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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

Message from the bishops, priests, and lay delegates of the Conferences of Catholic Bishops of Burkina-Niger, Ivory Coast, and Ghana

To the faithful in Christ, men and women of good will, who love justice and peace: 1.Given the gravity of the security and humanitarian situation facing the populations of their respective countries, the bishops, priests, and lay delegates of the

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

Ebola Treatment in Clinical Trial Brings Hope

On April 19, Voice of America reported that in “BENI – An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last

Kenya: Safi Sarvi Organic Fertilizer

Samuel Rigu is the innovative founder and CEO of Safi Organics. Safi Sarvi organic fertilizer is an affordable product that helps rural farmers generate wealth in the agriculture industry and to compete in emerging economies. Rigu explains that, “we convert

Rwanda focuses on a Technology Economy

Rwanda is leading the way to implement ‘Made in Africa’ technology, such as smartphones and laptops. Andela–a software development training firm that invests in Africa’s most talented software engineers–set up its Africa office in Kigali in July 2018. Also in

Kenya: young Kago Kagichiri invents a virtual library for rural disadvantaged students

In 2009, Kago decided to drop out of college as a junior pursuing a degree in  IT at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, to concentrate on a more pressing issue that he was confident and capable enough to

Flight Simulator built by Congolese pilot and engineer

In 18 months Illith Ongagna with the help of secondary school students from Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo built a flight simulator made out of recycled materials. This innovation could put Brazzaville on the map for