September 28, 2016

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    KENYA: Missionaries of Charity Hold Thanksgiving Mass for Canonization of St. Teresa

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – The Missionaries of Charity; Sisters, Brothers and Fathers in Kenya, on September 24 celebrated the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta in a thanksgiving Mass held at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi. “St. Mother Teresa is not only a gift to her congregation but also to the universal Church” adding that just like St. Augustine, St. Teresa cared and help for all the needy even those who are not of the Catholic faith,” said Bishop David Kamau, the Auxiliary of the Catholic Diocese of Nairobi who presided over the Mass. The bishop reminded…

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    GUINEA BISSAU: Slave Memorial Museum Opened for History and Tourism Benefit

    CACHEU, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – A slave memorial museum has been opened to commemorate the slave trade history and boost tourism in the town of Cacheu on Guinea-Bissau’s coastal region. Cacheu was the capital of Portugal’s former colony from the 16th century on-wards, trading in people until the late 19th century. It is where millions of slaves from West Africa were bound, branded and shipped off to the Americas. “The idea is to show that Cacheu was the first place where Europeans practised transatlantic slavery on an industrial scale,” said Alfredo Caldeira, who heads the archives of the Mario…

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    KENYA: Tangaza University Holds Entrepreneurship Challenge

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 27, 2016(CISA)-Strauss Energy, a local firm that comprises of innovators in the fields of engineering, energy and construction won the E4Impact Innovation Challenge that took place at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, September 22. The group also won the Green Economy & Renewable Energy Cluster for Entrepreneurship Challenge 2016. Jacob Rugano of Africartrack won the ICT & Mobile Cluster and was the first Runners-up in the Entrepreneurship Challenge 2016 whereas Meru Herbs, producer of organic products won Agribusiness Cluster and was second Runners up. Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) a non-profit organization based in Uganda, won Education &…

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    VATICAN: Pope Meets President Kabila, Holds Discussion on Clashes in DRC

    VATICAN CITY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – Pope Francis received President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace on September 26, 2016. A statement from the Holy See’s Press Office said the pair held “cordial discussions,” which focused on recent clashes between security forces and anti-Kabila protesters. “Emphasis was placed on the importance of collaboration between political actors and representatives of civil society and religious communities, in favour of the common good, through a respectful and inclusive dialogue for the stability of peace in the country,” the Holy See’s Press Office…

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    S SUDAN: Government Urges Neighbor Countries not to let Machar Launch Rebellion

    JUBA SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – South Sudan’s government has urged Sudan and regional states not to let opposition leader Riek Machar launch a new rebellion following his threats to return to the battlefield unless his demands were met. “We are appealing to all IGAD member state not to allow Riek Machar and his group to use their soil, including Sudan, to stage attacks and as a springboard for organizing violence against the people and transitional government,” deputy government spokesman Akol Paul Kordi told Reuters September 27. Machar is in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, having fled South Sudan after fighting…

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KENYA: Missionaries of Charity Hold Thanksgiving Mass for Canonization of St. Teresa

Sep 28, 2016

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – The Missionaries of Charity; Sisters, Brothers and Fathers in Kenya, on September 24 celebrated the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta in a thanksgiving Mass held at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi. “St. Mother Teresa is not only a gift to her congregation but also to the universal Church” adding that just like St. Augustine, St. Teresa cared and help for all the needy even those who are not of the Catholic faith,” said Bishop David Kamau, the Auxiliary of the Catholic Diocese of Nairobi who presided over the Mass. The bishop reminded…

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GUINEA BISSAU: Slave Memorial Museum Opened for History and Tourism Benefit

Sep 28, 2016

CACHEU, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – A slave memorial museum has been opened to commemorate the slave trade history and boost tourism in the town of Cacheu on Guinea-Bissau’s coastal region. Cacheu was the capital of Portugal’s former colony from the 16th century on-wards, trading in people until the late 19th century. It is where millions of slaves from West Africa were bound, branded and shipped off to the Americas. “The idea is to show that Cacheu was the first place where Europeans practised transatlantic slavery on an industrial scale,” said Alfredo Caldeira, who heads the archives of the Mario…

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KENYA: Tangaza University Holds Entrepreneurship Challenge

Sep 28, 2016

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 27, 2016(CISA)-Strauss Energy, a local firm that comprises of innovators in the fields of engineering, energy and construction won the E4Impact Innovation Challenge that took place at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, September 22. The group also won the Green Economy & Renewable Energy Cluster for Entrepreneurship Challenge 2016. Jacob Rugano of Africartrack won the ICT & Mobile Cluster and was the first Runners-up in the Entrepreneurship Challenge 2016 whereas Meru Herbs, producer of organic products won Agribusiness Cluster and was second Runners up. Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) a non-profit organization based in Uganda, won Education &…

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VATICAN: Pope Meets President Kabila, Holds Discussion on Clashes in DRC

Sep 28, 2016

VATICAN CITY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – Pope Francis received President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace on September 26, 2016. A statement from the Holy See’s Press Office said the pair held “cordial discussions,” which focused on recent clashes between security forces and anti-Kabila protesters. “Emphasis was placed on the importance of collaboration between political actors and representatives of civil society and religious communities, in favour of the common good, through a respectful and inclusive dialogue for the stability of peace in the country,” the Holy See’s Press Office…

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S SUDAN: Government Urges Neighbor Countries not to let Machar Launch Rebellion

Sep 28, 2016

JUBA SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 (CISA) – South Sudan’s government has urged Sudan and regional states not to let opposition leader Riek Machar launch a new rebellion following his threats to return to the battlefield unless his demands were met. “We are appealing to all IGAD member state not to allow Riek Machar and his group to use their soil, including Sudan, to stage attacks and as a springboard for organizing violence against the people and transitional government,” deputy government spokesman Akol Paul Kordi told Reuters September 27. Machar is in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, having fled South Sudan after fighting…

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KENYA: Total Dependency on Donors not Workable, Cardinal Njue tells Faithful

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has called on the Catholic faithful to work towards being self-reliant and own the Church. “Total dependency on the donors is not going to be very workable, that’s why we in the Church encourage our people to always have that sense of ownership,” said the Cardinal on September 21. He said this in his homily at the Blessing and Commissioning of Marsabit Plaza — a high-rise commercial building put up on Ngong’ Road, Nairobi by the Catholic diocese of Marsabit as part of its self reliance…

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GHANA: We need More Selfless People to Lead our Nation, Archbishop Says

KUMASI SEPTEMBER 23, 2016(CISA) – Archbishop Peter K. Sarpong, Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi has urged leaders to be selfless and work tirelessly without expecting any reward. “Present-day Ghana is too inexplicably selfish, full of selfish individuals, groups and tribes… We need great men for Ghana, who would work selflessly and sacrificially for the nation,” Ghana Web quoted Archbishop Emeritus as saying. Archbishop Emeritus was speaking during a lecture titled, “The relevance of Archbishop John Kodwo Amissah’s thoughts in today’s Ghana”, at the Christ the King Parish Hall in Accra, September 20. Archbishop Amissah was the archbishop…

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DRC: Bishops Suspend Participation in National Dialogue as Violence Rocks Kinshasa

KINSHASA, SEPTEMBER 23 2016(CISA) – Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have temporarily suspended their participation in the on-going national dialogue, in order to mourn the more than 50 people killed during the Kinshasa clashes on September 20. “Out of respect for our innocent brothers and sisters, and in solidarity with struggling families and the entire Congolese people, CENCO has wisely considered to suspend its participation in the national dialogue in mourning and to search for a broad consensus,” Archbishop Marcel Utembi, President of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) told Vatican Radio’s French African Programme. United Nations…

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ZAMBIA: Church Leaders Oppose Ministry on Guidance and Religious Affairs

LUSAKA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016(CISA)-The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) and the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) -the protestant churches’ body- have opposed the establishment of a new government Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs. Explaining their stand, the two Church bodies said they found the creation of a new ministry of religious affairs unnecessary and imprudent. “In view of the various financial and economic challenges our country is currently facing, we neither see the creation of the said ministry as a top priority nor a prudent decision. After all, we believe that Zambians want their country to…