ACI Africa

ACI Africa

ACI Africa ( is a service of EWTN News Inc. ( along with Catholic News Agency. It was officially inaugurated on Aug. 17, 2019, as a continental Catholic news agency serving the Church in Africa. Headquartered in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, this media apostolate will strive to tell Africa’s news by providing media coverage of Catholic events on the African continent and giving visibility to the activities of the Church across Africa. The editor-in-chief of ACI Africa is Father Don Bosco Onyalla.

Articles by ACI Africa

Christian leaders in Africa mark 30 years since Rwandan genocide

Apr 17, 2024 / 07:00 am

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum expressed their solidarity with the people of Rwanda as they remember the 800,000 people killed in the genocide.

Cardinal Sarah says contemporary Church is experiencing ‘temptation of atheism’

Apr 15, 2024 / 13:30 pm

“We pretend to be Christian believers and men of faith; we celebrate religious rites, but in fact we live as pagans and unbelievers,” Cardinal Robert Sarah said.

South Sudan bishop: Our people ‘on brink of destitution, slowly perishing’

Mar 11, 2024 / 17:55 pm

In a March 8 letter, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala described the desperate situation of his people in South Sudan.

Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing

Feb 26, 2024 / 18:30 pm

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah said recently. 

More than a dozen killed in attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:30 pm

At least 15 Catholics were killed in an attack during Mass on Sunday in the Burkina Faso village of Essakane in the country’s Oudalan province.

British Catholic politician demands justice for Christians killed in Nigeria at Christmas

Jan 22, 2024 / 16:45 pm

Lord Alton of Liverpool called on the U.K. government to urgently address persecution in Nigeria, starting with last year’s Christmas attacks.

Bishops in Malawi declare ‘blessings for same-sex unions of any kind are not permitted’

Dec 20, 2023 / 12:50 pm

Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations.”

Cardinal Sarah addresses First African Congress on liturgy

Dec 10, 2023 / 08:00 am

Cardinal Robert Sarah recently cautioned against the overuse of cultural elements over Christian ones during liturgical celebrations.

Nigerian bishop: Tens of thousands spent to rescue kidnapped priests, seminarians

Nov 3, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Most of the money has been spent rescuing priests, seminarians, and other pastoral caregivers who were kidnapped by various militia groups in the region.

African Jesuit theologian believes synodality work ‘will begin’ after Rome meetings

Oct 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, said synodality is about how people live.

Cameroon archbishop: ‘No room for distraction’ for delegates to Synod on Synodality

Sep 27, 2023 / 10:30 am

“We are not going to allow ourselves to be distracted by the social media antics,” Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya said.

‘There is sometimes a terrifying silence’ regarding abortions in Africa, priest says

Jun 25, 2023 / 10:00 am

Father Apollinaire Cibaka Cikongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo expressed concern about the “general silence” on abortion in Africa.

Nigerian priest freed after torture, hospitalized with ‘deep wounds on his head’

Jun 21, 2023 / 08:00 am

Father Marcellus Nwaohuocha, OMI, who was kidnapped on June 17 from Nigeria’s Jos Archdiocese, has been freed. 

Visit the Burkina Faso street named in honor of Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 8, 2023 / 10:00 am

The thoroughfare in Ouagadougou is known as Pope Benedict XVI Street.

'Come to our rescue': Nigerian priest to international community after month of captivity

Dec 2, 2021 / 13:05 pm

A Nigerian priest who spent more than a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.

Bishop urges international community to promote value of human life after Sudan coup

Oct 27, 2021 / 15:19 pm

The international community must put pressure on Sudan’s military to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic bishop in the country said Tuesday, shortly after a coup.

Sympathizers in Nigeria's high-ranking positions stall fight against militants, priest says

Jul 23, 2021 / 15:39 pm

Boko Haram sympathizers and others who support Nigeria being an Islamic State are stalling the fight against militants in the West African country, a local priest has said.

Religious freedom advocates warn that church closures are ‘wrong direction’ for Algeria

Jun 30, 2021 / 09:00 am

The closure of several Christian churches in Algeria, as well as court convictions of Christians for undermining Muslim beliefs, are causes for concern, a United States religious freedom watchdog warns.

Catholic priest among 11 people kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna archdiocese

May 19, 2021 / 04:30 am

Gunmen in northern Nigeria killed eight people and kidnapped 11 others.

Catholic bishop: Mali coup 'a big failure for our democracy'

Aug 20, 2020 / 07:30 am

The military coup in Mali is “a big failure for our democracy,” the president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference said Wednesday.