Africa

  • 4 Feb 2008

    Regional and international staff working for major church agencies involved in the region are consulting about relief interventions in the immediate aftermath of a series of quakes in Africa's Great Lakes area.

  • 29 Jan 2008

    The All Africa Conference of Churches is pleading with Kenyans to see their current political crisis as not only a national one, but as one in which the whole African continent is looking on in sorrow at the formerly peaceful country.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is hosting a series of public events in several major English cities addressing the issue of unfair trade, African poverty and how they can be addressed by public and politicians.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Extreme rainfall in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe has caused severe flooding with devastating consequences - including food shortages to come as farmers’ crops are washed away, warn international church and development bodies.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    An ecumenical Christian commemoration of the millions of Africans who died in the barbaric cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade is also highlighting the continuing oppression of their descendants around the world.

  • 30 Nov 2007

    An NGO in Mali has won the International Service Human Rights Award for the Defence of Human Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS. The awards highlight the role development workers play in defending the human rights of vulnerable people.

  • 27 Nov 2007

    The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) has held its first equipping conference for African partner organisations in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, from 22-26 November 2007. It was entitled 'Strength to Strength'.

  • 23 Nov 2007

    A coalition of African and US Methodist church leaders are asking how African people and nations are being affected by Chinese long- and short-term investments in the region, often in exchange for mineral and mining rights.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    Africa Action has welcomed revised estimates of the global AIDS pandemic published yesterday by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) but cautioned that funding levels for tackling HIV/AIDS were still far too low.

  • 16 Nov 2007

    A severe reminder from Africa of the wealth constructed "on the continued extraction and plunder of Africa's resources as well as on the exploitation of Africa's people" has been addressed to Christians living in the global North.