Religious Leaders in Africa Join Fight to Save Elephants and Rhinos from Poaching

The escalating slaughter of elephants and rhinos is drawing the anger of conservationist clerics, who have begun enlisting church members in the battle to...

United Nations to Send Nearly 12,000 Peacekeepers to Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where fighting between Christians and Muslims has...

Nearly a Year After Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood Were Overthrown in Egypt,...

The architects of the military takeover in Egypt promised a new era of tolerance and pluralism when they deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the...

Why Hasn’t the American Mainstream Media Made Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis Mainstream News?

For the last few months all eyes have been on the Ukraine with American mainstream media’s endless flurry of headline news updates about the...

Militants and Army of S. Sudan Point Fingers at Each Other After Breaking of...

South Sudan's army and rebel forces blamed each other on Sunday for violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, fighting that will...

John McCain says U.S. Should Send Special Forces to Rescue Nigerian Girls

The hawkish Senator tells The Daily Beast that American forces should#BringBackOurGirls—even if the Nigerian government says no. The United States should send in special forces...

An Intriguing Story About Prayer, the Power of Christian Leadership, and Nelson Mandela

I stood in the cell where Nelson Mandela spent eighteen of his twenty-seven imprisoned years.  While it now appeared unremarkable, it still seemed somewhat...

2 Killed as Protesters Clash with Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

At least two people have been killed during protests in the capital of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), where there has been an upsurge...

Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 8 People, Burn Down Church In Nigeria Village Attacks

Gunmen killed at least eight people and burned down a church in attacks on two villages in Nigeria's central Plateau state on Wednesday, a...

Boko Haram Attacks Villages and Churches in Nigeria; Dozens Killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed dozens of people in an attack on three Nigerian villages, including one targeting worshippers at a church, a few kilometres...

After Promising his Daughter she Could be a Princess, Father Claims Territory in Africa...

Jeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Va., home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess. Heaton,...

Memorabilia Signed by Nelson Mandela Auctioned in South Africa

A collection of unusual items signed by South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been auctioned in Johannesburg. The lots included a chess set, of...

World Marks First “Nelson Mandela Day” Since S. African Leader’s Death

It's Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela's birthday. Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace...

Nigeria’s Redeemed Christian Church of God In Mourning After Boko Haram Militants Murder Their...

The murder of Taiwo Dokun, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), by suspected Boko Haram militants in Dille, Borno State,...

Lagos Government Warns Prophet TB Joshua Not to Accept Ebola Victims Into His Church...

Officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Federal Government visited the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet...

Winnie Mandela Challenging the Estate of Former President Nelson Mandela to Gain Rights to...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is challenging the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, according to a...

Zimbabwe Pastor Menard Zvenyika Commits Suicide After Adulterous Relationship Is Revealed

A REFORMED Church in Zimbabwe pastor, Reverend Menard Zvenyika, who was facing a $10,000 lawsuit from a Masvingo man for having an adulterous relationship...

Prime Minister of Lesotho Flees Country, Asks for Peacekeepers After Attempted “Coup”

Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the...

African Coalition Sponsored by the U.S. Has Been Accused of Raping Women and Girls...

Some African Union troops in Somalia allegedly forced female refugees to have sex with soldiers in exchange for food and humanitarian aid.It’s hard to imagine...

Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 15 at Nigerian College

Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four...