AFRICA



MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Turning point: meeting between President and leader of Opposition

Meeting between Uhuru and Odinga comes in answer to prayers

EDITORIAL TEAM
 Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga
"T
he meeting between President Uhuru and the leader of National Super Alliance (NASA), Raila Odinga, comes in answer to our prayers. Catholics and other Christians have prayed with faith for peace in our country. Not by chance this is happening during the season of Lent; I believe that President Uhuru and Raila can be symbolic figures of a new healing for our nation”, Fides learned from Mercy Lanya, a Catholic lay woman belonging to Assumption of Mary parish in Umoja, Nairobi. Her reaction...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Bishop of Bauchi: bring the abducted girls back home

Call for the government to bring back the abducted girls

EDITORIAL TEAM
female students
"M
 y call is for the government to leave politics aside and bring back these girls: leave politics and protect lives. You do not politicize life, for Christ’s sake", said His Exc. Mgr. Hilary Nanman Dachelem, Bishop of Bauchi, capital of the State of Yobe in northern Nigeria where on February 19, 110 students aged between 11 and 19 years were kidnapped by Boko Haram who had attacked their school in Dapchi. Msgr. Dachelem launched an urgent appeal to the government for the girls...

MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

South African: role of the bishops

The Catholic bishops asked to meet the new President to talk about their role

LINDA BORDONI
South Africa
S
outh African bishops have welcomed the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as President of the nation and his State Of the Nation Address (SONA) saying that "the setting out of a generous and enlightened national plan represents the first step in a new course for the country" and that they now look to implementation with hopeful optimism. In a statement, the bishops said that “The State President’s speech showed awareness of the many areas of...
WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

The Ballot: Weah in advantage on Bokay

The reports of the state radio before the publication of the official results

EDITORIAL TEAM
L
iberia’s National Elections Commission was expected to begin releasing provisional results Wednesday from the West African nation’s presidential runoff. State radio correspondents reported unofficial results overnight indicating that former international soccer star George Weah led in several counties, but election authorities warned the two parties to “stop making premature pronouncements.” This is the first time in more than 70 years the nation founded by freed...

TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Kenya: Thousands gather for Kenyatta inauguration amid protests

Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares rival rally

GUEST
Kenya: Thousands gather for Kenyatta inauguration amid protests
African heads of state arrived for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to approach it. Kenyatta won a second five-year term on Oct. 26 in a repeat presidential election boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who said it would not be free and fair. The Supreme Court nullified the first presidential election, in August, over irregularities. The extended election...
NEWS
Donald Trump
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Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings
Eastern Ghouta
EASTERN GHOUTA 

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta
New Scotland Yard
LONDON

UK lawmaker says ex-spy poisoning looks to be ‘state-sponsored’

British lawmaker says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Kabul
AFGHANISTAN

Afghan attacks: 25 dead

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Trump and Kim Jong Un
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN

Trump and Kim Jong Un for nuclear disarmament talks

Kim and Trump plan to meet in May
Netanyahu and Trump
NETANYAHU IN WASHINGTON

Netanyahu and Trump on peace plan

Trump dangles Israel trip for new embassy
Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
USA

Oregon: first gun law since Florida massacre

First new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida High School massacre
Donald Trump
USA

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum are necessary to preserve the American industries