Declaration of Intent, Katakwi Parish

Rijo George’s Delaration of Intent in Katakwi, Uganda. Fr. Otto Katto , the first Councilor received his Declaration today 19th March 2017 during a colorful Eucharistic celebration.

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For the non-initiated : A Missionary of Africa candidate declares his intention to continue his formation towards becoming a full member  of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa first during the Spiritual Year (otherwise known as Noviciate), that is during his fourth year of training. He does it again after one year of “stage” (apostolic practical training in a context of Mission).

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AFRICA/KENYA – The Bishops appeal: “drought is to be declared a national disaster”

Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) – “Drought is to be declared a national disaster”. This is the appeal of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) through its Chairman, His Exc. Mgr. Philip Anyolo, Bishop of Homa Bay. “We hasten to appeal to the Government to declare the current drought a national disaster in order to beckon the international community to step forward Continue reading “AFRICA/KENYA – The Bishops appeal: “drought is to be declared a national disaster””

Jane in Kenya says it’s time to #EventItUp (from OXFAM)

While millions of people in Kenya struggle to get by, the richest man in the country  is worth more than $700 million. Join Jane and demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few.

Jane in Kenya says it's time to #EvenItUp

While millions of people in Kenya struggle to get by, the richest man in the country is worth more than $700 million. Join Jane and demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few: po.st/Davos

Geplaatst door Oxfam GB op maandag 16 januari 2017

The Impacts of Large Scale Farming in Tanzania

Land grabbing has become a recurring phenomenon in Africa but the situation in Tanzania is a disaster; from the northern part of the country where about 40,000 of the Maasai tribe were said to have been evicted from their ancestral land so that the Dubai Royal family can hunt, to the south where the SAGCOT program (Southern Agricultural Corridors of Tanzania) of G8/NEW Alliance has driven thousands of families into penury. In December 2015, the AEFJN Secretariat took a fact-finding mission to Tanzania. Some of the journeys took as long as 17 hours but it gave the staff good first-hand experience of the disaster of land grabbing in Tanzania. This documentary studies just the tip of the iceberg of land grabbing in Africa.

Read more on AEFJN website and watch the video