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Afronomicslaw Symposium: The Economy of Francesco: A Global South Perspective on Pope Francis’ Call for a More Inclusive Global Economy – Call for Blogs

From the beginning of his pontificate in 2013, Pope Francis has consistently issued a call to radically rethink the global financial order, to envision “a different kind of economy: one that brings life not death, one that is inclusive and not exclusive, humane and not dehumanizing, one that cares for the environment and does not...

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Caritas and JENA seek to form a collaborative alliance

The Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network of Africa (JENA) in conjunction with Caritas Africa held an international blended conference on the 22nd – 24th June 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was themed “Food Sovereignty in times of recovery: Building back better through mainstreaming social justice and leveraging on ecological agriculture”. Caritas Africa and the...

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Apostolate to the African Child

By Matambura Ismael, SJ By 2020, according to SOS, over 400 million children are currently living on the African continent. A child refers to every human being below the age of 18 years (The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1990 Article 2). At the center of Africa’s political upheavals, economic...

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A Brutal Third Wave Hits Africa: We Need to Act Now to Save Lives

By Charlie Chilufya, S.J A third wave of COVID-19 infections more brutal than the first two that came before is seriously ravaging some sub-Saharan Africa countries, most of them in southern Africa as the continent falls way behind the rest of the world in vaccinations. The current rate of infections being experienced in sub-Saharan Africa...

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Consolidate democracy and promote the rule of law in DR Congo

By Alain NZADI-a-NZADI, sj This year’s social days brought participants to reflect, for three days, around the theme of consolidating democracy and promoting the rule of law in DR Congo. The two panelists of the first day analyzed in turn the fundamental reasons for the chronic political instability in DR Congo, the means to end...

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Workshop for Zimbabwe MPs on Tackling Illicit Financial Flows

By Charlie Chilufya, S.J The JENA Director, Fr Charles Chilufya. S.J. and the JENA Global Policy and Advocacy Officer, Fernando Saldivar, S.J joined Silveira House on 6th May 2021 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Harare to deliver a workshop on Tackling Illicit Financial Flows in Zimbabwe. Generally, illicit financial flows is an umbrella term for...

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Updates from Chad

UPDATES FROM CHAD Chad is far from returning to normal live in spite of the relative calm observed the country in the last few days. Families are burying their loved ones who were killed by police/military bullets during the violent public protests of April 24, 2021 aimed at rejecting the military junta which staged a...

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Food sovereignty in Africa

Jesuit Justice Ecology Network of Africa (JENA) Food sovereignty in Africa post–COVID-19: Insights into policy and systematic gaps By Dennis Kyalo and Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J COVID-19 pandemic and its associated containment measures such as curfews and restrictions on movement continue to be not only a health concern but also a major food sovereignty concern...

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Former Heads of State and Nobel Laureates Call on President Biden to Waive Intellectual Property Rules for Covid Vaccines

FORMER HEADS OF STATE AND NOBEL LAUREATES CALL ON PRESIDENT BIDEN TO WAIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RULES FOR COVID VACCINES More than 170 former heads of state and government and Nobel laureates, including former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown, former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,...

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World Religious Leaders Call for a People’s Vaccine

· JENA Joins World Religious Leaders Call for a People’s Vaccine If you have contact with religious leaders anywhere in the world, please ask them to sign this letter on access to vaccines. While all U.S. adults are now eligible for a vaccine, most people in low- and middle-income countries are unlikely to have access...