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trees_featherLiving in and involved with the communities in which we work, we in the SMA witness on a daily basis the struggle of Africa to achieve its potential in today’s world.
Africa for the SMA is the continent where we have found:
– a welcome
– an openness to receiving God’s  Word
– an attraction that inspires our missionaries to spend and give their lives.  At present, SMA works in 16 countries in Africa. For more information about any of these countries click on the name of country below
Angola Benin Central African Rep D R Congo Egypt
Ghana Ivory Coast Kenya Liberia Morocco
Niger Nigeria South Africasouth_africa_flag Tanzaniatanzania TogoFlag of Togo
Zambia        

 

Congolese Catholics pressure Kabila into submission

Editor's Note: On September 13, 2018, Lucie Sarr of La Croix Africa reported that pressure exerted by the Lay Catholic Committee of Coordination, influenced...

Nigeria’s Zamfara State – where banditry is on the rise

Editor's Note: Earlier this month we carried a two-part reflection from the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan KUKAH, on the threats to...

NIGER/Africa: Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA expresses concern over kidnapping of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli SMA

UPDATE: 3:30PM Wednesday 20 September 2018 Press Release - Feast of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Thursday 20 September 2018 -...

NIGER/Africa: Update on Abduction of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli SMA

Latest Update: 10:30am, Thursday 20 September 2018 No request for a ransom yet - Latest from Agenzia Fides: Niamey (Agenzia Fides) - "We have no news...

AFRICA/NIGER – SMA Missionary Kidnapped by suspected Jihadists

Latest Update: 2pm, Wednesday 19 September 2018 In a statement, Niamey’s Archbishop Laurent Lompo said Father Pier Luigi Maccalli was attacked and abducted by “unidentified...

An African perspective on Laudato Si’ – towards an African theology of ecology

Whereas our traditional African cultures were highly concerned with respect for the balance between humankind and its environment, paradoxically this aspect of our tradition,...

THREATS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA – Part 2

It will be a great pity if Christians are looking up to President Buhari or his... party... to give us a sense of change....

THREATS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA – Part 1

We have received more concern and assistance from people who have no idea where we live than from those who are near to us....