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Winnie Muthiga, board member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) and Organizing Secretary of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) in Kenya

Post-election “cycle of violence” Tendencies in Kenya Worrying, Catholic Women Leader Says

May 16, 2022

A Kenyan board member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) has expressed concern about the recurrence of post-election violence in Kenya. 

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Urges Youth to “refuse incitement” Ahead of General Elections

Apr 10, 2022

The Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya has urged the young people in the East African country to shun inciting statements and to do everything within their power to ensure peaceful elections scheduled for August 9 are realized.

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Catholic Archbishops in Kenya Underscore Need for Peaceful, Just and Honest Elections

Feb 22, 2022

Three Catholic Archbishops in Kenya have, in separate interviews with ACI Africa, called on the people of God in the East African nation to work toward peaceful, just and honest general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State Encourage Voter Registration Ahead of 2023 Poll

Feb 15, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are encouraging eligible voters to register massively for general elections scheduled for 2023.

Some members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishops in Angola Appeal for "transparency, honesty" in Election Preparations

Feb 3, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Angola are appealing for truth, justice and transparency in the organization of the general elections scheduled for August this year.

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“Catholic Church does not play partisan politics”: Nigerian Priest Ahead of Elections

Jan 31, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic Church “does not play partisan politics”, a Nigerian Priest has sought to clarify ahead of his country’s general elections scheduled to take place next year. 

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Politicians Back with Promises ahead of General Elections in Liberia, Catholic Priest Says

Jan 11, 2022

Those participating in electoral campaigns in Liberia ahead of the country’s national elections next year have come back to the people with promises despite poor living conditions in the West African nation, a Priest in Liberia’s Catholic Diocese of Gbarnga has said.

Bishop Evans Chinyama Chinyemba of the Catholic Diocese of Mongu in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Calls for Examination of Conscience Ahead of General Elections

Aug 6, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia is urging his compatriots to probe their moral senses of right and wrong ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for next week, Thursday, August 12.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Voters to Look Out for What Addresses Economic Hardships

Jul 21, 2021

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called on voters in the country to scrutinize all campaign messages offered by political aspirants ahead of the August 12 elections, looking out for what seeks to address the country’s economic challenges.  

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Jul 20, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

The logo of the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL). Credit: ZNCCL

Catholic Laity in Zambia Encouraged to Participate in Pre-election Democratic Processes

Jul 18, 2021

The Catholic Laity in Zambia under the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL) have been encouraged take part in pre-election processes ahead of the country’s general elections slated to take place next month.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Central African Republic Decry Insecurity, Appeal for "commitment to peace"

Jun 28, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about violence in the country and called upon all parties in conflict and citizens to be committed to peace. 

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Ahead of Ethiopia’s General Elections, Bishops Say Citizens “desire an upright leader”

Jun 20, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Horn of Africa nation of Ethiopia have, in a collective statement days to the country’s general elections, outlined qualities of those to be elected to the House of People’s Representatives saying citizens desire leaders who are “upright.”

An image showing vote casting in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Fair Media Coverage of Ongoing Political Campaigns

Jun 15, 2021

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on media players in Zambia to observe fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the August 12 general elections.

An image showing vote casting in Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Political Aspirants in Zambia Need to Address Debt Crisis in Campaigns: Jesuit Scholars

May 22, 2021

As campaigns for the August 12 general election kickoff in Zambia, political aspirants in the Southern African nation have been called upon to inform the electorate on how they will address the country’s debt crisis should they be elected.

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Bishops in Congo Brazzaville Express “serious reservations” about March Elections

Feb 3, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have, in a collective statement, expressed “serious reservations” about the presidential election slated for March 21.

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast with administrative authorities during the official ceremony of their 117th plenary Assembly. / Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI)

Amid Search for Peace “we must not give in to discouragement”: Bishops in Ivory Coast

Jan 25, 2021

Against the backdrop of a socio-political tension in Ivory Coast, Catholic Bishops in the country are urging the people of God to not give up in the search of the much-needed peace.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Constitutional Court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera.

Bishops in CAR Appeal for “sincere, fraternal, constructive dialogue” amid Election Crisis

Jan 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.

MINUSCA peacekeepers securing the Headquarter of the National Elections Authority, the Central African institution in charge of the organization of the 2020-2021 elections. / MINUSCA

Pope Francis Calls for “fraternal, respectful dialogue” in CAR amid Disputed Election

Jan 6, 2021

Pope Francis has called on the warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to seek a “fraternal” and “respectful dialogue” to resolve disputes arising from the disputed December 27 general elections.

13 Issues of Concern Bishops in Uganda Want “addressed urgently” Ahead of Elections

Jan 6, 2021

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.”