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Pope Francis to visit South Sudan next year urges unity govt

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country’s leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its people.Francis spoke of...

The story of a Kenyan man born to an Italian Catholic priest

When Sabina Losirkale went into labor, her sister Scolastica recalls, priests and religious sisters filled the delivery ward waiting to see the color of the baby’s skin — and if their worst fears had come to pass.Scolastica and dozens...

Pope Francis urge Mozambicans to nurture peace, make it last

Pope Francis urged the people of Mozambique on Thursday to nurture their hard-earned peace and strive to provide equal opportunities for all so as not to slip back into civil war. Francis addressed President Filipe Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo...

Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis flies to Mozambique en route to Madagascar and Mauritius on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting the three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit conflict and natural disaster. Mozambique is first on his tour, and the pope recorded...

Pope Francis changes the Lord’s Prayer after frustration over ‘temptation’ line

POPE Francis has changed the Lord's Prayer after becoming frustrated at a line suggesting God might lead people into temptation.The head of the Catholic Church officially approved altering the phrase “lead us...

French billionaire pledges $113M to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Salma Hayek’s husband, the French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, pledged almost $113 million to rebuild Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.Pinault announced Tuesday that he will draw almost $113 million in funds from his...

Kenyan priest killed in cross-fire in Cameroon

A Kenyan priest stationed at a parish in Cameroon's troubled South-West region has been killed.He was caught in cross-fire between government forces and separatists, according to a local official.

Italian priest kidnapped near Niger-Burkina Faso border

An Italian priest has been kidnapped in a part of Niger where a number of extremist groups are active, the West African nation said Tuesday.Government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahmane said authorities had not...

Two Catholic priests abducted by gunmen in volatile eastern Congo

Gunmen in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the center of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants, the country's conference of bishops said on Monday. The two priests -- Charles...

Police says Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali being held by Islamic militant group

A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than two months ago in Mali is being held by the Macina Liberation Front Islamist militant group, Colombian national police said on Tuesday, citing intelligence reports. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was seized by armed...
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Group task Nigeria govt on accountability on Lassa fever, Coronavirus epidemics emergencies response

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Rwandan opposition figures jailed for 7-12 years for ‘conspiracy’

Six Rwandan opposition figures have been jailed for seven to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against...

Guinea’s Conde poised for referendum date despite protests

Guinea's President Alpha Conde is set to hold a constitutional referendum next month, government sources said, despite protests led by an opposition alliance fearful...

Opposition radio station in Benin rep. sacks all staff after govt revoke license

A radio station in Benin belonging to an exiled opponent of President Patrice Talon has sacked all its staff after authorities stopped it from...

Estranged wife of Zimbabwe VP gains custody of their 3 children

Zimbabwe vice president Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, gained custody of the couple's three children on Friday last week, as part of an...