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Memory Machaya who passed on while delivering at the  Johanne Marange Apostolic Shrine. Credit: Courtesy photo

Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Urged to Disown “heretical denominations” after Minor’s Death

The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has called on Christian leaders in Zimbabwe to disown “heretical” faith-based entities following the death of a 14-year-old girl while giving birth at a shrine.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

DR Congo Church Leaders Want Poll Body to Have Civil Society in Majority of Members

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) are recommending that in the composition of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI), civil society members constitute the majority.

A poster announcing the round-table  on climate change organized by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Credit: All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)

COP26: Church Leaders in Africa Confident Climate Policies Will Be Friendly to Continent

Members of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have, at the end of their round-table deliberations on climate change in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, exuded confidence that the planed 26th Climate Change Conference of Partners (COP26) will yield friendly policies for the continent.

A map of Kaduna State in Northwest Nigeria/ Credit: Bioreports

Nigeria’s Church Leaders Condemn Sunday Killing, Abduction of Christians in Kaduna Region

Church leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna region have condemned the Sunday killing and abduction of Christians of a local church, saying the incident is an expression of the “sorry state of the security situation in the country and in particular, Kaduna State.”

Governor Samuel Ortom of Nigeria’s Benue State / Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Decry “collapse of security” Following Attack on Governor

The attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Nigeria’s Benue State over the weekend has exposed the level of insecurity in the West African nation, Christian leaders in the country have said.

Members of the National Church Leaders’ Consultation (NCLC) in South Africa.

“Main challenge facing South Africa now is saving lives”: Church Leaders in South Africa

Leaders of various Christian denominations in South Africa have, in a collective statement, identified the saving of human life amid COVID-19 as “the main challenge” the people of God in their country are facing and called for a response that is “holistic and humane.”

Measures Prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid the spread of COVID-19

Government Officials in CAR, São Tomé, Reach Out to Church Leaders over COVID-19

As many nations struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with reports of at least 30 African countries with confirmed cases, government officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) and São Tomé and Príncipe have reached out to Church leaders in their respective nations to help sensitize the population to avoid the spread of the virus.

African Church Leaders Condemn Chemical Abortion Tests on Burkinabé Women

After research initiatives on the effectiveness of abortion-inducing tablets for women who are at least 12 weeks pregnant failed to take off in the U.S., a research organization based in the same country decided, a couple of years ago, to cross several borders to the West African country of Burkina Faso to conduct the study, testing chemical abortion on women with limited resources, ACI Africa has established.

Mifepristone and Misoprostol, drugs being used by US-based Company Gynuity to test Chemical Abortion on Women in Burkina Faso

A U.S. Company Testing Chemical Abortion on Women in Africa: Church Leaders’ Take

After research initiatives on the effectiveness of abortion-inducing tablets for women who are at least 12 weeks pregnant failed to take off in the U.S., a research organization based in the same country decided, a couple of years ago, to cross several borders to the West African country of Burkina Faso to conduct the study, testing chemical abortion on women with limited resources, ACI Africa has established.

Dieudonne Cardinal Nzapalainga (Center), Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo (Right), Simeon Sawado (Left), observing a minute of Silence for the victims  of terrorism in Burkina Faso, during the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy in Ouagadougou on November 19, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Disturbing wave of violence in Burkina Faso,” Church Leaders Concerned

Growing insecurity in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, reported by an international media as risking to become “another Syria” due to a worrying humanitarian crisis with children bearing the brunt, is a matter of great concern for African Church leaders currently in the country’s capital Ouagadougou for the weeklong Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy.

President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit

South Sudan President Pleads with Church Leaders to be Vocal about “peace accord” document

With key issues of contention between the parties in South Sudan protracted conflict unresolved just a week to November 12 deadline for the formation of a unity government as stipulated in a September 2018 peace accord, the President of the world’s youngest nation, Salva Kiir Mayardit has pleaded with Church leaders to be vocal about the peace document dubbed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).