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Participants at the Rome meeting for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR). Credit: Sant’Egidio Community

Rome-based Lay Catholic Association Facilitating “ceasefire, dialogue” in CAR

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and pave the way for dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia/ Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat /Facebook.

Ongoing War “saddens our hearts”, Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Say, Call for Ceasefire

The ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Northern region that is reportedly spreading to other regions of the Horn of Africa nation is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the country who are calling for an end to the violence.

Map of Ethiopia showing Tigray region.

Pope Francis “following with concerns” Conflict in Ethiopia, Calls for Ceasefire in Libya

Pope Francis says he is “following with concerns” the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia pitting the federal government against the local authorities of the country’s northernmost Tigray region.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese.

“Ceasefire still holds (despite) outbreaks of tribal conflict in Darfur”: Sudanese Bishop

The peace deal signed close to ten months ago between the government of  Sudan and the rebel coalition of fighters that saw the two parties agree to a cessation of hostilities on all war fronts seems to be holding the country together despite some cases of tribal conflicts in the region of Darfur, a Bishop in the two-diocese nation has reported.

International Community Dignitaries Call for Ceasefire in Cameroon, Putting “health first”

Respected leaders from the international community under their umbrella body, the Global Campaign for Peace and Justice in Cameroon (GCPJC), have called on warring parties in the Central African nation to reach a ceasefire if the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country can be effective. 

Map showing countries around the world with ongoing conflict amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calls for Ceasefire amid COVID-19 Disregarded in Cameroon, CAR, Nigeria: Church Leaders

Calls for ceasefire amid COVID-19 crisis in areas of armed conflicts by world leaders including the Holy Father  and the United Nations Chief have been disregarded in Africa, various Church leaders have testified.