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Africa - Latest News
Oct 1, 2020 - 02:55 pm .- A new report from Catholic Relief Services has found that growing violence in the Sahel region of West Africa has its foundation in economic inequality, creating one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world.
Sep 8, 2020 - 11:30 am .- According to a longtime missionary in Africa, Fr. Martin Lasarte, one of the biggest threats to Christianity in Europe is the secularism of the culture entering into the Church. 
Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people.
Aug 1, 2020 - 02:46 pm .- In countries throughout Western Africa, the most common religions are Islam and Catholicism. Both of these religions reject the use of artificial means of birth control, such as condoms or birth control pills.
Jul 29, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Child laborers in Ghana work in hard, dangerous jobs, for practically no pay. Sister Anthonia Orji goes out to the streets, to invite them into a loving community, and into school.
Jul 14, 2020 - 12:32 am .- Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a new outbreak of Ebola in the country.
Jun 25, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- The United States should send a special envoy to Nigeria to help coordinate the protection of the Christian population and prevent further destabilization in the area, said former Rep. Frank Wolf on Thursday, June 25.
Jun 23, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.
May 13, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Members of Congress are calling on the president to take early action to fight swarms of locusts in East Africa, where millions face a potential food crisis.
Dec 12, 2019 - 02:25 pm .- A group of around 50 women judges and prosecutors engaged in the fight against human trafficking and organized crime in Africa is meeting at the Vatican this week.
Oct 16, 2019 - 12:21 am .- As a severe drought continues to devastate regions of Angola, the Catholic Church in the country is asking the government to declare a state of emergency, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.
Oct 10, 2019 - 03:10 am .- Hundreds of African Catholics gathered last Sunday for an annual Mass in Philadelphia, blending cultures, languages, and attire from across the African continent.
Sep 23, 2019 - 06:59 pm .- Government officials in Burundi have accused the country’s bishops of spreading hatred and division following a message from the bishops warning of violence and corruption in the country’s election preparations.
Sep 20, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pro-life advocates have condemend clinical testing of second trimester chemical abortions on women in West Africa.
Sep 14, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching from Senegal to Sudan.
Sep 5, 2019 - 09:44 am .- Pope Francis urged Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out of their way to visit others and to encourage dialogue and solutions.
Sep 3, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity and with a strong solidarity, according to one priest on the island nation.
Aug 29, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the “popemobile” - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to Mozambique, which is the first stop on the pope’s six-day swing through three African nations.
Aug 15, 2019 - 02:03 pm .- Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed promise in treating the deadly Ebola virus.
Jul 29, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou as its president.

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