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Amaravathi, India: The Human Cost of Building a New Capital City

Amaravathi, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh is pictured as a Global City with amazing energy offering immense opportunities for its citizens. But there are thousands upon thousands of the landless labourers, craftsmen and agriculturalists who will lose their homes, livelihoods and identity with no idea of what the future holds for them. The Documentary…

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Basankusu, DR Congo: Health Workers in Fight against Ebola Claim Arrears

Tension remains high in the 3 health zones of Bolomba, where health workers have been claiming their premiums for about 4 months. They have launched a strike movement since Sunday, October 18 by burning tires and barricading roads. They also threatened humanitarians assigned to these response operations against the Ebola virus disease in Bolomba-center, as…

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Hyderabad, India: Montfort Social Institute Extending Support to the Transgender Community

The 11-year-old Montfort Social Institute has been actively working among the transgender community for the past year. Its parent project Montfort Rainbows was launched in October 2019. “Montfort Social Institute is one of the very first organizations from the Catholic Church to come forward to extend support to the transgender community to lift them from…

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Pakistan: Evidence of Early Christian Presence

On 14th June 2020, the first evidence of Skardu having Christian predecessors was found on the highest mountain of Kavardo village. A three member expedition team from the University of Baltistan, Skardu, discovered a surprise cultural heritage, a huge ‘holy cross shaped rock’ consciously carved on marble. The Research & Expedition team under the leadership…

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Basankusu, DR Congo: Several Shipping Accidents

More than seventy dead and several missing since the start of October have been recorded in shipping accidents in Equateur province. These are small wooden cargo vessels that capsized with passengers and their cargo on board. All three cases of fatal accidents occurred during night navigation on the Lulonga River between Mbandaka and Basankusu. The…

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DR Congo: Six Issues Bishops Want Addressed

They call on Congolese citizens to “peacefully resist the balkanization of our country, depopulation and occupation of the land through national cohesion and the refusal of treason, favoring the surge of patriotism alongside our Armed Forces.” The Bishops also express their concerns about gross human right abuses in the Central African nation saying, “The impetus…