January 18, 2017

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  • GAMBIA: President-elect Barrow to Stay in Senegal until Inauguration

    DAKAR JANUARY 17, 2017 (CISA) – Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in Senegal and will remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration, Senegalese officials have said. Barrow left Gambia for neighboring Senegal on August 15, a day after West African leaders failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step aside, Reuters reported “He (Barrow) is in Dakar. He will be back for the inauguration and we are mobilizing the whole country for that,” said Isatou Toure, a member of Barrow’s coalition. Backed by the West and the African Union, Barrow, is due to be inaugurated…

  • VATICAN: Pope Meets President of Republic of Guinea

    VATICAN CITY JANUARY 17, 2017(CISA) – Pope Francis on January 16 met Prof. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea at the Vatican. In a press statement released by the Vatican, he described the meeting as cordial and said they highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and the Republic of Guinea. The statement focused on questions of common interest such as integral human development, care of the environment, the fight against poverty and social injustice and the development of adequate policies in regards to the phenomenon of migration. The important role and the contribution of Catholic…

  • NIGERIA: You Cannot Kill in the Name of Religion, Bishop Kukah Warns

    ABUJA JANUARY 17, 2017(CISA) – Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has warned against killings and other vices committed in the name of religious affiliations in the country. “We have a feeling that somehow, people can genuinely kill in the name of religion. I think that unless Nigeria as a country is prepared to make laws and ensure that all citizens live by same and be answerable by the same law, what we are witnessing is a symptom, not the disease. The creeping inequalities, the inability of this system to deliver has made us uncomfortable,” said Bishop Kukah….

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GAMBIA: President-elect Barrow to Stay in Senegal until Inauguration

Jan 18, 2017

DAKAR JANUARY 17, 2017 (CISA) – Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in Senegal and will remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration, Senegalese officials have said. Barrow left Gambia for neighboring Senegal on August 15, a day after West African leaders failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step aside, Reuters reported “He (Barrow) is in Dakar. He will be back for the inauguration and we are mobilizing the whole country for that,” said Isatou Toure, a member of Barrow’s coalition. Backed by the West and the African Union, Barrow, is due to be inaugurated…

VATICAN: Pope Meets President of Republic of Guinea

Jan 18, 2017

VATICAN CITY JANUARY 17, 2017(CISA) – Pope Francis on January 16 met Prof. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea at the Vatican. In a press statement released by the Vatican, he described the meeting as cordial and said they highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and the Republic of Guinea. The statement focused on questions of common interest such as integral human development, care of the environment, the fight against poverty and social injustice and the development of adequate policies in regards to the phenomenon of migration. The important role and the contribution of Catholic…

NIGERIA: You Cannot Kill in the Name of Religion, Bishop Kukah Warns

Jan 18, 2017

ABUJA JANUARY 17, 2017(CISA) – Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has warned against killings and other vices committed in the name of religious affiliations in the country. “We have a feeling that somehow, people can genuinely kill in the name of religion. I think that unless Nigeria as a country is prepared to make laws and ensure that all citizens live by same and be answerable by the same law, what we are witnessing is a symptom, not the disease. The creeping inequalities, the inability of this system to deliver has made us uncomfortable,” said Bishop Kukah….

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KENYA: Bishops Appeal to Doctors to Resume Essential Duties, Offer to Mediate Stand Off

NAIROBI JANUARY 13, 2017(CISA)-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB) has appealed to striking doctors to resume essential medical duties to help save lives. “We appeal to their conscience to be able to resume essential medical duties, even to a limited extent as the Union continues with the negotiation with the relevant Government organs,” said the bishops in a press statement dated January 10, 2017. In the statement titled, “The Poor are dying,” the bishops noted that the on-going grand-standing and chest thumping by the Doctors’ Union on one hand and the National and County Governments on the other, enhances the…

KENYA: Bishops Call for Dialogue over Electoral Laws

NAIROBI JANUARY 13, 2017(CISA)-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has called for dialogue over the contentious election laws to ensure a peaceful and credible election in August this year. In a press statement sent to CISA, January 11, the bishops urged the government and the opposition to put the interests of the country first to avoid a repeat of the 2007-2008 post election violence that claimed more than 1,000 lives and left over 600,000 people internally displaced. “We wish to make a passionate appeal for sobriety to give dialogue a chance in order to reach consensus and harmonious resolution…

GAMBIA: President Jammeh shouldn’t Seek Asylum, says Adama Barrow

BANJUL JANUARY 13, 2017 (CISA) – Gambia’s opposition leader Adama Barrow has said that there is no need for President Yahya Jammeh to seek asylum. Barrow’s sentiments followed Nigeria’s lower house decision on January 12, to authorize President Muhammadu Buhari to offer President Jammeh asylum if he steps down and hand over power to Barrow – who won Gambia’s December 1, 2016 elections, reported Reuters. The motion was sponsored by Sani Zorro, a member of the president’s ruling All Progressive Congress party. “We need to strengthen the hands of the president [Buhari] while negotiating,” said Zorro. President Buhari is due to…

KENYA: Bishop Emeritus of Ngong, Colin Davies is Dead

NGONG JANUARY 10, 2017(CISA) – Emeritus Bishop Colin Cameron Davies, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Ngong is dead. Bishop Davies died on January 8 at Freshfield town in England. “It is with regret that we inform you the death of Bishop Colin Davies at 7.45 pm on Sunday 8th January 2017 in Freshfield, aged 92,” read a statement sent to CISA today by the Catholic Diocese of Ngong Communications office. Bishop Davies was born on June 10, 1924 in the Canary Islands, Spain, to Arthur Davies and Ellen Mary (neé Joyce), the third in the family of six children….