Bobi Wine was detained by the government and allegedly tortured before seeking medical help in the United States.
Thousands of faithful in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are staying home from church services to avoid contracting or spreading Ebola.
An estimated 8,000 churches and 100 mosques have been closed across this East Africa nation of 12 million people.
As Christianity and Islam are on the rise, small groups of determined atheists are challenging Africa’s grip on faith while seeking recognition and more followers.
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
Some religious leaders support the evictions, saying they are key to protecting the forest complex as a God-given heritage and an essential ecosystem. Other leaders are opposed, saying the evictions are inhumane.
Deadly interreligious and intercommunal fighting escalated in 2013 when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the capital and mainly Christian anti-Balaka militias fought back.
African-Australians protest what they perceive as biased media coverage in recent months on violent incidents committed by “African gangs” or people of “African appearance.”
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Eritrean Christians and human rights advocates are cheering the release of 35 Christian prisoners as a new peace pact between Eritrea and Ethiopia takes hold this month. But hundreds remain imprisoned in Eritrea under harsh conditions stemming...
When Motebang Moeketsi looks at his country, he sees the majesty of its mountains, the stillness of its rivers and the joy of its people. Moeketsi lives in Lesotho, a country that sits between the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain ranges and is surrounded by South...
(RNS) — Since the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, many communities of faith have supported millions of people living with HIV and kept future generations free from HIV through their prevention efforts. Their engagement on the front lines of health, especially in...