Source: UN Women - Africa |

United Nations Women and partners fight gender-based violence by helping to change social norms and attitudes in Ethiopia

Tegenie, a GBV specialist for Norwegian Church Aid, has dedicated his life to ending child marriage and violence against women

Mengistie Tegenie’s four sisters were married before the age of 18. Bright and academically gifted, their schooling—like that of many young women in Ethiopia—stopped after their arranged marriages. During his first year at university, Tegenie says he felt guilty that he was able to continue his studies while his sisters…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Meskel Holiday colorfully celebrated nationwide

Memhir Simon Beyene presented a presentation on the historical context of the Meskel Holiday and wished the Eritrean people, in general, and the faithful, in particular, a Happy Holiday as well as peace and prosperity

Meskel, the Finding of True Cross, was enthusiastically celebrated across the country today, 28 September. A prayer service presided over by Abune Petros, Archbishop of the Orthodox Tewahdo Church of Eritrea, was held at the celebration held at Bahti Meskerem, in which Ministers, senior Government, and PFDJ officials, members of…

Source: The State House, Abuja |

Eid–el–Maulud: Imbibe the Virtues of Prophet Muhammad, Tinubu Urges Muslims

The President, in a statement on Tuesday, said beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and beyond on this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, charging them to live by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. The President, in a statement on Tuesday, said beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used…

Source: Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) |

Nigeria: Religion, Civic Responsibility and the Building of a Better Nigeria

A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at Chida International Hotel, Utako District, Abuja, 7 to 15 September 2023. PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, held our Second Plenary Meeting for the year at Chida International Hotel,…

Source: The State House, Abuja |

Nigeria: President Tinubu Mourns Islamic Preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu

President Tinubu has described the death of the religious leader as a loss which reverberates beyond the late preacher’s immediate community

President Bola Tinubu sends his condolences and sympathy to the family, followers, and associates of the prominent Islamic preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, who passed away on Wednesday. President Tinubu has described the death of the religious leader as a loss which reverberates beyond the late preacher’s immediate community, and…

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APO Group launches a unique curriculum to empower communications professionals working in Africa

The inaugural APO Group Communications Curriculum involves more than 130 communications professionals working for national rugby federations and the Roman Catholic Church across 30 African countries

APO Group (https://APO-opa.com/), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce the launch of its unique Communications Curriculum designed to help hundreds of comms professionals across Africa develop their skills in all aspects of Public Relations, media relations, and content strategy. The pro-bono initiative has…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iran’s foreign minister, Algeria’s parliament speaker stress development of bilateral ties

During the meeting, they exchanged views on issues of common concern and areas of development of cooperation between the two countries

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met the Speaker of the People's National Assembly of Algeria Ibrahim Boughali on Monday evening at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, they exchanged views on issues of common concern and areas of development of cooperation between the two countries, including in…

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West African media professionals pledge to promote interreligious dialogue and peace

The Refresher Program 2023 brought together eighty (80) participants came from nine (9) countries which are Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo

The 8th "Refresher Program" of West African Catholic journalists and communicators gathered within the African Catholic Press Union (UCAP) (www.facebook.com/UcapOfficialPage) was held from August 9 to August 17, 2023 at the Saint Jean Eudes Center in Atrokpocodji in the town of Abomey-Calavi, a neighboring town of Cotonou in the Republic…

Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)
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Nigeria to Host Catholic Communications Assembly for Africa

The event, which is billed to hold between November 18 and 21, 2023, will be attended by the Bishop Chairmen from each region of Africa

Lagos, the commercial centre of Nigeria is set to host Catholic Bishops and communication experts across Africa, as they gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS). According to the President of CEPACS, Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, Bishop of Oyo Diocese, the…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Cultivate the attitude of gratitude - Bishop Eciru

Bishop Eciru made this call during a thanksgiving mass at the country residence of Speaker Anita Among on Sunday, 13 August 2023

The Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese, Rt Rev Dr. Joseph Eciru Oliach has urged Ugandans to cultivate the attitude of gratitude, peace, and companionship. Bishop Eciru made this call during a thanksgiving mass at the country residence of Speaker Anita Among on Sunday, 13 August 2023. The ceremony was attended…