The Ultimate Gift – HLI and the Birth of “Happiness”

Tanzanian teen Neema Kavishe (19), a resident of Arusha, was devastated when she found she was pregnant and the father abdicated all parental responsibility. She had been desperately in need of school funds to continue her secondary education, but her poor parents were not able to help. Then in June, 2016, Neema was approached by . . . Read more

Imagine the Possibilities in Africa

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completing our pro-life training program in Dar es Salaam, the Catholic Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar gathered . . . Read more

Where the Faith is Alive…

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve learned in our travels about the tactics and well-known strategies of the population control industry and what has worked in stopping them. . . . Read more

Bringing the Gospel of Life to Kayanga, Tanzania

Bishop Almachius Vincent Rweyongeza is committed to making the Gospel of Life a living reality in his diocese. In late April, HLI’s regional director of English-speaking Africa, Emil Hagamu, visited the diocese of Kayanga on a very successful mission trip. He was impressed by the bishop’s tireless efforts to encourage his faithful to be generous . . . Read more

Eliminating the Poor is not a Solution to Poverty

Population control groups are taking advantage of a leadership transition period in Tanzania, and are intensifying their activities in the country. Their mission is a frightening one: reducing the number of poor people in order to reduce poverty. This outrageous and backwards strategy is awkwardly promoted under the false name of women’s empowerment and choice, . . . Read more

HLI Tanzania: Model for Pro-Life Action

Once you attack children, you attack the nation… We don’t need condoms. We don’t need contraception. We don’t need abortion. – Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life International   Emil Hagamu is one of millions of Africans who increasingly wonder what wealthy Western nations want from Africa. All over the continent, the . . . Read more

Discussing Population Control with the Media in Tanzania

This past week our office received visitors from the media who wanted to talk about some of the current issues that affect our society in Tanzania, including population control. The first to arrive were two journalists from Channel Ten television. They wanted to know about the population control agenda in our country, taking into account . . . Read more

HLI Tanzania: Contraception Does Not “Empower” Our Youth – A Conversion Story

I visited St. Pius High School this week, located on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to teach about 100 students a sex education lesson focused on chastity. The headmaster of the school invited me to come give this lesson as the parents wanted teaching that reflects their traditional and faith values. Children in . . . Read more

HLI Tanzania Counsels Catholic Women’s Group on NFP

Today, two women from Catholic Women of Tanzania, Tegeta Parish, Dar es Salaam, visited the Human Life International office in Tanzania for a two-hour briefing on natural family planning (NFP), specifically the Billings Ovulation Method. Many of HLI’s affiliates across Africa work with people in the community on understanding the science of NFP, what the . . . Read more

Sorrowful Years Ahead for Pro-Lifers in Africa

We in the pro-life movement are facing another four sorrowful years ahead with the re-election of Barack Obama as the U.S. president. To those of us in Africa, his re-election means more funding for anti-life programs and policies including greater support for contraception and abortion. I think President Obama is going to push African leaders . . . Read more