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President Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party) and Dr Saulos Chilima (UTM) who formed the Tonse Alliance in 2020 alongside seven other opposition parties. Credit: Malawi's Electoral Commission/Facebook.

Malawi’s Ruling Tonse Alliance “lost direction”, Catholic Officials Say, Urge Leadership

The ruling Tonse Alliance-led government of Malawi is no longer carrying the hopes of the citizens of the Southern African nation, Catholic Church officials in the country have said, calling for “decisive leadership”.

Archdiocese Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Amid Leadership Challenges in Nigeria, “poor masses” Exploited: Catholic Archbishop

Nigeria’s “poor masses” are being exploited as the West African nation grapples with the issue of leadership, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Poor Governance in Nigeria Turning Criminals into Heroes, Catholic Bishop Says

Lack of good governance in Nigeria has created heroes out of criminals, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has said, adding that the country’s poor governance has caused the worst division along political and religious lines in the history of the West African country.

The Front page of the book titled "The Pope and the Pandemic: Lessons in Leadership in a Time of Crisis by Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator. Credit: Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator

Pope Francis’ Response to Pandemic Behind African Jesuit’s Book on Leadership amid Crisis

Early last year, millions of people across the world followed closely as Pope Francis walked unaccompanied towards the Altar of Casa Santa Marta chapel next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Holy Mass alone. The Holy Father had made a special appeal to the Faithful to follow Holy Mass virtually as governments across the world ordered closure of places of worship following the outbreak of COVID-19.

The late President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Tanzania’s President for Faith, Servant Leadership

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.

Sr. Veronica Daniel Othow, Director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) in South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Sisters’ Association in South Sudan Boosts Catholic Nuns’ Leadership Capacity in Training

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.

Sr. Augustina (center) with students of Mazenod High School in Maseru, Lesotho. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Skills from Leadership Program Behind African Nun’s Effective Administration: Testimony

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.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese.

“Let our work not be accompanied by lies but by actions”: Bishop in South Sudan to Leaders

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.

Participants of the first edition of Summer school held  from December 30 -January 5, 2019 / Together for a New Africa

Fostering African Identity, Leadership Focus of Planned “Together for a New Africa” Forum

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 at The Leaders Guild September 2019 Conference in Nairobi / The Leaders Guild, Tangaza University College

African Nuns Challenged to Integrate Christian Spirituality in their Leadership

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.