News 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

Women, milestone of the Church in Africa

Church of Africa about women

EDITORIAL TEAM
African women
O
ne thing that cannot be ignored, when we speak of the African Church, is that, if the Holy Spirit is the invisible force of the Church of Africa, women, without a doubt, are the tangible force. Women are more numerous, have more courage, are more dynamic, more active and sometimes more competent. Without women, our churches in Africa would almost be empty, both as a presence and as a force": this is what Fr. Donald Zagore, of the Society of African Missions, said in a conversation with...
THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

The difference between reformists and populists

MARCO MINNITI
W
e have the duty to drastically separate two terms that until now have gone hand in hand. The first term is emergency, the second is immigration. Immigration is not an emergency of modern society and of the Italian society. The issues of major demographic flows are structural issues of society and must be addressed with structural policy and not as an emergency. The emergency means chasing the questions, "patchworking " but does not have a vision of the processes. After all,...
MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

The phenomenon of vampirism in Malawi

In the African country witchcraft belief persists widespread

MILENA CASTIGLI
The phenomenon of vampirism in Malawi
T
he Vampires in Malawi. It would seem the title of a horror film, instead it is the harsh reality experienced by part of the population of the Eastern African country, one of the poorest and most densely populated in the world. The last event occurred in the southern districts of Mulanje and Phalombe. Here, nine people have lost their lives killed by "vigilantes" because they were accused of being "blood suckers". In the local Language they are called "mzukwa":...
MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Taking our place

IRENE CIAMBEZI
Taking our place
On the basis of what foolishness do we get the authority to call ourselves the centre, and to sympathize with the rest of the world as the periphery? Which kind of unhealthy unbalanced pride makes us see in third countries, the non-EU countries, communities of people in need of our loving care? I am in China from five days (I often go there, I work there for more than eight years), I visited this country far and wide and almost every night in my 50 missions I wrote mail with the tv turned on...
SATURDAY 02 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

"My slavery in the Libyans lagers"

The story of Joy, escaped from the hell of detention centres in Libya

MANUELA PETRINI
As soon as we arrived in Libya, the bandits took me and my son, they put a hood on our head and they took us in a prison where there were lots of other people crammed like beasts. We had to remain sit, we could never stand up, even for a minute. For this reason, I suffered severe damage to the legs. Every morning they would come to take my son, but also other children, threw them outside the cells to beat them up then they would put them back inside the cell. I do not know exactly how much time...
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Using solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa: If only progress moved faster

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Using solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa: If only progress moved faster
After a recent personal experience in Tanzania and Malawi of electrical blackouts, cold showers, limited or no internet, cooking with charcoal, and the sight of mountains stripped of trees, I was reminded of a project I started in November 2016 to research how sisters in sub-Saharan Africa use solar energy. I was motivated to continue it when sisters at the Association of Consecrated Women of East and Central Africa, or ACWECA, gathering in late August in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, questioned...
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Liberia Presidential elections: the former football star Weah one step from victory

The ex football star would have won in 14 counties on 15. However, there are some allegations of fraud

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Liberia Presidential elections: the former football star Weah one step from victory
Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county, Lofa. With 20 candidates in the race, observers expect a runoff election. Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoya warned that the early results represent a...
TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

AFRICAN ALBINOS, THE UNSPOKEN MASSACRE

LUCA LA MANTIA
AFRICAN ALBINOS, THE UNSPOKEN MASSACRE
The last event occurred in the district of Moatize, in the north west of Mozambique. A 17 years old boy was killed and brutally maimed. The killers amputated his legs and arms, to take his bones, they cut his hair and after smashing his skull they took away his brain. A macabre ritual performed to forage the flourishing market of Albinos’ organs and body parts. A business born from ignorance, from popular legends that, in Africa, have become a reason for persecution against those who are...
SATURDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Kenya, Supreme Court overturns the presidential elections: new elections within 60 days

Irregularities in the vote that led to the confirmation of Kenyatta. The opposition leader Odinga: "historic day for the country and for Africa"

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Kenya, Supreme Court overturns the presidential elections: new elections within 60 days
The Supreme Court of Kenya has nullified the results of the August 8, presidential election and ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) to conduct a fresh election within 60 days. In the ruling, the court determined that IEBC had failed, neglected and refused to conduct the election in the manner dictated in the Constitution. Chief Justice David Maraga said a majority decision by the panel of six judges, with two dissenting, found that Kenyatta “was not validly...
NEWS
Pope Francis and Andrea Riccardi
ANNIVERSARY

Pope calls for a ‘globalization of solidarity’

Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary
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
Militant groups
BLASPHEMY LAW

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law
Students against guns
FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING

Florida School shooting: gun bill on governor’s desk

After massacre of 17 people by a teenager
African women
AFRICA

Women, milestone of the Church in Africa

Church of Africa about women
Pope Francis
POPE' APOSTOLIC JOURNEY

Pope Francis in the Baltic countries in September

Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States
Pope Francis on March 8th
MARCH 8TH

International Women's Day: more equality in Church

Hansen, S.J. about the lack of women in leadership roles in the Roman Curia
Vatican’s Clementine Hall
MIGRATION

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission