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President Mohamed Bazoum

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Priest in Niger Facilitating Help to Families in “almost impossible situation” after Coup

Oct 1, 2023

A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in Niger’s Niamey Archdiocese is facilitating help to members of families in “almost impossible situation” amid effects of the July 26 military coup that led to the ousting of President Mohamed Bazoum from power.

Archbishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niamey Archdiocese in Niger. Credit: Niamey Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop Declares Triduum Prayer, Day of Fasting for Peace in Niger

Aug 10, 2023

Archbishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niamey Archdiocese in Niger has called for a triduum of prayer and a day of fasting for Niger following the July 27 announcement of a coup in the West African country. 

Members of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) present their final communiqué to journalists in Abuja on 7 May 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

“Lives are at stake”, Bishops in West Africa Oppose Military Intervention in Niger

Aug 9, 2023

West African countries have been ravished by terrorism and cannot handle another bloodbath, Catholic Bishops in West Africa have said, and opposed any form of intervention in the Nigerian Coup that could lead to more deaths in the region.

African Faith Leaders address the press at a Nairobi hotel on August 8, 2023. Credit: Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA)

African Faith Leaders Recommend “large investments” to Address Continent’s Economic Crisis

Aug 9, 2023

Faith leaders in Africa are calling for large investments in various sectors including health and education in efforts to address the economic crisis on the World’s second-largest continent.

Caritas Africa Regional Executive Secretary, Lucy Afandi Esipila gives her opening remarks at a Faith Leaders' meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA)

African Faith Leaders Meeting to Address Continent’s Economic Crisis

Aug 8, 2023

Top on the list of the agenda that faith leaders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya are discussing is the continent’s economic crisis.

Screengrab of the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Country delivering a statement on Nigerien state television shortly after detaining President Mohamed Bazoum. Credit: ORTN

“Calm in the streets”: Catholic Priest Weighs in On Situation in Niger After Coup

Jul 27, 2023

Nigerien streets are experiencing calm following a military coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum from power, a Catholic Missionary Priest serving in Niger’s capital city of Niamey has said.