Africa

  • January 14, 2007

    The Archbishop of Southern Africa has responded robustly to a recent threat made by some African Anglican heads who say that they will not attend the forthcoming Primates Meeting in Tanzania in February 2007 because of the presence of US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

  • January 12, 2007

    Recent US air strikes against militants in Somalia will do little to bring peace and security to the region, says leading UK-based international development agency Christian Aid.

  • January 12, 2007

    Two years after the signing of a peace agreement to end a 21-year-long civil war in Sudan, some church leaders in south Sudan are urging eventual secession for their region, saying Khartoum has failed to make unity attractive - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.

  • January 10, 2007

    Ugandans are celebrating the birth of a new circle of four Mennonite churches in southwestern Uganda. The churches, inaugurated in December 2006, are the result of development efforts begun in June 2004, by the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC).

  • January 9, 2007

    The General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Rev Dr Ishmael Noko, will lead an interfaith delegation to North and South Sudan from 9 to 13 January 2007 ‚Ä' reports LWI.

  • January 8, 2007

    A company based in the north of England is continuing to help save the lives of poor people in some 50 countries across the globe ‚Ä' by partnering with Christian Aid, the UK development agency, and by encouraging offices and public buildings to buy and use water coolers which donate a percentage of costs to water projects in the developing world.

  • January 6, 2007

    Kenyan Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi has urged his government to reconsider a decision earlier this week to close its borders to refugees from neighbouring strife-torn Somalia - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.

  • January 3, 2007

    The recent peaceful election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is just the first step in uniting a country ravaged by decades of war and dictatorship - writes Alain Kabeya N'tumba, advocacy officer for the Kinshasa office of CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.

  • December 23, 2006

    Angolan authorities could be planning to forcibly evict thousands of squatters living in the capital Luanda in a Mugabe-style slum clearance over the Christmas holiday, UK-based international aid agency Christian Aid has warned.

  • December 15, 2006

    Muslim clerics from 25 African countries failed to reach agreement on the use of condoms in preventing HIV and AIDS at a recent meeting in Zanzibar - writes Frank Jomo for Ecumenical News International