Agnes Aineah

Agnes Aineah

Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a master of arts degree in digital journalism from the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, media, and communications from Kenya’s Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.

Articles by Agnes Aineah

Jesuit priest: Stories of Rwandan women ‘scarred by genocide’ must be told

Apr 20, 2024 / 09:30 am

According to Father Marcel Uwineza, telling the stories of the women gives a voice to the women who, he said, “were practically silenced by the genocide.”

German bishops to Church in Africa: Initiate canonization of German martyrs

Mar 16, 2024 / 09:00 am

A representative of the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference has challenged African Church leaders to initiate the canonization processes for German martyrs.

Nigerian Christians are being martyred — here’s how it’s affecting seminary formation

Jan 26, 2024 / 11:40 am

There is an emerging spirituality in Nigerian seminaries and monasteries that many may find difficult to grasp: the spirituality of martyrdom. 

Parish priest in Nigeria abducted while answering sick call

Dec 5, 2023 / 13:06 pm

Father Kingsley Eze, parish priest of St. Michael’s Umuekebi Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Imo state, was kidnapped Nov. 30 and his whereabouts are unknown.

‘I am prepared to die a martyr’: Freed Nigerian monk recounts kidnapping, murder of brother monk

Nov 30, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Brother Peter Olarewaju recounts the horrific kidnapping and torture he and other monks suffered, including the murder of a brother monk.

Monk killed after kidnapping from Nigerian monastery eulogized as prayerful, easygoing

Oct 25, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Brother Godwin Eze was kidnapped Oct. 17 alongside two others from the Benedictine monastery in Eruku, Nigeria, located in the Diocese of Ilorin.

Monk shot, body thrown in river following kidnapping at Nigerian monastery

Oct 24, 2023 / 13:00 pm

A diocese in Nigeria announced that Brother Godwin Eze, a monk who was kidnapped with two others from a Benedictine monastery, was murdered.

‘We came back stronger’: Priest, seminarian abducted in Nigeria recall three-week ordeal

Sep 22, 2023 / 12:30 pm

“When the men took us, I had so much fear in my heart, thinking of the worst that could happen to us. I couldn’t stop praying,” seminarian Melchior Maharini said.

Catholic peace organization condemns sexual enslavement of Mozambican Christians

Sep 21, 2023 / 16:45 pm

In an interview with ACI Africa, the director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute confirmed reports of a leaked Islamic State internal circular.

Human rights group to Nigeria security agents after priest’s kidnapping: ‘Act or resign’

Sep 20, 2023 / 15:00 pm

The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law has condemned the Sept. 16-17 kidnapping of more than 30 people in Nigeria, including a Catholic priest.

11 killed as Islamist jihadists reportedly target Christians in Mozambican village

Sep 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm

After separating the Christians from the Muslims, “they opened fire on the Christians,” a Sept. 18 Aid to the Church in Need report stated.

Seminarian in Nigeria burned alive in botched kidnapping 

Sep 8, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died when Fulanis attacked St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Parish on Thursday, Sept. 7, and set the rectory ablaze.

Family life, ‘bonding together’ behind spread of Christianity in Africa, U.S. bishop says

Aug 29, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of Phoenix returned from a 12-day trip to the African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya on Aug. 22.

Seminarian in Nigeria narrowly escapes shooting by Islamist Fulani attackers

Aug 24, 2023 / 11:30 am

David Igba was traveling with two others when their car was sprayed with bullets by a group of gun-wielding Fulani herders in the Aug. 21 incident.

‘Spiritually transformative’: Nun recalls Mali captivity in new religious freedom report

Jun 28, 2023 / 10:00 am

The Colombian nun narrated her experience in the foreword of the 2023 edition of the Religious Freedom in the World Report published June 22.

5-year-old beheaded, 33 killed in Nigeria; Christian foundation calls for action

Apr 20, 2023 / 14:30 pm

A 5-year-old boy was reportedly beheaded when Islamists attacked a village in southern Kaduna State, leaving dozens of people dead.

Report: Wave of murders after elections in Nigeria forces Catholic diocese staff to evacuate

Mar 3, 2023 / 18:10 pm

Dozens of people were reportedly killed in attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Benue State Wednesday, a diocesan official said.

Missionary priest in Central African Republic injured in land mine explosion has foot amputated

Feb 16, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Father Norberto Pozzi was injured when the car he was traveling in drove over a land mine, causing it to explode, on his way to Bocaranga, CAR.

Nigerian priest: Federal government has refused to help regarding abductions, killings

Jul 22, 2022 / 15:45 pm

Nigeria’s government has everything it needs to stop the ongoing attacks that are targeting Christians, but has refused to help, a Catholic priest in the West African country has said.

'It was a miracle I escaped': Nigerian sister recounts deadly shooting

Mar 16, 2022 / 16:13 pm

Sister Nkiru was returning home from a marriage ceremony with other people when armed assailants opened fire on their vehicle.