The recently held 2nd Annual Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog Conference lived to its expectations as a marketplace of ideas.

The conference, which brought together experts from a wide variety of disciplines and from all over the world, ran under the theme Religion, Governance and Humanitarianism in Africa.

It explored issues ranging from religion, migration, HIV and AIDS, Pentecostalism, governance, Ubuntu, among many other issues that are relevant to the African continent.

The titles of presentations were catchy, wetting delegates’ appetites before the conference started: ‘Religion as site of struggle’, ‘The politics of prayer’, ‘Men of God’, ‘Seek the economic kingdom first’, ‘Engaging the Jihad against poverty’, ‘The pastor’s wife’, among others.

Delegates hailed the conference as a great success and appreciated SMMS for hosting it.