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On World Toilet Day, Salesians Review Sanitation Projects in Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania

Nov 19, 2021

On the occasion of the World Toilet Day 2021 marked Friday, November 19, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has reviewed its sanitation initiatives around the globe, including three African countries.

Some vulnerable children at the Don Bosco pre-school and parents in the Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu in northern Namibia. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Namibia Reach Out to Dozens of Vulnerable Children with Nutritional Support

Sep 18, 2021

Dozens of vulnerable children in the Southern African nation of Namibia are receiving nutritional support through a feeding program at Don Bosco Youth Center amid COVID-19 challenges.

Salesian water project at St. John Bosco Parish in Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu/ Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries Facilitate Water Project in Namibia’s Rundu Apostolic Vicariate

Jun 26, 2021

More than 7,300 people at St. John Bosco Parish in Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu can now access clean water following an initiative, which Salesian Missions, the US development wing of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) facilitated.

Late Sr. Helena Mwapiti Amwaandangi MSC who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on May 2. She was the Secretary General of the Namibian Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Namibian Nun with One-month Service at Bishops’ Conference Eulogized as Humble, Dedicated

May 5, 2021

The Namibian Catholic Nun who served as Secretary General of her country’s Catholic Bishops' Conference (NCBC) for a month is being eulogized as a humble and dedicated servant leader, faithful to her service of the Church.

Commuters get COVID-19 test results checked at the South African side of the border -- but a surge in cases is overwhelming authorities on both sides.

Southern Africa Bishops Concerned about Distressing Situation of Migrants at Border Posts

Jan 14, 2021

Two Catholic Bishops in Southern African nations have expressed concerns about the “distressing situation” of migrants trying to cross into South Africa from neighboring countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fr. Linus Ngenomesho (left) appointed, Apostolic Administrator of Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu and Fr. Godefroid Manuga-Lukokisa (right) named a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Pope Francis Appoints Congolese Cleric to Propaganda Fide, Namibian Priest Administrator

Nov 17, 2020

The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been appointed to the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), whose members are responsible for coordinating the church’s missionary work. 

Regional Council and Local Authority Elections scheduled for November 25 in Namibia. / Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).

Elect Leaders Who Foster Human Values, Bishops in Namibia Tell Eligible Voters

Oct 2, 2020

Ahead of the November 2020 elections in Namibia, Catholic Bishops in the Southern Africa country have called on eligible Namibian voters to consider voting in candidates who are part of political entities that foster human values rather than mere “deep-felt loyalties.”

Map showing Salesian Missionary presence across the globe.

Salesians’ Development Entity Highlights its COVID-19 Interventions in Africa

Sep 8, 2020

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, provided an overview of some of COVID-19 interventions undertaken in various parts of the world, including Africa.

Some members of the Don Bosco Youth Center after receiving nutritional support from Salesian Missions donors in Namibia / Mission Newswire

Over 300 Vulnerable Youths in Namibia Receive Nutritional Support from Salesian Missions

Jun 26, 2020

More than 300 vulnerable youth and children in the Southern African nation in Namibia affected by COVID-19 restrictions are receiving nutritional support through a feeding program at Don Bosco Youth Center, located in the Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu in the northern of the country.

Some Participants at the ongoing six-day workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, involving the coordinators of Caritas Southern Africa.

Caritas Southern Africa Coordinators Deliberate on Funds, “dealing with natural disasters”

Feb 21, 2020

The challenge of natural disasters in the Ecclesiastical territories within Southern Africa and how to deal with them and having financial resources are among the deliberations of the ongoing six-day workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, involving the coordinators of Caritas Southern Africa, with participants having come from Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa, as well as Namibia.