Articles & Publications

  • Why The World should not forget the War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 17 Mar, 2023 - We now know that the DRC's insecurity has external causes starting with its neighboring countries to the East. Rwanda and Uganda, have been accused of supporting armed groups in the DRC for their own political and economic interests, mainly fueled by international demand for DRC’s natural resources. According to S/2022/967, the Midterm Report of the UN Group of Experts published in December 2022, the United Nations has officially established that Rwanda is involved in a proxy war against the DRC in the guise of the M23 rebel group. Local and foreign armed groups have been fighting for control of territory and resources that include  minerals, timber, and wildlife. This has resulted in gross human rights abuses and widespread insecurity, leading to the violent massacre of countless innocent lives and displacement of civilians.  
  • On International Women’s Day, AFJN Stands with African Women 8 Mar, 2023 - On March 8, 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD), Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) celebrates the achievements of all women in the world. We raise awareness about the challenges that persist, and we urge everyone to take action to drive gender parity. Today, in our ministry, we celebrate the strength and power of women worldwide, and send a resounding shoutout to the important role of Catholic nuns whose tireless passion for social justice has helped advance the rights of women in Africa for 40 years. We reaffirm that women are the center of society and familyhood, sharing with God the creative process of life, and believe that women’s rights are essentially human rights.
  • Dr. Rogers’ article published in SiERRAEYE Digital Magazine on the significance African elections in 2023 30 Jan, 2023 - January 2023 Dr. Steven Nabieu Rogers’ article “Will 2023 Be The Defining Moment for Sustaining Democracy in Africa” was featured in the “maiden edition” of Sierra Eye Digital Magazine that was posted on twitter @sierraeyesalone on January 29, 2023 on page 22. Click here to read the pdf. Will 2023 Be The Defining Moment for […]
  • Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Healthy 2023! 22 Dec, 2022 - Merry Christmas and happy (early) New Year from all of us at the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN)! As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and say goodbye to 2022, we want to use this opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we received throughout the year […]
  • Sr. Eucharia Madueke’s Reflections on the Kenya Hilton Convening 30 Nov, 2022 - The Africa Faith and Justice Network’s Sr. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdeN spoke on a panel about her advocacy training work coordinating the AFJN Women Empowerment Project in Africa. The multi-day event, which took place from October 26-28, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, brought hundreds of Catholic sisters from around the globe together to share and reflect on their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. The event was sponsored by Conrad N. Hilton Foundation who funded over 250 organizations.
  • AFJN Says Goodbye to Mary C. Furlong 30 Nov, 2022 - Mary C. Furlong recently died at age 85. She was a remarkable person of superior intellect, curiosity, activism, personal warmth, humor and care who was a great humanitarian, educator, philanthropist and friend of the Africa Faith and Justice Network.
  • Ghana: A Chinese Fish Farm Project Turned Into a Nightmare 30 Nov, 2022 - A fish farm project has turned into a nightmare for the people of Gbabgavuinu and Torgodo. Huawei Agriculture Development Center (HADC), a Chinese agriculture company registered in Asutuare in Eastern Region/Ghana, used heavy-duty equipment to build a T-shaped water wall to bank the water of a lagoon, which includes a small lake called Aklakpa. This created a fish farming pond that soon after flooded nearby farmland, destroying crops. The more it rains, the more it floods, threatening livelihoods and homes.When the community demanded compensation for what had been lost, HADC packed up and abandoned the project. Naturally, water from the lagoon drained into a stream that is an affluent of the Volta River. 
  • Youth Seminar Against Drug Abuse and Human Trafficking 17 Oct, 2022 - The youth of Sacred Heart Parish, Airport, Abuja spoke in a loud voice against Drug Abuse and Human Trafficking during a seminar given by African Faith and Justice Network, Nigeria at the parish.
  • AFJN Welcomes Alex Hoyt – 2022 Fall Intern 26 Sep, 2022 - Alexander Hoyt is a Senior at Indiana University majoring in Public Management & Leadership, minoring in Arts Management and Intelligence Studies. He is currently participating in the Washington Leadership Program.
  • AFJN Welcomes Elian Romano Brandt – 2022 Fall Intern 26 Sep, 2022 - Elian Romano Brandt is a junior at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany, participating in 2022 Fall Semester Program at the American University in Washington DC. He majors in political science with an emphasis on international politics and minors in public law, history and gender studies.

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