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Virtual Launch of the AACC Policy Brief On Debt And Corruption. / All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC).

Debt, Corruption Plunging African Countries in New Wave of Slavery, Church Leaders Lament

Sep 23, 2020

The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), an ecumenical fellowship with a presence in more than 40 African countries is calling on its members to put their governments to task in addressing the growing debt crisis in their respective countries, which the leaders say has plunged African nations in a new form of slavery and taken away their sovereignty.

A miner in eastern DR Congo / Griff Tapper / AFP / Getty Images

Missionary Priest Rescues Children from Slavery in DR Congo Mines, Decries “indifference”

Dec 4, 2019

Fr. Willy Milayi, a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception priest ministering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) rescues children who have fled the coltan mines by offering them a place to live and learn a trade.

Mining in Kailo, DRC / Julien Harneis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

How one priest is helping children who’ve escaped slavery in the DRC mines

Aug 17, 2019

Fr. Willy Milayi is a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He works rescuing children who fled the coltan mines and offering them a place to live and learn a trade.