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Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Courtesy

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Faults Politicians’ Recent "retrogressive" Hate Speech Remarks

Jan 12, 2022

The recent cases of hate speech from politicians in Kenya is an issue of concern for a Kenyan Catholic Bishop who has described the talks as “retrogressive” and called for an end to utterances that threaten the peace of the East African nation.

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Jul 20, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo diocese who has voiced against the proposed hate speech bill that seeks to apply capital punishment for those found guilty

Hate Speech Bill “recommending death by hanging an attack on Nigerians”: Bishop

Dec 4, 2019

A Nigerian Bishop has termed as “an attack on Nigerians” the proposed bill in his country’s National Assembly that seeks to apply capital punishment for those found guilty of hate speech.