ACI Africa

ACI Africa

ACI Africa (www.aciafricanews.com) is a service of EWTN News Inc. (www.ewtnnews.com) along with Catholic News Agency. It was officially inaugurated on August 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 Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla.

Articles by ACI Africa

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.

Burkina Faso names street in honor of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Jun 15, 2021 / 08:00 am

The thoroughfare in Ouagadougou will be known as Pope Benedict XVI Street.

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.