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  • Promise in Africa
    Colorado nonprofit aids needy students in Africa
    A nonprofit founded by Father Evan Armatas, parish priest at St. Spyridons Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colo., is building a growing network of schools in Africa. Over the 12 years of existence of the St. Nektarios Education Fund, Father...
  • War and hunger afflict South Sudan
    UK makes holiday gift to Sudan
    The United Kingdom made a holiday gift to Sudan this week. A total of GBP 11.2 million (US $ 17.7 million) was donated by the UK's Department for International Development to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).The funds will be used by WFP to...
  • Overland journey to Iringa, Southern Highlands of Tanzania
    Overland journey to Iringa, Southern Highlands of Tanzania
    Iringa in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands was our last stop on our overland adventure before crossing into Malawi.After leavingKipepeo Beach Village, south of Dar Es Salaam we were back on the road for a two-day journey to the country Malawi....
  • Food aid at risk for Somalia
    Somalia facing a new year of tragedy
    There is alarming news coming from Somalia. The East African nation, which just three years ago suffered a famine, is in danger of a new hunger emergency.With over a million people needing life-saving food, funding for humanitarian aid is low. The...
  • White rhino
    Northern white rhino dies at San Diego Safari Zoo leaving only five in existence
    The northern white rhinoceros is close to extinction and after the death of one rhino at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday, there are only five left. All of the rhinos are in captivity.Angalifu was 44-years-old when he died of old age at the...
  • Fonio a key crop to ending hunger
    Ancient grain fights hunger during climate change
    What has caused tremendous hunger and suffering in the Sahel region of Africa? Drought. With drastic climate change taking place, droughts are creating food shortages in this region.There is a crop that has tremendous resistance to drought. It is...
  • School meals needed for children in DRC
    A gift of school meals needed in DRC
    This fall, the U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), James C. Swan, redeclared a disaster in the African nation. Fighting continues to displace civilians and hunger is an extreme emergency.There are 4.1 million people in...
  • CRS aidrop of food in South Sudan
    South Sudan: peace or famine
    The coming new year may be another of horror in South Sudan. Aid agencies, including Oxfam and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), warn that famine could strike the country if a peace deal is not reached.It was one year ago that war in South Sudan...
  • Aid worker brings food to Ebola victims
    Ebola fighter once received aid herself
    Time Magazine recently named the brave people who fight the Ebola virus as their persons of the year. Among the heroes of West Africa is a woman with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).Her name is Adama Kamara and she works with WFP in...
  • Driving in Germany
    Young scientist gets patent to change fuel forever
    Nigerian young scientist's pioneering work earns him a Government patent to further his work on turning human urine into hydrogen ammonia flammable gases and fire resistant materials; the 31 year old scientist raises hope in a time of a global...
  • School feeding is started for Central African Republic refugees
    Good news for refugee children from the Central African Republic
    The war in the Central African Republic has claimed so much from innocent civilians. Children and their families have been forced to flee to neighboring countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).They can escape the militias...
  • Giraffe Conservation Foundation
    The silent extinction of giraffes in Africa
    Yesterday, the sad news broke about the rapidly shrinking giraffe population in Africa. Dr. Julian Fennessy, Executive Director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and a leading conservation scientist, commented that in the last 15 years, ...
  • Giraffes
    Giraffes' extinction: Population quickly dropping
    Giraffes' extinction may be closer than anyone thought. The population of giraffes in Africa has been quickly dropping. According to a Wednesday, Dec. 3 report by ABC, there are several reasons the giraffes' extinction is now a real danger...
  • U.S. alarmed by reports that ISIS is spreading into northern Africa
    U.S. alarmed by reports that ISIS is spreading into northern Africa
    The rise of the terrorist Muslim group, ISIS, also known as IS and ISIL appears to be spreading into northern Africa and serious concerns is rising within the U.S. government and intelligence agencies, the Washington Times reported on Thursday....
  • Norwegian Air flight brings aid to Central African Republic
    Norwegian Air, UNICEF team up for life-saving flight
    Norwegian Air recently filled the seats of a flight, but not with people. As part of the "Fill up a Plane" campaign, the Scandinavian airline collected and delivered life-saving supplies for the Central African Republic.Over one million...