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South Africa at the Precipice of Opportunity – Covid-19 Vaccinations


Jan 26, 2021
Categories: news

  Covid-19 Vaccines are being distributed and administered all over the world. India, Egypt, and Guinea are all developing countries that have commenced vaccination with the latter two being African countries which are administering vaccines. Regrettably, Africa as a continent, lags behind with respect to vaccinations (1). Despite South Africa being one of the continents most developed and wealthiest countries the vaccination plan and roll out has been slow and received criticism from a number of...

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Only One Home (UnaSolaCasa) Humanity’s Response to the Test of Covid-19


Jan 20, 2021
Categories: news

At the end of March 2020, in the midst of the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scalabrinian Missionaries for the Europe and Africa region, through the Scalabrinian Agency for Cooperation and Development (ASCS), have promoted in their regional network of missionary positions and initiatives (Scalabrini International Migration Network - regional SIMN)  through a campaign to raise awareness and funds to primarily support migrants and refugees as "neighbours", who are suffering under the pandemic, due...

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SACBC Webinar


Jan 14, 2021
Categories: Event

A WEBINAR ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LAUDATO SI IN A LOCAL CHURCH: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES   One of the priority areas in the SACBC pastoral plan is the care of creation.

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Determinants of Healthy Aging in Internally Displaced Communities in Nigeria


Jan 12, 2021
Categories: news

How we age and our health prospects is an issue that concerns everyone, and it is further interesting to look at different populations to assess what factors influence healthy aging. In SIHMA’s African Human Mobility Review Journal Adebayo O.M. Makanju and Hafiz T.A. Khan explore and consider the determinants of Healthy Aging in Internally Displaced Communities in Nigeria.   The article may be summarised...

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December 2020 - Press Review


Jan 07, 2021
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE    Xenophobia surges as Covid-19 slams the South African economy  Bloomberg – 12 December 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a tragic toll on the South African economy, and pushed unemployment to a 17-year high. This reality triggered the emergence of widespread xenophobia, as anti-immigrant groups have staged demonstrations to demand for the mass deportation of foreigners. During a protest in Johannesburg, the chairwoman of the South Africa First party, Victoria Mamogobo, requested the deportation of...

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Remittances and economic growth: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda


Jan 06, 2021
Categories: news

There has, in recent years, been a growing consensus amongst migration scholars and economists around the connection between diaspora and economic development. Yet, only a few studies have actually examined this connection, and their results have not always been conclusive. In our latest edition of the African Human Mobility Review, a joint effort with the University of Western Cape, we published Mulatu F. Zerihun’s research paper titled “Remittances and Economic Growth: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda”...

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