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Sr. Elena Balatti of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) alongside participants in the peacebuilding workshop at Akobo, South Sudan, on 9 January 2022. Credit: Sr. Elena Balatti, CMS

Involve Youth in South Sudan’s Peace Talks, Catholic Missionary Sister in the Country Says

Jan 12, 2022

Young people in South Sudan are a key element in the conflicts in the East-Central Africa nation, a Catholic Missionary Sister serving in the country has said and proposed the inclusion of the youth in the country’s ongoing peace talks.

Don Bosco Boys Town teaches technical skills to youth from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Youth from Disadvantaged Backgrounds in Kenya with Technical Skills

Nov 4, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are empowering youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya with technical skills, officials of the Religious Order have reported.

The Official Logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious in Africa, Youth Share Understanding of Synodality after Launch by Pope Francis

Oct 21, 2021

Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.

Bishop Paul Ssemogere of the Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luweero with some elders and grandparents. Credit:

Elderly “living encyclopedia”, Ugandan Bishop Says, Urges Youth to Learn from Grandparents

Jul 26, 2021

The elderly in society are “living encyclopedias”, the Catholic Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese said Sunday, July 25.

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Zimbabwean Youth Urged to Participate in Policy Making Process, to Represent “their needs”

Jul 18, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe has encouraged the youth in the Southern African nation to take part in the country’s “policy making processes,” noting that their reluctance in participating in governance matters has compromised their future endeavors.

Salesian missionaries provide safe activities and education to help disadvantaged youth in Mali/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries in Mali Offering “healthy educational entertainment” to Needy Youth

Jul 3, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Mali are offering educational entertainment to “disadvantaged young” in the neighborhood of Bamako in the country’s Archdiocese of Bamako. 

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese addressing young people during the Diocesan Youth Day on 19 June 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Build a world of peace devoid of violence, corruption”: Archbishop in Cameroon to Youth

Jun 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called upon young people in the Central African nation to cultivate peace in their respective communities, and cautioned them against engaging in violence and corruption.

Some youth being trained at the Foyer Jean XXIII Education and Formation Center in the Togolese city of Kara. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries Offering Education to Togolese Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion

Jun 24, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are offering education to at least 183 Togolese youth who are at risk of social exclusion. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Archbishop Cautions against “suppressing” Youth With “reasonable demands”

Jun 14, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned the Federal Government against “suppressing” the voices of the youth protesting against bad governance and insecurity in the West African country.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Dakar Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Anniversary in Senegal, Archbishop Advocates for “development that integrates youth”

Jun 10, 2021

At the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Pastoral Letter published by Catholic Bishops in Senegal during the 1994 crisis, an Archbishop in the West African nation has sought to have the youth empowered through the development initiatives that the country undertakes.

A group photo of participants who attended the training session on psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Provides Psychosocial Training to Control Youth Drug Abuse

May 30, 2021

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei has equipped over thirty people with basic psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in Yei River County of the country’s Eastern Equatoria State.

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Youth in Uganda Cautioned against Idleness, Disorder; Urged “to arise and work”

Dec 11, 2020

Young people in the East African nation of Uganda have been cautioned against the tendency to stay idle or to be disorganized.

Bishop Edwardo Hiiboro Kusala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese with youth at the end of the five-day training on how to respond to social issues affecting their respective communities. / ACI Africa.

Youth in South Sudan Commence Training “to respond to social issues” Affecting Communities

Nov 3, 2020

Over sixty youth in South Sudan’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio have embarked on a five-day training that will see them get equipped with skills to solve social problems affecting young people in the East-Central African country.

A pie chart presentation of how skilled Catholic nuns in Central and Eastern Africa are in guiding young people in entrepreneurship. / Sr. Hellen Bandiho

Five Gaps Catholic Sisters Ministering among Youth in Eastern, Central Africa Face

Sep 28, 2020

A study in Eastern and Central Africa has established some five limitations, which Catholic Sisters ministering among young people face, a Sister has indicated in her presentation at the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

Archdiocese of Johannesburgy Synod 2019: September 20-21

Making “family life easier, better and more life giving” the focus of Johannesburg Synod

Sep 20, 2019

The theme of family that preoccupied African bishops during yearlong celebration of the golden jubilee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is guiding the Synod of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg in South Africa that is set to start on Friday, September 20.