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A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Contests Mozambican Authorities Directive on Return of Displaced Persons

May 15, 2022

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.

Protesting of the students at the entrance of the University of Swaziland. Credit: DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Says Arson Across Eswatini signals “very worse times lying ahead”

Apr 20, 2022

If unaddressed, various acts of violence in Eswatini, including the torching of private and public property, signals “very worse times lying ahead”, locals have told Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI).

Victims of militant attacks in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Reports Renewed Attacks Near Mozambican Military Base

Apr 2, 2022

Militants operating in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have launched fresh attacks in the province, this time targeting a region close to a military base in the country, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.

Victims of militant attacks in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Mozambicans Questioning Protection of State Officials in Attacks: Catholic Peace Entity

Mar 17, 2022

Locals in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have raised questions concerning the protection of economic interests of senior government officials even as civilians continue to be harassed by militants in the embattled Mozambican region.

Justice and Peace commissions from various dioceses across Kenya met at the JJ McCarthy Centre in Nairobi for a five-day workshop about how civil society and the Church in particular, can help make the forthcoming general elections in August peaceful, orderly, and successful.  Credit: Eusebius Atamallo

Kenya's Catholic Peace Entities Urged to Investigate “millions” Used in Political Campaign

Feb 21, 2022

Political aspirants in Kenya are spending millions of shillings to campaign for various seats ahead of the country’s August 9 elections, the Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said, and urged Kenya's Catholic Justice and Peace Commissions (CJPCs) to research widely on the source of the money that is being used on voters in the East African country.

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Peace Foundation Disputes Reported Gains against Militants in Mozambique

Jan 14, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has faulted reports that the Rwandan and Mozambican forces have stopped the operations of terrorists in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province.

The soldier who was killed by separatist fighters in Mbalangi, a locality in Mbonge Subdivision in the South West  Region of Cameroon. Cameroonian military are said to have killed one civilian and injured three others in a retaliatory attack. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Questions Competence of Cameroonian Military Killing Unarmed Civilians

Jan 4, 2022

The November 19 suspected deliberate killing of a civilian and the injuring of others by Cameroonian military at a village in the South West region of Cameroon raises questions about the professionalism of the men in uniform, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Killing of Students, Teacher “unacceptable”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Nov 28, 2021

The killing of three students and a teacher allegedly by armed men in Cameroon’s restive South West region is “senseless and unacceptable,” Catholic Bishops in Central African nation’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have said in a message.

A ship that was used by TotalEnergies, a French company to evacuate their employees from a March attack in Palma, northern Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Raises Questions about France’s Involvement in Mozambican Crisis

Nov 24, 2021

Is France using “development aid” to finance the intervention of Rwandan troops in Mozambique? This tops the list of questions that Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is exploring in an attempt to put a face to key players in the Mozambican crisis.

Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Decries Army’s Hostility Toward Natives in Cameroonian Crisis

Nov 18, 2021

Military personnel serving in Cameroon’s Northwestern part have been accused of destroying civilians’ crops and using them as “human shields” to protect themselves against the separatist fighters in the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.

Newly arrived IDP’s at Rapale in Nampula, Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Raises Alarm Over New IDP Influx in Mozambican City

Oct 30, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is concerned that more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are arriving in Nampula, a city in Northeastern Mozambique amid reports that peace is returning in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in the North.

Demonstrations have become common on the streets in Cameroon. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cameroonian Government Using Fulani Community in Armed Conflict: Catholic Peace Entity

Oct 27, 2021

The Cameroonian government is using armed members of the Fulani community in the Northwest part of the Central African country to harass and kill innocent civilians, Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.

Logo of Swaziland's Catholic Diocese of Manzini. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Foundation Expresses Concerns about Growing Instability in Eswatini

Oct 24, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concerns about the protracted political instability characterized by demonstrations and violence in Eswatini. 

The flag of Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Peace Foundation Raises Alarm over Extrajudicial Killings in Mozambique

Oct 18, 2021

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), which is researching the evolution of violence in Mozambique has reported about extra-judicial killings of people suspected to be insurgents in the Southern African country.

A man kneels in the middle of Bamenda-Ndop- Kumbo highway in Cameroon's Northwest region. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Concerned about Increasing War Tactics of Cameroon’s Armed Groups

Sep 26, 2021

When war broke out in Cameroon's English-speaking North West and South West regions in 2016, the military of the Central African country mostly engaged “catapult-wielding youths” who had no training in warfare.

Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of Home for the Needy in Nigeria’s Benin State poses with a section of displaced children at the camp. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institue

Catholic Charity Documents Harrowing Encounters of Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

Sep 22, 2021

For years, Jeraiva has fought to rid his mind of the harrowing images of his youngest brothers being burnt to death while they were sleeping in their house in Bauchi, a State in Northern Nigeria.

Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Sep 21, 2021

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

Credit: Courtesy Photo

Leadership of Peace Entity Condemns Targeting of Catholic Clergy in Cameroonian Conflict

Sep 7, 2021

The leadership of the peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern over the increased kidnapping of the Catholic Clergy in Cameroon, saying that the situation is terribly impacting the Church, which is working hard to restore peace in the Central African country.

Refugees who fled from violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Says Displaced Mozambicans Have Nothing to Go Back To

Sep 4, 2021

Displaced people in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have little to celebrate even as the country continues to recapture villages from insurgents who continue to wreak havoc in the Northern part of the country.

Wednesday, September 1 proceedings of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute presented the situation of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique to the European lawmakers. Credit: European Parliament

Catholic Peace Entity Urges European Parliament to Ensure Proper Use of Aid to Mozambique

Sep 2, 2021

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has called on the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) to ensure that funds availed to Mozambique to help in the fight against insurgents in the country are put to good use.