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How Pro-Abortion Groups are Using COVID-19 Aid to Push Ideology in Africa

Foreign agencies are taking advantage of the harsh COVID-19 pandemic to advance their pro-abortion agenda in African countries that have been hit hard by the pandemic, social activists have warned.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). /

Kenya’s Reproductive Bill 2019 “unconstitutional, be withdrawn”: Bishops to Senators

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have told members of the country’s Senate Committee for Health that the controversial Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019 “is inconsistent with the constitution” and needs to be withdrawn from the house “because it cannot be redeemed.”

Bishop Joseph Mbatia during a televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi, Kenya. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation/ Twitter

Bishops in Kenya “totally opposed” to Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Abortion Bill

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have expressed their strong opposition to alleged attempts to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools aimed at controlling teenage pregnancies in the East African nation. They have also objected to the abortion bill before Kenya’s Senate.

Catholic Bishops in Ghana after issuing the Communiqué  at the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast on November 15, 2019 following their Annual Plenary Assembly / Damian Avevor, Ghana

In Ghana, “Comprehensive Sexuality Education will not see the light of day”: Bishops

While the controversy-ridden International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) was concluding in Kenya’s capital Nairobi with 11 States issuing a joint statement faulting the organizers of manipulating the process leading to and content of the Nairobi Summit to suit pro-choice agenda, Catholic Bishops in the West African country of Ghana were deliberating, among other matters, one of the controversial and divisive issues in the Nairobi meeting: “Comprehensive Sexuality Education and LGBTQ.”

Chairperson Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) Anne Mbugua reading the Nairobi Declaration on behalf of faith based and civil society organizations / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Faith-Based, Civil Societies Fault Summit, Obsessed with Controversies

At the end of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events that was held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to counter the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25), faith-based and civil organizations made a statement, The Nairobi Declaration, faulting the entities behind the Nairobi Summit, including lack of transparency shown by blocking civil society participation and obsession with controversial issues.

Participants during  ICPD25 pro-life side events / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Kenyan Catholics Express Solidarity with Governments Faulting Summit

After 11-State delegation issued a strongly worded joint statement faulting the process leading to the commemoration of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that took place in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, ACI Africa sought reactions from Kenyans, citizens of the country hosting the controversy-ridden Nairobi Summit.

Countering ICPD25: Some participants of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events picketing in the streets of Nairobi-Kenya on November 11, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Reactions from Kenyan Citizens on Nairobi Summit, Some Strongly Worded

As the three-day International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) is underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ACI Africa caught up with Kenyan citizens who shared their reactions regarding the Summit. Voices of disappointment seem to persist.

Countering ICPD25: Participants listening to a talk in one of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events on November 13, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Pro-life Alternatives to Nairobi Summit Agenda, Expert Opinions

As the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) entered its second day in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, ACI Africa reached out to African Catholic professionals opposed to some of the agenda of the Summit, particularly issues that seem to promote the culture of death through abortions and planned parenthood through the use of contraceptives.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing delegates at the International Conference on Population and Development ICPD25 in Nairobi during the official opening on November 12, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Kenya’s President Steers Clear of Contentious Issues in His Address

The widely publicized and controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) convened to commemorate 25 years since the last convention took place in Egypt’s capital, Cairo kicked off Tuesday, November 12 in Nairobi, Kenya amid resistance from religious leaders and other civil society groups.

Pro-Life supporters demonstrate against ICPD25 in Nairobi, Kenya / Peter Kahama

Countering ICPD25: Population, Underdevelopment Narratives, Ploy to Impoverish Africa

As the widely publicized and “controversial “United Nations” Summit bringing together thousands of delegates from across the globe is set to kick off in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, voices of dissent faulting the meeting have increased, the argument of misplaced priorities and a wrong agenda characterizing criticisms leveled against the three-day conference.

World Youth Alliance President Lord Leomer Pomperada making a presentation during ICPD25 side event in Nairobi on November 11, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Human-Dignity Based Curriculum, Not Comprehensive Sexuality Education

In an effort to counter some of the agenda guiding the planned ICPD25, the Nairobi Summit organized to commemorate 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a global youth movement is advocating for a Human-Dignity based Curriculum (HDC) instead of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), the latter among the themes of ICPD25.

The Holy See, Vatican City, Rome / Shutterstock

Why the Holy See Won’t Participate in “Nairobi Summit on ICPD25”

Since October 24, the Holy See, the Vatican-based jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholicism under the Holy Father made it known to the Kenyan Government that it will not be participating in the commemoration of 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place, a three-day event dubbed ICPD25 slated to take place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi from November 12.

Poster of planned ICPD25, a UN Summit in Nairobi, Kenya /

UN Summit on “reproductive health” Destructive to Humanity, African Church Leaders Caution

Days to the controversial United Nations’ (UN) International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, Catholic Church leaders in Africa have joined other Christian leaders to raise concerns about the event’s agenda, which they consider to be destructive to humanity and the values around human life.

Archbishop Bert van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan with Fr. Simon Peter Kamomoe at book launch on Sunday, October 20, 2019 / Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya

New Book on Marriage and Family "timely" Ahead of Controversial UN Summit: Church Leaders

As plans are underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for the UN-sponsored International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25), which Christian professionals have regarded as controversial owing to the Summit’s envisaged agenda, various Church leaders have described the launch of a new book on marriage and family in Nairobi Sunday, October 20 as “timely.”

Logo of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) scheduled for November 12-14 in Nairobi, Kenya /

Christian Professionals in Kenya Resist UN Summit on “sexuality”, Plan Parallel Conference

An organization of Christian professionals in Kenya, backed by Catholic Bishops, is expressing discontent with the planned United Nations’ (UN) conference guided by themes around sexual and reproductive health care and slated to take place next month, and plans are underway for a parallel convention to counter the UN-driven agenda, an active member of the Kenya Christian Professionals’ Forum (KCPF) told ACI Africa Thursday.