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June 13, 2011

Escalating violence against civilians in Sudan's disputed South Kordofan State is leading to a major humanitarian catastrophe with an estimated 300,000 people besieged, cut off from relief aid, and unable to escape fighting, according...

June 9, 2011

World leaders must set binding targets for phasing out fossil fuels and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to less than one degree centigrade as a measure of slowing down global warming, African faith leaders have said. The leaders,...

May 22, 2011

Anglican clergy in East Africa have expressed hope for an improved relationship between church and state in China, after a delegation from China's Ministry of State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA) visited Kenya and Uganda. "...

May 17, 2011

As independence for South Sudan approaches on July 9, churches there are coordinating efforts to bring lasting peace to a region exhausted by a long civil war. "The church has recommitted herself to re-engage in mediating ... for a...

May 4, 2011

The killing of Osama bin Laden has united survivors of the 1998 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, who now say they find strength in faith in God and prayer. "Our faith has been giving us strength to soldier on in...

February 15, 2011

Religious leaders in Uganda have welcomed pledges from presidential candidates for a violence-free election, due to take place Feb. 18. The candidates made the commitment at national prayer rally held at the Kololo independence grounds in...

February 10, 2011

Church leaders in Southern Sudan have called for urgent strategies to end threats caused by northern Uganda's rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The leaders said attacks are escalating, threatening a fragile peace in a...

January 19, 2011

The Rev. Jacob Nhail Guut recalls painfully the relentless bombardment of his village in southern Sudan about 20 years ago. "I was only 10 years old and I can remember the intense bombing. We all had to flee to safety. After walking for...

December 7, 2010

Kenyan church leaders are calling on politicians to fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court, which is investigating the 2007-2008 post election violence that killed 1300 people. The call came after some politicians accused...

November 22, 2010

The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has been calling for close scrutiny of out-of-country referendum registration processes in Kenya, Uganda and Egypt, while also reporting that police recently stormed the council offices breaking...

October 20, 2010

Christian leaders in Kenya have cautiously backed the extradition of terror suspects to Uganda, expulsions that have enraged Muslims in the east African country. More than 10 Kenyan Muslims, suspected to be linked to the Kampala bombing...

October 3, 2010

Some Kenyan Christian and Muslim leaders have expressed anger at a government minister's suggestion that the country's people should learn to live with homosexuality. Faith leaders said they want an apology from the minister. Others are...

September 30, 2010

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has pleaded for the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan so that Africa's biggest country can achieve stability. The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit said he...

September 23, 2010

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has praised churches in Africa for their resilience against the challenges they face but has also urged them to be self-critical. Tveit, a Norwegian...

September 22, 2010

The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to help ensure that the January 2011 referendum on self determination for southern Sudan is fair. The Rev. Ramadan Chan Liol, the general secretary of the...

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