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EU-AU Partnership “ignores” Needs of Africans: Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America

Feb 13, 2022

The leadership of an international alliance of Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America has faulted the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) for ignoring the needs expressed by African people.

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Peace Remains “topmost priority” in Africa: Church Leaders to New African Union President

Feb 14, 2021

The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, welcomed the election of the new President of the African Union (AU) and urged him to prioritize peace by working toward ending violent conflicts on the continent. 

On the International Day of the African Child (DAC) marked annually on June 16 since its inauguration in 1991.

Day of the African Child: Young People Urged to Sacrifice “to shift narrative, destiny”

Jun 16, 2020

On the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), known as the National Youth Day in South Africa where the event was born, the Catholic Bishop heading the Justice and Peace Commission of the three-nation Bishops’ Conference has urged the youth to be ready to make sacrifices that can “pave the road to change, shifting our country’s narrative and destiny.”

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Heal “injustice of poverty” in Africa to Successfully Contain COVID-19: Jesuits

May 16, 2020

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have, in a Press Release May 15, expressed concerns about the level of poverty on the continent terming it an “injustice” and addressed various entities that could help address the challenge amid COVID-19 crisis.

Protesters holding placards in Nairobi against ICPD25 on the eve of the convention on November 11, 2019

Countering ICPD25: Africa’s Overpopulation Narrative a “fallacy”, a “myth”

Nov 13, 2019

Some African Catholic professionals currently in Kenya's capital, Nairobi have criticized the narrative around controlling the rapid population growth in Africa, one of the issues implied in the five-theme agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that got underway Tuesday, November 12, terming the narrative fallacious and mythical because “Africa is not overpopulated”.