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

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. 

Bring 'new life' to the Church in Mauritius, Pope Francis tells Catholics

Sep 9, 2019 / 02:02 am

At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to increase their zeal for evangelization, and to invite the young to be an active part of the Church.

In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship

Sep 8, 2019 / 00:43 am

Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at the center of their lives.

Jesus has a mission for youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis says

Sep 7, 2019 / 09:06 am

Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, Madagascar Saturday.

Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019 / 07:05 am

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common good and that the bishops should not be afraid to voice their opinions on matters in society.

African news agency aims to tell stories from ‘the grassroots’

Aug 19, 2019 / 16:45 pm

At the launch event for a new African Catholic news agency Saturday, a Kenyan bishop urged journalists to focus their work on the “grassroots” life of the Catholic Church across the continent.