Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Role of the Church in African Governance

From Ecumenical News International:
Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African church leaders to become key players in the process of achieving good governance in the continent. "The Church must be a critical partner in the on-going efforts at strengthening the structures of democratic governance, and bringing about sustained development in an environment of justice, equity, and fairness," Obasanjo told leaders at a meeting of the Nairobi-based All Africa Conference of Churches.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Anonymous Report from the Ground

Things have quietened down quite a lot here, but the suffering is still out there - just not concentrated in central locations. The displaced who stayed with us are gradually making their way back to us - just to say hello and tell us where they are staying now (mostly in the rural areas, or with friends) and to get a bit of food from us.

Economically, we are in dire straits (which is great news - the suffering is intensifying, but there is no other remedy) - power cuts are more frequent (making it impossible for industry to function), fuel is non existent (unless you import it yourself at black market prices) and the forex rate is soaring. Best of all is the fact that "he" has come back empty-handed from the chinese....!