August 28, 2016

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    GHANA: Forum on Land Grabbing Begins in Accra

    ACCRA AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA) – National stakeholders’ forum on land grabbing begun August 23. The theme of the forum is Unmasking land grabbing in Ghana; restoring livelihoods; paving the way for Sustainable Development Goals. The forum is being organized by Caritas Ghana under the auspices of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference.   The forum will, among others, launch a national survey   undertaken on cases of land grab in the Volta Region and other parts of Ghana. According to a press release sent to CISA August 23, the participants will also share information and possible best practices of partnership in community land utilization. The…

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    KENYA: Implement Peace deal or Face Sanctions, Kerry warns South Sudan

    NAIROBI AUGUST 23, 2016 (CISA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to fully implement a previously signed peace deal or face a UN arms embargo and sanctions. “It’s really up to the people, the leadership of South Sudan to lead and to do the things that they’ve promised to do,” Kerry said today in an interview with South Sudan’s “Eye Radio” broadcast, Reuters reported. “If they don’t, then obviously it may be that the UN arms embargo and sanctions are going to be the tools of last resort. It’s not what people wanted to…

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    BENIN: Preparations for Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust Underway

    COTONOU AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA)-Preparations for the next stage of the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust is underway in Cotonou. The pilgrimage is scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 4, 2016. Thousands of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 30 years) from Benin and other parts of West Africa are expected to attend the event. The meeting, reported Vatican Radio August 23, aims to support young people in their spiritual quest. It is an encouragement to deepen trust in God, in one and in others. The daily program includes prayer together and a time of sharing in…

  • Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

    KENYA: 24,000 Refugees have Voluntarily left Dadaab Camp for Somalia, says UN

    DADAAB AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA)-At least 24,000 refugees from Dadaab camp have so far been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia since a tripartite agreement was signed in 2014, a senior UN official has said. Speaking during the commissioning of the Dadaab power station in Dadaab today, Wella Kouyou, the deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Kenya, said in 2016 alone, 18,000 have voluntarily gone back to Somali  a. Earlier this year, the Kenyan government announced that it would shut down the camp, saying it was a breeding ground for terrorists. The country had witnessed…

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    ETHIOPIA: Cardinal Calls for Peaceful Dialogue to Resolve

    ADDIS ABABA AUGUST 19, 2016(CISA)-The Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have called for peaceful dialogue among all parties on the conflicts that have caused loss of lives and properties in the country. “We ask all people to cooperate in building a society free of all hatred that we can pass on to the next generation,” the bishops said in a press statement read by his Eminence Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ethiopia and President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). The cardinal who is also the chairman of Association of Member Episcopal Conference of in Eastern Africa (AMECEA)…

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GHANA: Forum on Land Grabbing Begins in Accra

Aug 24, 2016

ACCRA AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA) – National stakeholders’ forum on land grabbing begun August 23. The theme of the forum is Unmasking land grabbing in Ghana; restoring livelihoods; paving the way for Sustainable Development Goals. The forum is being organized by Caritas Ghana under the auspices of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference.   The forum will, among others, launch a national survey   undertaken on cases of land grab in the Volta Region and other parts of Ghana. According to a press release sent to CISA August 23, the participants will also share information and possible best practices of partnership in community land utilization. The…

S SUIDAN

KENYA: Implement Peace deal or Face Sanctions, Kerry warns South Sudan

Aug 24, 2016

NAIROBI AUGUST 23, 2016 (CISA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to fully implement a previously signed peace deal or face a UN arms embargo and sanctions. “It’s really up to the people, the leadership of South Sudan to lead and to do the things that they’ve promised to do,” Kerry said today in an interview with South Sudan’s “Eye Radio” broadcast, Reuters reported. “If they don’t, then obviously it may be that the UN arms embargo and sanctions are going to be the tools of last resort. It’s not what people wanted to…

Taize

BENIN: Preparations for Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust Underway

Aug 24, 2016

COTONOU AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA)-Preparations for the next stage of the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust is underway in Cotonou. The pilgrimage is scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 4, 2016. Thousands of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 30 years) from Benin and other parts of West Africa are expected to attend the event. The meeting, reported Vatican Radio August 23, aims to support young people in their spiritual quest. It is an encouragement to deepen trust in God, in one and in others. The daily program includes prayer together and a time of sharing in…

Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

KENYA: 24,000 Refugees have Voluntarily left Dadaab Camp for Somalia, says UN

Aug 24, 2016

DADAAB AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA)-At least 24,000 refugees from Dadaab camp have so far been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia since a tripartite agreement was signed in 2014, a senior UN official has said. Speaking during the commissioning of the Dadaab power station in Dadaab today, Wella Kouyou, the deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Kenya, said in 2016 alone, 18,000 have voluntarily gone back to Somali  a. Earlier this year, the Kenyan government announced that it would shut down the camp, saying it was a breeding ground for terrorists. The country had witnessed…

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ETHIOPIA: Cardinal Calls for Peaceful Dialogue to Resolve

Aug 22, 2016

ADDIS ABABA AUGUST 19, 2016(CISA)-The Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have called for peaceful dialogue among all parties on the conflicts that have caused loss of lives and properties in the country. “We ask all people to cooperate in building a society free of all hatred that we can pass on to the next generation,” the bishops said in a press statement read by his Eminence Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ethiopia and President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). The cardinal who is also the chairman of Association of Member Episcopal Conference of in Eastern Africa (AMECEA)…

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KENYA: Church Calls on Govt to Hire Chaplains in Schools to end Arson

NAIROBI AUGUST 19, 2016(CISA)-Bishop Maurice Muhatia, Chairman, Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Commission for Education and Religious Education has called on the government to hire school chaplains to help end arson in schools. “We have noted with concern and there seems to be evidence that most of students involved in burning of schools are vulnerable children some coming from dysfunctional families, others are orphans,” said Bishop Muhatia August 18. “We propose that there be some programs to form parents or care givers or guardian on parenting. This should be organized by the ministry in partnership with religious organizations and department of…

Hunger in Malawi

SOUTH AFRICA: UN Call for Urgent Action to Stop Hunger Crisis Extending into 2017

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 19, 2016 (CISA) – Farmers in drought – hit southern Africa urgently need help to plant the next harvest, or else the food crisis in the region will continue into 2017, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned on August 18. “If there is good support from (local) governments and the international community … then we can break the cycle,” Francesco Del Re, senior strategic adviser for drought response at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said. “If this doesn’t happen you will have a continued crisis in 2017,” he told Reuters adding: “We have to…

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KENYA: Church to hold Memorial for Fr John Kaiser

NAIROBI, AUGUST 19, 2016(CISA)- The Catholic Church through the Justice and Peace commission will tomorrow, Saturday August 20, 2016 hold Mass in memory of Fr John A. Kaiser at Morendat, Naivasha. The event will begin with a procession that will begin at 9.00am from Naivasha parish to Morendat the place where Fr Kaiser’s body was found 16 years ago. Bishop Cornelius Arap Korir will preside over the Holy Mass from 10.00am On August 24, 2000 Fr Kaiser’s body was found at Morendat – Naivasha, along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. The cause of his death could not be ascertained at the moment…

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KENYA: Catholic sponsored Schools Conference Underway in Nairobi

NAIROBI AUGUST 16, 2016 (CISA) – A conference for principals of Catholic sponsored schools is currently underway in Nairobi. The three day conference (16 – 18 August) organized by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Commission for Education and Religious Education is taking place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, (Langat-campus). The Conference will tackle several issues affecting catholic schools such as integration of gospel values in education, teacher management, Catholic Identity, examination integrity and the ongoing education reforms. The annually held event will be attended by the members of Catholic Schools Principals Association – Kenya (CaSPA-K) and…