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,...

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Youth Voice at the Global Financial Pact Summit: Expanding the Circle of Influence

Fr. Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. We’re thrilled to continue sharing the stories of young advocates shaping the discourse on financial justice and climate action on the global stage. Sierra Leonean Foday Bangura and Kenyan Lavina Lempiras join Congolese-American Jelayaka and Kenyan Ellyanne Wanjiku Chlystun-Githae in this crusade for change. Our young leaders are supported by...

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A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation

A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation Bryan P. Galligan, S.J. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, governments and corporations must embark on an ambitious transition away from fossil fuel-based energy sources as soon as possible. At the same time, many voices have argued that a successful energy transition will...

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Environment and Mining What can be done to safeguard mineral host communities?

David Bote, Silveira House Officer. The case in point is Mutoko district in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe, the main granite rock producing area in the country, where in community agency in mining, environmental conservation, and climate justice has been weak, and Silveira House sought to strengthen community agency. The project essentially targeted building and...

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A Collaborative Effort Towards Eradicating Poverty Diseases In Africa

FR. ISMAEL MATAMBURA, S.J. I am a Jesuits priest and a member of AHETI which is Africa’s Health Economic Transformation Initiative. AHETI is an Initiative that really wants to advocate and produce medicines locally, and medicine which is really meant for the problems weare facing and for HIV and Aids, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. Having these...

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Building a Sustainable Future in Africa.

Mukami Irungu JENA, advocates sustainable development and inclusive governance. It has highlighted six thematic areas in which attention is required for the continent to achieve sustainable development. a) Governance and Inclusive Political InvolvementGovernance and inclusive political involvement are essential for Africa’s long-term development. It is critical to guarantee that democratic procedures are transparent and accountable...

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Addressing Global Knowledge Inequalities. What is missing in Africa?

KEVIN OUKORESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYST- RETHINKING AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT Global knowledge inequalities are a significant challenge that many countries especially in the global south are facing today. It translates to the unequal distribution of knowledge and skills across different countries and regions . Knowledge is a fundamental tool for socioeconomic development , and access to it...

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Unraveling the Debt Crisis:The Rising Economic Threat in Impoverished Countries

FR. CHARLES B. CHILUFYA, S.J. In a startling revelation, an Associated Press (AP) analysis reportsthat a group of impoverished countries, heavily indebted to China,teeter precariously on the edge of economic collapse. Notablenations such as Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, Laos, and Mongolia findthemselves ensnared in a seemingly inescapable web of foreignloans.In the shadow of China’s economic might,...

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