- Aug 12, 2020
Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, a Catholic who led several regional peace mediation efforts, died July 24. He was 81.
The West African nation of Mali is suffering a political crisis as thousands of people are calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who still has three years left in his final term.
Emmanuel Milingo, the former Catholic archbishop excommunicated in 2006, has appointed an African to succeed him as head of the International Married Priest Prelature of St. Peter and Paul.
Fears are growing that the Central African Republic could experience an upsurge of violence has it prepares for presidential elections later this year. The conflict in the country has led to an increase in mental health problems, especially among the young.
After being kidnapped at gunpoint and spending three harrowing days in captivity over the weekend, Nigerian Father Innocent Mba, the latest cleric to be abducted in Africa in recent months, has been released.
A Catholic bishop in Mozambique appealed for humanitarian assistance to feed hundreds of thousands of displaced people, following late-June attacks in the country’s northern province of Cabo Delgado.