At Least 14 Peacekeepers, 5 Congolese Soldiers Die in DRC in Worst Attack on...

At least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the "worst attack in...

Entire Christian Families, Including Children, Being Arrested in Eritrea Just for Praying

Entire evangelical Christian families, including children, are reportedly being arrested in new persecution tactics being used by Eritrean officials, human rights activists have said. "Since...

Final Death Toll in Somalia’s Massive Truck Bombing Is 512 People

The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the...

Despite Persecution, Christian Population in South Sudan is Growing

“IF SOUTH SUDAN secedes,” Omar al-Bashir told supporters at a rally in 2010, “we will change the constitution”, paying no attention to “diversity of...

African Union Commission Says 400,000 to 700,000 African Migrants Are in Libyan Camps

Between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants are living in camps in Libya, often under “inhuman” conditions, the chairman of the African Union Commission said...

Exiled African Music Star Awaits Real Change in Zimbabwe

As Zimbabweans celebrated the ouster of dictator Robert Mugabe, they danced on the streets to previously banned protest songs by one of the country’s...

Libyan Migrant Camps in Spotlight at European Union-Africa Summit

European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention centers in Libya, the main...

Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn in as Kenyan President After Months of Election Turmoil

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election...

New Survey Examines the Beliefs and Practices of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christian Population

Ethiopia has the largest Orthodox Christian population outside Europe, and, by many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do...

Zimbabwean Mediator Says Mugabe Was Relieved After Resigning

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his...
President Robert Mugabe listens to his wife Grace Mugabe at a rally of his ruling ZANU(PF) party in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 8, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO)

Backmatter: Behind-the-Scenes of Mugabe’s Downfall in Zimbabwe

Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had...

Zimbabwe Judge Rules That Military’s Action Against Mugabe Was Legal

Zimbabwe’s military action leading to Robert Mugabe’s resignation was legal, a High Court judge has ruled, as the military seeks to show its moves...
Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia arrive at the presidential inauguration ceremony in Harare on Friday. (Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP)

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s New President, is Sworn In, Vows to Serve All Citizens

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt "deeply humbled" to take the role. And...

A Timeline of What Happened in Zimbabwe’s Political Drama

Zimbabwe is poised to swear in new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday morning, just two and a half weeks after his firing by longtime...
Christians from the World Victory Centre sing hymns during an Easter crusade service for the victims of the Garissa University attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 5, 2015. (PHOTO: REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA)

Kenyan Woman Disowned by Muslim Family, Stripped of Possessions After She Converts to Christianity

“Islam was a yoke to my heart. I felt as if I was forced to believe in things that were a heavy burden to...

Church in Algeria Shut Down by Government for ‘Illegally’ Printing Bibles and Evangelism Materials

A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the...

Can Zimbabwe’s New Leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Bring Change?

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be...
The Treeq Alsika Migrant Detention Center in Tripoli, where some migrants are held by Libyan authorities before they are repatriated.

Rwanda Offers to Shelter African Migrants Being Sold Into Slavery in Libya

Rwanda is offering to host some of the African migrants who reportedly face abuse in Libya. Rwanda’s government says in a statement that “we cannot...

Zimbabwe’s Incoming Leader Emmerson Mnangagwa Returns Home to Celebrations

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert...

Mugabe Leaves Legacy of Economic Ruin & Upheaval in Zimbabwe

From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and...