Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee and Sr. Kiden Christine Janet, the two sisters selected for ASEC's pilot Ph.D. program. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Two African Sisters Selected for Catholic Nuns’ Pilot Doctoral Scholarship Program

Oct 22, 2020

Two African Sisters, one from Kenya and the other from South Sudan, have been selected to pilot a doctoral scholarship program, an initiative of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), which facilitates access to education for women religious in Africa, the world’s second largest continent.

US-based Charitable Foundation Facilitating Data Centers in Africa for Catholic Sisters

Sep 29, 2020

The US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is facilitating the setting up of data centers in Africa that will be used to collect, store, process, and allow the sharing of information about Catholic Sisters on the continent, an official of the entity has told participants in the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

Some graduates during the Convocation ceremony of the academic year 2020/2021 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Regional Catholic University in Kenya Staff Lauded for Bearing with "painful decisions"

Sep 24, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has lauded the personnel engaged at the Kenya-based institution for bearing with the “painful decisions” of downward salary adjustments or even unpaid leave taken amid COVID-19 challenges.

The Vice-Chancellor (VC Designate) of Kenya-based  Tangaza University College (TUC), Prof. David Wang’ombe during convocation ceremony Friday, August 21, 2020. / Capuchin Television Network Kenya.

COVID-19 has “created awakening to rethink meaning of University”: Kenyan Vice Chancellor

Aug 21, 2020

At the convocation to mark the official start of the Academic year 2020-2021 of the 34-year-old Kenya-based Catholic institution of higher learning, Tangaza University College (TUC), the Vice Chancellor (VC Designate) said the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered reflections around the meaning of the institution of the university.

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Best Regional Memorial for Africa Award, 2020 edition. / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

After Midwifing Victory of ICC Law Award, Catholic University Lecturer Explains Benefits

Jun 22, 2020

The faculty member of the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) who guided law students in the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot competition where they scooped the Best Regional Memorial for Africa Award, 2020 edition, has shared with ACI Africa about the benefits of the prize.

Jesca Leado who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Marsabit County, northern Kenya. / Facebook- Millicent Dorothy

Kenyan Student Shot Alongside Three Others Mourned as “prayerful, friendly, obedient girl”

Jun 10, 2020

A student at a Kenya-based Catholic University who was shot Monday, June 8 by unknown bandits alongside three others in Kenya’s Marsabit County is being mourned and remembered as a “staunch Catholic” who was “prayerful, friendly, ever-smiling, very obedient, (and) well- behaved.”

The Entrance to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Catholic Universities in Africa Embracing Virtual Learning after Closure over COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

Catholic-run institutions of higher learning in Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon and in other African countries have taken to technology-based virtual learning to help students interact with their lecturers in the safety of their homes as various governments on the continent take precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19, the new disease caused by coronavirus.

Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru, Chairman of the Commission for Education and Religious Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)

Character Formation in Kenyan Catholic Schools Motivating Non-Catholics, Prelate Testifies

Mar 12, 2020

The education based on values and the formation of character fostered in Catholic schools in the East African nation of Kenya is the reason behind the enrolment and retention of a high number of learners who are not themselves Catholics, a Kenyan Prelate has said.

Kenya-based Catholic University Initiates a Response to Papal Call for Child Safeguarding

Feb 21, 2020

In an effort to respond to Pope Francis’ call that all local churches across the globe set working systems to address sexual crimes committed by clerics and religious, the Institute of Canon Law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has expanded admissions into its Canon Law training.

Sr. Florence Muia, Founder of Upendo Village, an HIV and AIDS project in Kenya.

Meet the Kenyan Nun Who Built a state-of-the-Art HIV/AIDS Facility from Scratch

Feb 20, 2020

Love reigns at Upendo Village, a state-of-the-art facility where people living with HIV in low-end settlements around Naivasha in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) have found hope for nearly two decades – Upendo is a Swahili word for love.

Participants at the ongoing training in Uganda / Christine Mbugi

“We are required to account for resources we receive”: Ugandan Bishop at AMECEA Training

Feb 17, 2020

At an ongoing training spearheaded by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa focusing on self-reliance and sustainability in various Church institutions in the East African nation of Uganda, a Bishop has underscored the need for stewardship, calling on the beneficiaries, most of them clergy, to be accountable for the resources of the Church.

A Poster announcing the Postponement of the Youth Chastity Conference 2020. / CUEA

Previously Planned Youth Conference Meant to Address “homosexual orientations” Postponed

Feb 6, 2020

The Youth Chastity Conference (YCC) that had been slated to take place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) on Saturday, February 8, with participants expected to deliberate on “homosexual orientations” has been called off indefinitely.

Poster of the planned Youth Chastity Conference 2020 to take place on February 8 at the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) / CUEA

Planned Youth Chastity Conference in Kenya to Address “homosexual orientations”

Feb 1, 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual conferences that seek to address reported stigmatization of young people in institutions of higher learning who decide to embrace chastity will see participants deliberate on “people having homosexual orientations,” the convener of the event told ACI Africa.

New Vice Chancellor Designate taking office at Kenya-based Tangaza University College (TUC): Left: Br. Tom Kearney, former Principal interim TUC handing over the Mace to Prof. David Wango'mbe on January 8, 2020 / Tangaza University College

First-ever Lay VC at Kenya-based Catholic Institution of Higher Learning Takes Office

Jan 9, 2020

A Kenyan-born Professor of Accounting who was appointed last month to head Tangaza University College (TUC), the Nairobi-based Catholic Institution of higher learning, officially took office Wednesday, January 8 at an event witnessed by thousands of stakeholders, including students, faculty, members of TUC Consortium Trust (TCT), Board of Trustee, among others.

Heads of Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties in Africa joined by the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya to present Pope Francis' Veritatis Gaudium Nov. 29-30, 2019. / ACI Africa

Heads of Church Universities in Africa Strategize Aligning with Pope’s “Veritatis Gaudium”

Dec 3, 2019

With the legal effect of the new Apostolic Constitution governing institutions that offer Vatican-approved degrees into its second academic year for many such academic and formation entities in Africa, heads of these Church institutions of higher learning across the continent including Chancellors, Rectors, Presidents and Deans of faculties met in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to strategize the aligning of the administration of their respective facilities with the new norms contained in the document of Pope Francis, “Veritatis Gaudium” (the joy of truth).

Some of the Catholic primary school headteachers in Kenya at their first-ever national meeting at the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi on November 13, 2019 / Sr. Esther Midge, FSSA

Heads of Catholic Primary Schools in Kenya Encouraged to Enhance “Catholic identity”

Nov 14, 2019

At a three-day first-ever conference bringing together heads of Catholic-sponsored public Primary Schools in Kenya that started Tuesday, November 12, the need to enhance the Catholic identity of the institutions was emphasized, the headteachers being encouraged to use the facilities available to them in the schools to evangelize.

The University Chancellor, Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde confers a doctorate degree to a graduand during the 38th Graduation at the Catholic of Eastern Africa, Langata, Oct 25, 2019 . / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

“Cultural reawakening, moral leadership” Needed in Africa: Bishop to Graduating Students

Oct 29, 2019

The need to utilize skills acquired in higher institutions of learning to have a positive impact on contemporary society was one of the key highlights of the address of a Kenyan Bishop to the over two thousand students from a variety of African countries who graduated at the main campus of the Nairobi-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Friday, October 25, with the Bishop calling for ethical leadership.

Photo at Venue of the AMECEA Writers' Conference 2019 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Gaba Campus, Eldoret September 27, 2019 / ACI Africa

Conference Focusing on Holistic Health and Healing in Africa Described as “timely”

Oct 1, 2019

The just concluded conference that saw African scholars present research papers around the theme “Christianity, holistic health and healing in Africa” at a time when health matters seem to preoccupy people on the continent more than before has been described as “timely”.

Logo for Nairobi-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Why I Presented Non-Empirical Research at Annual Writers’ Conference: Testimony

Oct 1, 2019

A participant at last week’s three-day annual writers’ conference at a Kenya-based Catholic institution who presented a research paper based on a review of literature has identified lack of funds and time to conduct empirical research as reasons that informed the decision.

Main entrance to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Gaba Campus, Eldoret, Kenya

Reality of Witchcraft, Place of Faith in Healing among Highlights at Scholars’ Conference

Oct 1, 2019

The reality of witchcraft in Africa and the place of faith in healing were among the highlights of the just concluded conference that brought together African scholars to present thematic studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa’s (CUEA) Gaba Campus in Kenya’s city of Eldoret, the conference convener told ACI Africa.