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Articles about the use of plants as a source of medicine for the…

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African Independence. Sixty years on.

Sixty years ago, seventeen African countries became independent. Enough time has gone by to take stock of the situation of the continent and, especially, to plan for the future. In 1961, when African independence was beginning, the French agronomist René Dumont, the author, among other books, of The Hungry Future, denounced the mistaken path taken…

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Advocacy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis advocates for poor countries’…

In his Easter Urbi et Orbi message, Pope Francis urged all nations to “meet the greatest needs of the moment through the reduction, if not…

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Baobab

The Chimpanzee and the Crocodile.

0nce upon a time the chimpanzee and the crocodile were good friends. At midday, the chimpanzee would always go to the riverbank and call the crocodile:…

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Youth & Mission

African Youth Sowing Seeds Of Peace.

Starting afresh from children to build a peaceful future in Africa. Rely on their energies to transform the continent into a better place. This is the sense…

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