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The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for Covid-19 announced

The World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs announced on September 19, 2020 the formation of a Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19. This committee

COVID-19 Response: Senegalese and Keyan Innovations

To stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic is everyone’s responsibility. Some of us have taken this responsibility to a much higher level. This is the story of Mr. Mamadou Lanune Kebe, Mr. Pape mamadou Gueye and team from Senegal

The History Behind African some Flags

Theodisiah Okoh is the artistic designer behind Ghana’s flag, which is an achievement we should all know. Following Ghana’s liberation from colonial rule, Okoh served as a valuable asset to her country and crafted the design for the Ghanian flag

Africa Faith and Justice Network on Pope’s Statement Defending Sacredness of Life and Condemning Racism

Washington DC –  Wednesday during his General Audience, Pope Francis spoke on the sacredness of every human life in response to protests, rioting, and global unrest following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.  Floyd is only the

Africa’s Future in Youth’s Hands

For Africa to develop, we need to invest in its youth. The talent is there and the question is how do we nurture them. Below are some profiles of talented and capable Africa’s youth.    Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone Kelvin

Africa: Innovation and Experience to Response to COVID-19

Inadequate health infrastructures are one of Africa’s challenges in this extraordinary time. South Africa is believed to have about 1,500 ventilators – breathing machines which are necessary to the care of COVID-19 patients. However, 10 African countries are reported to

International Monetary Fund Must Tie Debt Cancellation to Transparency Measures

On April 13, 2020, in a press statement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that its “Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust as

Africa not Prepared to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic?

These are extraordinary times for humanity due to the historic global spread of the coronavirus. In Africa, health experts predict that the situation will get worse should containment measures put in place fail. Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is

Promoting Literacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Literacy has always been and will continue to be part of ministry of missionaries of Africa in particular and the Catholic Church in general. In 2018, Kanyabusoro Primary School, a catholic school in one the remote village in the diocese

Songhai Model is the Future for Africa’s Food Security

Why is Africa so rich, but is inhabited by the planet’s poorest people?  Some governments have gone as far as leasing land to agro-businesses for large scale agriculture as a possible solution to food insecurity. This has led to disempowerment of