Church in South Africa Refuses to Allow Blacks to Attend

Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk, a South African church, recently told Black worshipers that they are not welcome to attend Sunday service with the rest of...

Beyonce Announces Clean Water Initiative to Benefit the Children of Burundi Through Her BeyGOOD...

Beyonce's new partnership to benefit clean water in Burundi comes to life at ESSENCE Fest. The lack of access to clean drinking water is a widespread...

Catholic Church Officials Say Fighting Has Killed Over 3,000 In Congo’s Kasai Region

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...
South Sudanese Catholics pray during Mass in 2011 at a church in Juba (CNS photo/ Mohmaed Messara, EPA)

Pope Francis Announces Plan to Aid War-Stricken People of South Sudan

Pope Francis is providing concrete aid to the war-stricken people of South Sudan and is calling on the international community “to make greater and...
Seleka Muslim militiamen drive through Bangui, Central African Republic in this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo. (AP)

Central African Republic: 100 People Reportedly Killed In Clashes Between Christian Militia and Muslim...

The mayor of a Central African Republic (CAR) town says at least 100 people are dead after heavy fighting broke out in the wake...
Original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr., center, the father of Barack Obama, have surfaced more than half a century after they were written. They are up for auction until Monday. (Credit: Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

Books by Barack Obama’s Father Are Up for Auction

In the late 1950s, a young Kenyan man named Barack Hussein Obama wrote a series of books in his native language, Luo, for a...
A crowd of displaced people look on as members of the U.N. multi-national police contingent provide security during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to South Sudan's largest camp for the internally-displaced, in Bentiu, South Sudan Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

South Sudan Has World’s Fastest Growing Number of Displaced Individuals

South Sudan has the world's fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director of the United...

Church in Central African Republic Shelters Muslims Fleeing Anti-balaka Extremists

More than 1,500 Muslims who found refuge in a church over a month ago are growing restless and desperate, priest says. At least 1,500 people,...
South Sudanese refugee children dance and sing before class on a dirt playing field at the Ombechi kindergarten in Uganda’s Bidi Bidi refugee settlement. The overcrowded settlement is struggling to provide education to a steady stream of refugees. (Ben Curtis/AP)

In Uganda’s Refugee Schools, Books and Pencils Are Few and Far Between

At this kindergarten on the edge of the world’s largest refugee camp, there are no notebooks. When it’s time to practice writing skills, children...
A mother whose daughter was shot in the head by attackers during a militant attack on a restaurant, grieves in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, June 15, 2017. Somalia’s security forces early Thursday morning ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab Islamic extremists at the popular “Pizza House” restaurant in the capital. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/Associated Press)

31 People Killed Overnight in Somali Restaurant Siege by Al-Shabab Terror Group

At least 31 people are dead after the overnight siege of a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital by al-Shabab Islamic extremists, ended Thursday morning...
Pope Francis delivers his blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis Gets Tough, Delivers Ultimatum to Nigerian Priests: Pledge ‘Total Obedience’ by July...

Pope Francis has laid down an ultimatum to defiant Nigerian priests: lose your job if you don't obey me and your bishop. Francis met June...
In this photo taken Saturday, June 3, 2017, South Sudanese refugee women who suffered sexual or other gender-based violence play a board game at a women’s center focusing on such violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. Gathered under tarpaulins baking in the sun, some of hundreds of survivors of sexual violence meet regularly at such centers to help each other get beyond their trauma. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

South Sudan Refugees Speak Out About Horrific Sexual Assaults; UN says Sexual Violence has...

Joy Diko recalls that the government soldiers who besieged her town were young enough to be her children. Yet the teenagers in South Sudan military...
File photo of Boko Haram terrorists.

6 People Killed, Dozens Injured in Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

At least six people are dead and dozens are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched a series of attacks on the capital of Borno...
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu greet people during his arrival at James Spriggs Payne Airport in Monrovia, Liberia on June 04, 2017.

Israel Carrying Out Strategic, High-tech Diplomacy in Africa

Israel is paying renewed attention to Africa over the last few years, not only as a diplomatic arena and an area of cooperation on...

Nearly 100 Eritrean Christians Arrested for Attending Illegal Church Denominations

The country of Eritrea is the 10th harshest persecutor of Christians in the world, according to Open Doors’ World Watch List. And last month,...

Nigerian Native Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu Is About to Begin PhD Studies at 18 – You...

While many students have just graduated from high school, 18-year-old Nigeria native Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is not your typical teen.  Chidi-Ogbolu just graduated summa cum laude...
A girl with measles sits under a tent in a refugee camp in South Sudan's capital Juba in 2014 (Reuters)

15 Children in South Sudan Die in Botched Measles Vaccination Campaign

The South Sudanese government says 15 young children have died as a result of a botched measles vaccination campaign. All of the children who died...
A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Ethiopia Shuts Down Nationwide Internet Access After High School Exam Leaks

Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on...

Vatican Scraps Plan for Pope Francis to Visit South Sudan as Country Struggles With...

The Vatican said  it had scrapped tentative plans for Pope Francis to make a visit this year to South Sudan, which has been hit...

UN Report Identifies Hundreds of Human Rights Violations Committed by Central African Republic

A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes,...