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October 25, 2019

Religion
Kenyan Theologian Who Elevated African Religion Passes Away

The Kenyan John Mbiti, an Anglican priest, theologian, and academic, died on October 5 at the age of eighty-seven. He led the reappraisal of traditional African religions that sees them as equal to other world religions. He argued that traditional African religions were specifically congruent with Christianity, and that Christianity was more than Europe.

The Ecumenical Centre and Church is pictured on November 21, 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria.

December 27, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Archbishop Kidnapped, Freed

Peter Akinola, retired primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and his driver were kidnapped the day before Christmas as he drove away from his office in Abeokeuta, Ogun state (in Yorub…

Nigerian policemen await the arrival of Inspector-General of Police Mike Okiro in Port Harcourt July 6, 2007

October 25, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop John Onaiyekan Appointed as Cardinal

Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Abuja Archbishop John Onaiyekan and five others as cardinals. Archbishop Onaiyekan is known for his peace and reconciliation work across the …

Worshippers gather for evening mass at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Onitsha, Nigeria. 14/04/2005

September 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (R) attend the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey, as the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (L) and the Archbishop of …

Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

September 24, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: Anglican Archbishop Joins Ranks of the Kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnapping of prominent persons for ransom is so common in southern Nigeria that according to the Economist, the press largely ignores it unless the victim is especially prominent. Last year, the mot…

Africa - Phillipino Hostages (MEND)

November 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Justin Welby Is Archbishop of Canterbury: Good News for Africa

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham in northeast England, will be the new archbishop of Canterbury. This is the most senior archbishop in the Church of England and a symbol of unity for seventy-seven …

 Newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury Welby, leaves after a news conference at Lambeth Palace in London 09/11/2012.

October 5, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Honors Archbishop Tutu

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced on October 4 that it is making a “one-off extraordinary award” of U.S. $ 1 million to Desmond Tutu, the retired archbishop of Cape Town, “in recognition of his lif…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chairman of The Elders, listens to Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy who was speaking over a monitor from Myanmar, during a discussion regarding humanitarian leadership at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, September 21, 2011.

July 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
New African Cardinal From Mali

Pope Francis elevated five new cardinals on June 27. One is the current archbishop of Bamako, Mali, Jean Zerbo and another, archbishop of Barcelona Jose Omella, served as a missionary in the Democrat…

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April 1, 2017

Human Rights
Ronald Reagan, Deane Hinton, and "Fake News" in The New York Times

The term "fake news" is no doubt over-used these days, but there is such a thing. Indeed, there is even such a thing as a "fake news" obituary. A prime example of distortion and false reporting can b…

March 16, 2017

Nigeria
President Buhari Returns to Office

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria from medical leave in the United Kingdom on March 10. In his absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo served as the acting president for the fifty…

Buhari Returns