Let Us Stand with Kenya: A Call to Action in the Face of Devastating Floods.
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Let Us Stand with Kenya: A Call to Action in the Face of Devastating Floods.

Amidst the lush promise of the masika rainy season, Kenya is facing a crisis of monumental proportions. Relentless rains have triggered devastating floods, ripping through communities and resulting in the tragic loss of at least 49 lives. Furthermore, several individuals are feared trapped in submerged homes. Reports indicate that over 11,000 people have been displaced...

Faith Meets Medicine: African Jesuits and Catholic Sisters Unite in the Battle Against Cervical Cancer
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Faith Meets Medicine: African Jesuits and Catholic Sisters Unite in the Battle Against Cervical Cancer

Fr Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. Introduction Cervical cancer poses a critical public health crisis in Africa, manifesting as a dire and rapidly intensifying endemic that starkly illuminates the continent’s profound health disparities. Annually, about 119,000 new cases and 81,000 deaths make it the leading cause of cancer-related fatalities among African women. These figures are alarming,...

Spotlight on the G20 Interfaith Conference in Addis Ababa.
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Spotlight on the G20 Interfaith Conference in Addis Ababa.

From April 15th to 16th, Addis Ababa is proudly hosting the G20 Interfaith Conference, themed “Interfaith Collective Action to foster peaceful coexistence, human dignity, development, preservation of the environment, and to counter hate speech, violence, and xenophobia.” This significant event is marked by the presence of diverse religious leaders, government officials, and international delegates, under...

Tackling Tuberculosis in Africa: The Need for Innovative Solutions and the Ubuntu Health Impact Fund
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Tackling Tuberculosis in Africa: The Need for Innovative Solutions and the Ubuntu Health Impact Fund

By Fr Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. – Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network-Africa (JENA) As the world marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24th, our attention is drawn yet again to the stark realities of this global health crisis. TB, remains a global public health threat, killing more people globally than any other infectious disease....

JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28
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JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28

The shift to clean energy systems, including in transport, to keep pace with the global net-zero emissions by 2050 target is set to drive a huge increase in demand for critical minerals globally. This increased demand presents environmental, economic, geopolitical, and trade consequences for Africa. There is a need for the African region to capitalize...

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023
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United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 November – 12 December 2023 First Part of the High-Level SegmentUnited Nations Climate Change ConferenceDubai, United Arab Emirates, 2023 The first part of the high-level segment (HLS) of COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5 will be held during the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) from...

Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28
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Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28

By; Kevin Okoth Ouko-JENA This year’s international climate change conference, 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), will be the first such conference to have a major focus on food. The COPs is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its annual sessions aim to promote institutional and administrative provisions...

AFRICA/DR CONGO – The President of the Bishops’ Conference: “The so-called ‘energy transition’ is causing enormous environmental damage in my Country”
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AFRICA/DR CONGO – The President of the Bishops’ Conference: “The so-called ‘energy transition’ is causing enormous environmental damage in my Country”

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – Wars for the mineral resources of the energy transition, exploitation of Congolese resources for a supposed global ecologism that in reality causes enormous damage to the environment and people of Congo: this is the worrying scenario that the Archbishop of Kisangani and President of the Congolese Bishops’ Conference, Marcel Utembi Tapa,...

Quality Education and Development: Restoring the Reputation of the Congolese School System
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Quality Education and Development: Restoring the Reputation of the Congolese School System

Editorial : Alain NZADI-a-NZADI, Education de qualité etdéveloppement : redorer le blason de l’école congolaise.Quality Education and Development: Restoring the Reputation of the Congolese School System (1) Augustin KALUBI, S.J., La gratuité de l’enseignement primaire en RC Congo, à quelles conditions?La gratuité de l’enseignement primaire dans les établissements publics de la RD Congo est un...