The Church in Eastern Africa is eulogizing the late President John Pombe Magufuli whose death was announced Wednesday, March 17, as a man of strong faith in God who manifested servant leadership, dedicating his presidency to the service of Tanzanians.
The administration of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) based in South Sudan has trained over thirty Nuns who are part of the leadership teams overseeing their respective Religious Congregations.
With the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicating that the landlocked Southern African Kingdom faces challenges in enrollment and retention in secondary schools as well as a lack of school infrastructure, the leadership of ASEC notes that Sr. Augustina’s leadership is commendable.
Those in leadership in the world’s youngest nation are to be guided by “truth and honesty,” fulfilling their promises and shunning the tendency to “tell many lies,” a Bishop in the nine-year-old East-Central African nation has urged.
As African countries strive to achieve the aspiration of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 on good governance and democracy, a planned forum bringing together some 100 participants under the initiative, “Together For a New Africa”, the second gathering of its kind, will see young Africans from the Eastern Africa region and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) deliberate on their African identity and the dynamics around leadership that the continent requires to achieve the AU agenda.
African nuns have been challenged to incorporate Jesus’ spirituality in their practice of leadership if their identity as religious can have an impact on society.