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Latest stories: Wave of violence

Map of Eswatini/ Credit: Public Domain

Bishops in Nine African Countries Deplore Human Rights Violations amid Eswatini Protests

Jul 6, 2021

Catholic Bishops in nine Southern African countries have, in a statement, condemned the rise in arbitrary executions, indiscriminate arrests, abductions and a myriad of other human rights violations amid ongoing protests in Eswatini.

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

Nov 22, 2019

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.