The new Arabic-language novel explores the lives of Egyptian Christians dealing with discrimination, but also a church aligned with a state seeking to control them.
Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria. Foreign direct investment is crucial for any economy.
The Yiaku, hunter-gatherers turned herders who live deep inside Mukogodo Forest in central Kenya, have relied on herbal remedies for ages, with knowledge passed orally from one generation to the next. However, high demand for the herbs from neighboring communities is exposing the forest to new threats — a trend mirrored across the country.
Thousands of Catholics in one of the world’s poorest nations are objecting after the church asked the government to collect a 10 percent tithe from worshippers on its behalf.
Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies.
Thousands of Southern Sudanese gathering in churches and various mosques across major cities and refugee camps to pray for their country, which has been embroiled in civil war since 2013.
Dr. Evan Atar Adaha knows that faith matters to many of his patients. Before administering the anesthetic for surgery, he recites verses from the Bible or the Quran with his patients.
Dozens of students from a Brooklyn charter school are visiting South Africa to explore African cultures and South Africa’s journey from racial tension to reconciliation.
Drug and alcohol abuse in this East African nation has affected thousands. The situation has prompted faith leaders to intervene, urging the government to partner with the church to combat drug abuse among youths.
Deaf Tanzanians have few options for worship. They say there is only one church where deaf people can worship through sign language interpreters.
South African jazz artists are now self-publishing their music at an increasing and unprecedented rate.
Bobi Wine was detained by the government and allegedly tortured before seeking medical help in the United States.