Malindi, Kenya: Diocesan Administrator Fr Albert Buijs MHM Launches Humanitarian Response to Covid-19
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Malindi, Kenya: Diocesan Administrator Fr Albert Buijs MHM Launches Humanitarian Response to Covid-19

On the same day of the interview, the Diocesan Administrator of Malindi, Fr. Albert Buijs MHM officially launched the humanitarian response, which saw CJPC donate items to 90 families for a start. The targeted beneficiaries are drawn from across the diocese located in Kilifi County, one of Kenya’s COVID-19 hotspots. It is one of the four Counties…

Hong Kong: Beijing’s Surreptitious Strangling Exercise
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Hong Kong: Beijing’s Surreptitious Strangling Exercise

I have known Martin Lee for almost 23 years. He is the epitome of wisdom, reason and gentle, though courageous, conviction. To arrest individuals throwing bricks or Molotov cocktails may have a justification in law. But to arrest a mild-mannered, octogenarian establishment lawyer and former legislator, along with other similarly reasonable, moderate democrats, is among…

Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘Now is Time for Peace’ – Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya
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Bamenda, Cameroon: ‘Now is Time for Peace’ – Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya

“After so many years fighting and killing each other, now is the time for peace,” Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda wrote in his pastoral letter dated April 17 in which he challenged the warring parties to take the difficult decision of ending the conflict. “As we should have all learned, it is easy to…

Anger at Treatment of Africans in China
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Anger at Treatment of Africans in China

Many Africans in Guangzhou, including Nigerians, Ugandans and Ghanaians, have been subject to unfair treatment. Some have being evicted by landlords or rejected by hotels, and some even left homeless. Diplomatic anger The city, and the government in Beijing, are now facing a full-blown diplomatic crisis and PR disaster amid accusations of racism. A group of African…

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan and the Battle to Keep Covid-19 at Bay
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The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan and the Battle to Keep Covid-19 at Bay

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan could not come at a worse time in South and Southeast Asia as governments battle to keep the Covid-19 pandemic at bay, presenting multiple potential dangers for Islam’s hundreds of millions of followers and their countrymen. Ramadan is, of course, a landmark event in the Muslim calendar celebrating the…

Nairobi, Kenya: A Mill Hill Student’s Experience of Lockdown
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Nairobi, Kenya: A Mill Hill Student’s Experience of Lockdown

There is a saying that Experience is the best teacher. When this pandemic started in China I could not really feel the effect until when there was a communication from the government here in Kenya that all schools should be closed. There was some excitement in me since I thought the lockdown was for a…

Cameroon: The Fate of Anglophone Displaced Persons in Douala
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Cameroon: The Fate of Anglophone Displaced Persons in Douala

While the world is focusing on the coronavirus pandemic, this is a story that began in Anglophone Cameroon before the era of COVID-19 and continues on. Emily*, 18, was a good student at school in Bamenda, in Anglophone Cameroon, excelling in science before the separatists forced the schools to close. She was looking forward to…

Filipino Health Workers in UK Die due to Coronavirus
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Filipino Health Workers in UK Die due to Coronavirus

At least 29 Filipinos including 18 health workers are thought to have died in the United Kingdom while a number of others are in critical condition due to coronavirus. Some 21 of these people were confirmed to have died from the virus while the other eight are suspected to have died from Covid-19, according to British media reports….

Brazil: Catholic Hospitals not Prepared for COVID-19
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Brazil: Catholic Hospitals not Prepared for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic came as many Catholic medical institutions were in the middle of a modernization program which better integrated them with the public sector, which may have helped prepared them for this unprecedented crisis; however their dependence on the weakened Brazilian public healthcare system may now be a problem. Source: CRUX Read more

Nun from DR Congo in Font Line Care for Corona Patients in Bergamo, Italy
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Nun from DR Congo in Font Line Care for Corona Patients in Bergamo, Italy

Sr. Angele Bipendu, a doctor in a hospital in Bergamo for the past two years, joined a health care unit specifically responsible for visiting the homes of COVID-19 patients. “Seeing that there were many doctors who were sick, many doctors who died, there were many patients who had no help and who had no follow-up,”…