Women and men Religious with presence in Africa have called on the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) officials who are expected to take part in the sixth edition of the AU-EU Summit to seek solutions for challenges in the world’s second largest continent from Africans’ viewpoint.
Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.
In view of the planned 6th Summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) leaders in October, Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged European and African policy-makers to orient their preparatory work on the principles that foster “people-centered” partnerships.
Bishops in Africa through their common forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have expressed concerns about the challenge COVID-19 pandemic poses for the people of God and institutions on the continent and appealed for individual and collective responsibilities from various stakeholders on the continent and beyond in the fight against the disease.
A Bishop in Mozambique has decried the reigning oppression of people who speak against the increased attacks that mainly target the Church in the southern African country, terming the attacks as “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”.
At the two-day Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) that concluded Monday, February 10, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), Philippe Cardinal Nakellentuba Ouédraogo highlighted some of the challenges bedeviling the people of God on the continent and, in his prayer, implored God for forgiveness and the renewal of hope.
As the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government concluded their 33rd Ordinary Session Monday, February 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme, “Silencing arms to create conditions conducive to the development of Africa,” an African Missionary has affirmed that the solution to the security challenges in the world’s second-largest continent lies in finding political solutions.