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Friday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day has been internationally recognized on June 20 ever since it was established by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2001. It serves as an opportunity to learn... READ MORE

DRC’s 47th Independence Anniversary

Last fall, the Democratic Republic of Congo completed the first democratic election in many years. Saturday, June 30th, a corresponding celebration of Congolese independence was more than necessary!  We hope that you were... READ MORE

Beating Ploughshares into Swords?

The Disturbing Direction of US Africa PolicyThe creation of AFRICOM signifies deeper and more sustained U.S. military engagement on the continent than we have ever seen. Yet, AFRICOM is hardly surprising; the militarization... READ MORE

Nigerian Bishops Speak Out About Elections

In the person of their chairman, Bishop Felix Alaba Job, the Nigerian Bishops’ Conference stated that Ngeria had failed to conduct free, fair and credible elections.  Citing several examples of mismanagement of the... READ MORE

Holy See Calls for Action on Trade Justice

Speaking at the United Nations last week, the Vatican Ambassador, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, reminded the assembly that the need for an agreement on trade issues is ‘ a moral imperative that cannot be... READ MORE

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