David Ngendo can't forget the day, after Kenya's disputed 2007 elections, when his neighbors stormed his village church with machetes and torched it. Nor can he forget the screams of the women and children who had sought refuge inside. His grandmother and 35 other members of his Kikuyu tribe died, most burned to ashes.
Kenya is back at the crossroads. That is the warning emanating from the pulpits of its church leaders, fretted over by academics, and fought over by its politicians and commentators.
The African Union (AU) agreed this week to strengthen its peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
It was another picture-perfect wedding at the foot of Table Mountain, recalled the Rev. Daniel Brits. Inside the chapel, a female vocalist sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” before he led the nervous couple through their vows surrounded by family and friends a few weeks ago.
An insurgent commander based in the semiautonomous region of Puntland in northern Somalia has pledged his allegiance to the Shabab militant group, a move that threatens to destabilize a part of Somalia that had been relatively peaceful.
Somali officials acknowledged on Thursday that members of Somalia’s presidential guard had defected to the Shabab, the radical Islamist insurgent group that claimed responsibility for the recent bombings in Uganda that killed more than 70 people watching the final game of the World Cup.
For many in Ireland the Catholic Church’s recent scandals symbolise the demise of a mighty institution.
An African Union peacekeeping force, funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from the United States and its allies, has killed, wounded and displaced hundreds of Somali civilians in a stepped-up campaign against Islamist militants, according to medical officials, human rights activists and victims.
As befits a man who fears he has a U.S. missile with his name on it, Ahmed Abdi Godane knows the importance of keeping a low profile.
A hard-line Islamist group in Somalia claimed responsibility on Monday for bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people, adding new evidence that an influx of foreign fighters linked to al-Qaeda have made them a major international threat in the Horn of Africa.
The bombings orchestrated by Somalia's al-Shabab militia that killed at least 74 people watching the World Cup finals on television Sunday night are the latest sign of the growing ambitions of al-Qaeda's regional affiliates outside the traditional theaters of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
For 13 years, Judge Mudhar Ahmed has worked in relative
obscurity, issuing Muslim marriage certificates, divorcing Muslim
couples and weighing in on Muslim inheritance disputes.
Church-backed campaigners say they have received a boost from a global
body representing 80 million Protestants that has called access to water
a basic human right.
At a rally in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park on a Sunday afternoon last month, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, parliamentarian, assistant minister for housing and one of the country’s foremost Pentecostal preachers, was passing around a paper bag for contributions from the crowd.
Police in Kenya have arrested an assistant government minister and two MPs over hate speech claims, as tension mounts ahead of a planned constitutional referendum on August 4th.
It took Dr. Hanna Klaus four years and $1.6 million in federal funding, but she and her team have preached abstinence to more than 23,000 African teenagers.
The National Council of Churches accused Kenya's government on Monday of involvement in a grenade attack on a rally against a draft constitution that would allow abortions in life-threatening pregnancies and recognize Islamic courts.
A leading Anglican bishop who fled Uganda after receiving death
threats blamed U.S. Christian evangelical groups Tuesday for fomenting
anti-gay hatred in his native country.
Malawi's president on Saturday pardoned a gay couple who had been sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered their release but insisted that homosexuality was still illegal in his conservative southern African nation.
Patience Dassah, a smartly dressed young Nigerian, has recently had trouble getting a taxi.
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