Christian Schools in Nigeria Forced to Close as Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Continue in Kaduna State

Christian Schools in Nigeria Forced to Close as Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Continue in...

An alarming rise in kidnappings has forced 13 schools, mostly Christian institutions, in Kaduna, Nigeria to close down in an effort to slow the...
Ethiopia PM Abiy’s party wins landslide victory in election

Ethiopia PM Abiy’s party wins landslide victory in election

ADDIS ABABA, July 10 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia's parliamentary election, the election board said...
Nigerian Parents Cry Out to God for Safe Return of 140 Students, Staff Abducted From Christian School

Nigerian Parents Cry Out to God for Safe Return of 140 Students, Staff Abducted...

Parents of the more than 140 students abducted from a Christian boarding school in Nigeria have been holding vigil outside the school, crying out...
South Africa’s Former President Zuma Tries to Block Arrest as Police Hold Back

South Africa’s Former President Zuma Tries to Block Arrest as Police Hold Back

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 (Reuters) - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma tried to block his arrest in court on Tuesday as top police officials...
140 Nigerian Baptist Students Kidnapped in Kaduna State

140 Nigerian Baptist Students Kidnapped in Kaduna State

More than 100 students at a Christian boarding school in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna were kidnapped early Monday morning. Shooting wildly, armed assailants breached...
Africa suffers record number of coronavirus plague cases

Africa suffers record number of coronavirus plague cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's resurgence of COVID-19 is setting record numbers of new daily cases, centered in Johannesburg and driven by the delta...
Muslim Father in Uganda Beats, Poisons Daughter for Turning to Christ

Muslim Father in Uganda Beats, Poisons Daughter for Turning to Christ

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 2, 2021 (Morning Star News) – A woman in eastern Uganda is struggling to recover after her Muslim father beat her and...
In Kenya, Faith Groups Work to Resettle Youth Returning From Al-Shabab

In Kenya, Faith Groups Work to Resettle Youth Returning From Al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — In Kenya’s coastal region, interfaith efforts to slow down or end youth recruitment into the militant Islamist group al-Shabab are...
Is the Tigray Crisis God’s Judgment or the Government’s? Ethiopian Christians Take Sides.

Is the Tigray Crisis God’s Judgment or the Government’s? Ethiopian Christians Take Sides.

There’s one thing that all evangelical Christians in Ethiopia can agree on: Three years ago, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power, their...
Kent Annan and Jamie Aten on Is a Solution to Vaccine Hesitancy Found in African Churches That Conquered Ebola?

Kent Annan and Jamie Aten on Is a Solution to Vaccine Hesitancy Found in...

Kent Annan is director of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College, where he leads an M.A. program as part of the Humanitarian Disaster...
South African Medics Threaten Court Action as Staff Shortages Hamper Coronavirus Response

South African Medics Threaten Court Action as Staff Shortages Hamper Coronavirus Response

The South African Medical Association threatened on Thursday to take the government to court because scores of new junior doctors cannot find placements despite...
2 Injured in Church Bombing Before Confirmation Ceremony in Democratic Republic of Congo; 2nd Bomber Killed by Own IED

2 Injured in Church Bombing Before Confirmation Ceremony in Democratic Republic of Congo; 2nd...

A makeshift bomb exploded inside a Catholic church in the city of Beni in DR Congo's conflict-plagued east on Sunday, injuring two women just...
Armed Fulani Kill Christian Doctor After Killing 17 other Christians in North-Central Nigeria

Armed Fulani Kill Christian Doctor After Killing 17 other Christians in North-Central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani shot a Christian doctor to death on June 17 in Niger state, Nigeria following attacks that...
Africa Battles New Coronavirus PlagueBy CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press  DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent’s countries struggle to vaccinate even a small percentage of the population, top health officials said Thursday.  “The third wave is picking up speed, spreading faster, hitting harder,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said Thursday  “With rapidly rising case numbers and increasing reports of serious illness, the latest surge threatens to be Africa’s worst yet,” she said in a weekly briefing. “Africa can still blunt the impact of these fast-rising infections, but the window of opportunity is closing. Everyone everywhere can do their bit by taking precautions to prevent transmission.”  New cases have been rising since the beginning of May and the resurgence will surpass previous waves by early July, according to WHO Africa. Wave Hitting Faster and Harder

Africa Battles New Coronavirus Plague Wave Hitting Faster and Harder

By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier...
See 1,098-carat diamond discovered in Botswana mine believed to be world’s third-largest ever found

See 1,098-carat diamond discovered in Botswana mine believed to be world’s third-largest ever found

One of the world's largest diamonds has been unearthed in Botswana, the country's government has announced. The 1,098-carat stone, believed to be the third...
Tigray women forced to choose between rape or death in Ethiopia

Tigray women forced to choose between rape or death in Ethiopia

Dozens of African and African-origin women observed the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on Saturday by speaking out against...
Christian pastor killed in Uganda over outreach to Muslims

Christian pastor killed in Uganda over outreach to Muslims

A radical Muslim has confessed to police in Uganda that he killed a 70-year-old pastor earlier this month because of Allah’s word to kill...
Three Students Dead After Militants Abduct 94 Students and Eight Staff from Nigeria School

Three Students Dead After Militants Abduct 94 Students and Eight Staff from Nigeria School

Three children have died following a school kidnapping of 94 students and eight staff in northwest Nigeria this week, the establishment’s principal said on...
‘I Made It,’ says South Sudanese Man who Fled to Disease-ridden Uganda in 2013 and is Now a Doctor Treating Coronavirus Patients

‘I Made It,’ says South Sudanese Man who Fled to Uganda During 2013 Civil...

After civil war forced Samuel Dhol Ayeun to flee South Sudan as a teenager to neighbouring Uganda in 2013, memories of watching friends die...
One Kidnapped Student Dead, Seven Rescued in Nigeria’s Kebbi State

One Kidnapped Student Dead, Seven Rescued in Nigeria’s Kebbi State

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on...