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.
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 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.”
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.
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”.