December 8, 2016

dividergreen

Christmas Greetings

  • meru

    KENYA: Bishop Mugambi Bans Political Campaigns in Churches

    MERU DECEMBER 6, 2016(CISA) – Bishop Salesius Mugambi of the Catholic Diocese of Meru has banned political campaigns in churches. Speaking December 5 on the sidelines of the just concluded Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations at Consolata Primary School in Meru town, Bishop Mugambi urged politicians to “respect the church.” “If they are given a chance to greet the people and sell their agenda, let them do it outside the house of God. These houses are blessed and meant for prayer. Priests need to take care of that. A lot of things have happened in the past and we don’t…

  • ongwen

    NETHERLANDS: Trial of LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen begins at ICC

    THE HAGUE DECEMBER 6, 2016 (CISA) – Former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen has today appeared at International Criminal Court (ICC) over war crimes and crimes against humanity. He faces 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including; murder, pillage and enslavement, in northern Uganda and neighbouring countries and faces life in prison if convicted, reported, The Guardian. Ongwen was among the most feared leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which is blamed for the deaths of about 100,000 people and the abduction of 60,000 children across Central Africa. The specific charges read out in the court…

  • new-education-system-kenya

    KENYA: Government to Unveil New Education Curriculum

    NAIROBI, DECEMBER 6, 2016(CISA)-The government will move away from the current 8-4-4 education system and unveil a new education curriculum on Thursday December 8. The new structure 2-6-6-3-3 has three levels: early years, middle school and senior school education. According to a document from the Ministry of Education and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), in the early year’s category, children will spend two years in nursery and six years in lower and upper primary, each section divided into three years. Secondary education will also be split into two – lower and senior – each section taking up three years….

  • congo-sister

    DR CONGO: Catholic Nun Murdered in Bukavu

    KINSHASA, DECEMBER 6, 2016 ( CISA)- Sr Clara Agano Kahambu, a catholic religious sister of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King was killed on November 29 at Mater Dei Parish in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu. Sr Clara who advocated for women’s rights was in her office with a student when a man went up to the guardian saying he had to enroll his daughter at the religious school. When he entered, he threw himself against the nun, killing her with a knife to her neck. The man was captured but the sister died before reaching…

  • A man waves South Sudan's national flag as he attends the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: SOCIETY)

    S. SUDAN: Remind the Young Generation that We Once had Peace, Bishop Taban Urges Elders

    JUBA, DECEMBER 6, 2016 (CISA) – Bishop Paride Taban, emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit has urged the elders to remind the younger generation how they once had lived in peace and harmony regardless of tribe. “South Sudanese were never so much tribalistic during my youth. We are dying because we are not sincere with each other,” said the bishop while speaking to Jieng Council of Elders on November 29. According to the Catholic Radio Network the bishop urged the South Sudanese must learn to internalize the 20 words and eight phrases of peace in order to restore permanent…

Latest News

meru

KENYA: Bishop Mugambi Bans Political Campaigns in Churches

Dec 6, 2016

MERU DECEMBER 6, 2016(CISA) – Bishop Salesius Mugambi of the Catholic Diocese of Meru has banned political campaigns in churches. Speaking December 5 on the sidelines of the just concluded Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations at Consolata Primary School in Meru town, Bishop Mugambi urged politicians to “respect the church.” “If they are given a chance to greet the people and sell their agenda, let them do it outside the house of God. These houses are blessed and meant for prayer. Priests need to take care of that. A lot of things have happened in the past and we don’t…

ongwen

NETHERLANDS: Trial of LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen begins at ICC

Dec 6, 2016

THE HAGUE DECEMBER 6, 2016 (CISA) – Former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen has today appeared at International Criminal Court (ICC) over war crimes and crimes against humanity. He faces 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including; murder, pillage and enslavement, in northern Uganda and neighbouring countries and faces life in prison if convicted, reported, The Guardian. Ongwen was among the most feared leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which is blamed for the deaths of about 100,000 people and the abduction of 60,000 children across Central Africa. The specific charges read out in the court…

new-education-system-kenya

KENYA: Government to Unveil New Education Curriculum

Dec 6, 2016

NAIROBI, DECEMBER 6, 2016(CISA)-The government will move away from the current 8-4-4 education system and unveil a new education curriculum on Thursday December 8. The new structure 2-6-6-3-3 has three levels: early years, middle school and senior school education. According to a document from the Ministry of Education and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), in the early year’s category, children will spend two years in nursery and six years in lower and upper primary, each section divided into three years. Secondary education will also be split into two – lower and senior – each section taking up three years….

congo-sister

DR CONGO: Catholic Nun Murdered in Bukavu

Dec 6, 2016

KINSHASA, DECEMBER 6, 2016 ( CISA)- Sr Clara Agano Kahambu, a catholic religious sister of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King was killed on November 29 at Mater Dei Parish in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu. Sr Clara who advocated for women’s rights was in her office with a student when a man went up to the guardian saying he had to enroll his daughter at the religious school. When he entered, he threw himself against the nun, killing her with a knife to her neck. The man was captured but the sister died before reaching…

A man waves South Sudan's national flag as he attends the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new country formally declared its independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: SOCIETY)

S. SUDAN: Remind the Young Generation that We Once had Peace, Bishop Taban Urges Elders

Dec 6, 2016

JUBA, DECEMBER 6, 2016 (CISA) – Bishop Paride Taban, emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit has urged the elders to remind the younger generation how they once had lived in peace and harmony regardless of tribe. “South Sudanese were never so much tribalistic during my youth. We are dying because we are not sincere with each other,” said the bishop while speaking to Jieng Council of Elders on November 29. According to the Catholic Radio Network the bishop urged the South Sudanese must learn to internalize the 20 words and eight phrases of peace in order to restore permanent…

More News

first-lady

KENYA: First Lady Calls for Increased Efforts to End Spread of HIV/AIDS

NAIROBI DECEMBER 2, 2016(CISA)-First lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for increased efforts to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. “We are needed on this war front. We must take our places and do our parts because over the years, all of us have been affected by this disease.  All of us have lost friends and family in this fight,” she said. Speaking on December 1 during national celebrations of the World’s Aids Day at the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi the first lady called on the public figures, national leaders, government and international partners, civil society, parents, teachers and the…

yahya-jammeh

GAMBIA: Opposition Candidate Adama Barrow Wins Presidential Election

BANJUL DECEMBER 2, 2016 (CISA) – Gambia’s electoral commission has declared opposition candidate Adama Barrow as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. According to official results Adama Barrow won 263,515 votes 50,000 more than President Yahya Jammeh with 45.5 percent of the vote against Jammeh’s 36.7 percent during the elections held on December 1. “Having received 263, 515 votes out of the total votes cast in the election, I hereby declare Adama Barrow newly elected to serve as president of the republic of the Gambia,” the chairman of the electoral commission, Alieu Momar Njie, has said. He earlier told reporters…

kcpe

KENYA: 2016 KCPE Candidates to Join Secondary School in January, says CS Matiang’i

NAIROBI DECEMBER 2, 2016 (CISA) –Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said that the candidates who sat the 2016 KCPE exams will join secondary school in the first month of 2017, a change from the usual February entry. “Form one selection begins immediately and on December 9, we shall meet here at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to finalize national schools selection,” said CS Matiang’i on December 1, while announcing the 2016 KCPE exam results. He added that admission letters to secondary schools will reach candidates by December 25 and that students are expected to report to their respective secondary…

magufuli

TANZANIA: President Calls for Religious Unity in Nation

DAR ES SALAAM NOVEMBER 29, 2016 (CISA)-President John Magufuli has called on religious leaders to embrace love among one another to foster the nations’ development. “I am very grateful because you are continuing to pray for this nation. I thank you because you have always been kneeling down before God, praying for peace and love among us,” Tanzania Daily News quoted President Magufuli as saying. President Magufuli said that religious leaders had played a key role in ensuring that the nation achieves her development agenda and therefore should remain united. “The religious leaders in their own way have helped our country…