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Nigeria:Govt Forgot Promises, Say Catholic Bishops
[This Day] Abuja -The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) yesterday at its first assembly in the year said three years after the inception of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the administration has forgotten the many promises it made to Nigerians.
02/19/2018 08:26 AM
Malawi:Bishop Kanyama to Be Laid to Rest
[Nyasa Times] Catholic faithful and other Malawias will pay their last respects to late Emmanuel Kanyama of the Dedza Diocese on Wednesday when the body of the deceased man of God will be laid to rest at Bembeke Cathedral Cemetery in Dedza District.
02/19/2018 10:27 AM
Sudan:Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria Calls Other Church Leaders to Visit Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -The Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All African, Theodore II met at premises of Ministry of Guidance and Endowments within framework of his current visit to Sudan with a Muslim and Christian scholars , Councils of Islamic-Christian Religious Co-existence Councils and Sudan's Churches Council.
02/19/2018 09:31 AM
Nigeria:2019 - Choose Your Leaders Wisely, Cardinal Onaiyekan Tells Nigerians
[Leadership] Nigerians have been advised to seize the opportunity of 2019 general election to vote wisely and radically change the present situation of the country for the better, by voting for leaders who will put the interests of the people first.
02/19/2018 05:25 AM
Nigeria:Buhari Assures Catholic Bishops of Nigerians' Safety
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring safety of lives and property of Nigerians and to bring to book those involved in unnecessary killings under the guise of Farmers/ Herdsmen clashes across Nigeria.
02/19/2018 05:24 AM
Nigeria:Catholic Priest Weds 136 Couples in Nasarawa
[This Day] Lafia -The priest of St. Sylvester's Catholic Parish, New Nyanya, in Nasarawa State, Rev. Fr. Soja Anyembugu, has sponsored the mass wedding of about 136 couples in Nasarawa State.
02/19/2018 08:25 AM
Nigeria:Refrain From Inflammatory Remarks, Christian Elders Caution Emir Sanusi
[Guardian] Jalingo -The leadership of the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has cautioned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, against utterances capable of endangering the peace and unity of the nation.
02/19/2018 06:17 AM
Nigeria:Pilgrims Board Fixes Deadline for Payment of 2018 Hajj Fare
[Premium Times] The Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed April 30 as deadline for payment of the 2018 hajj fare for all intending pilgrims in the state.
02/18/2018 02:19 PM
Nigeria:Catholic Priest Sponsor Over 130 Mass Wedding in Nasarawa.
[Leadership] The Parish Priest in charge of St Sylvester Catholic Church, New Nyanya in Nasarawa state, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu has sponsored the marriage of 136 couples within two weeks in the state. Father Soja-Anyembugu, announced this to newsmen on Saturday during the marriage matrimony of 83 couples in commemoration of his 10th priestly anniversary in St Patrick Catholic Church, Akwanga, Akwanga local government area of the state.
02/18/2018 06:06 AM
Uganda:'Miraculous' Rainbow Around Sun Excites Christians At Archbishop Luwum's Memorial Prayers
[Monitor] Kitgum -Thousands of Christian believers on Friday screamed with joy and made loud ululation after seeing a circular rainbow around the sun in the sky during the 41st anniversary celebration to mark the martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum in Mucwini sub county, Kitgum District.
02/17/2018 05:53 AM
Nigeria:UK Declares Pastor Chris's Church Insolvent
[Premium Times] The United Kingdom branch of Christ Embassy, owned by popular Nigerian televangelist, Chris Oyakhilome, is broke and has been declared insolvent by the Charity Commission, the agency that regulates charity organisations in the country.
02/16/2018 05:11 AM
Ethiopia:Breathtaking Rock-Hewn Churches in Eastern Tigray
[Ethiopian Herald] Tigray State is the cultural, historic and religious center of Ethiopia. It is the origin of the ancient Axumite Kingdom which was flourished from first century BC-seventh century AD.
02/16/2018 10:58 AM
Sudan:Evangelical Church Building Demolished in Khartoum North
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -Agents of the Sudanese security forces demolished the Evangelical Church in El Haj Yousif in Khartoum North on Sunday and confiscated all its property.
02/16/2018 08:38 AM
South Africa:Bushiri Set to Launch His Multi-Million Dollar Hotel
[Nyasa Times] Its all system go at Rustenburg, South Africa, on Tuesday next week where renowned Malawian investor Dr Shepherd Bushiri launches his multi-million dollar five star hotel he has been building for the past 8 months.
02/15/2018 01:54 PM
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Invites Prophet TB Joshua
[Vanguard] Internationally acclaimed prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, widely known as TB Joshua is expected in Zimbabwe for a presidential visit in a few days.
02/15/2018 05:20 AM
Nigeria:How Osinbajo's Daughter, Oludamilola, Got 'Hooked' in Church
[Premium Times] The Internet has been buzzing since it was revealed that Oludamilola, the daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is engaged to Oluseun
02/15/2018 09:41 AM
Kenya:Catholics Throng Holy Family Basilica to Mark Beginning of Lent
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Catholic faithful Wednesday thronged the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi to mark the beginning of the Lent period where they are required to fast, something they do in order to help others and draw closer to God.
02/15/2018 07:42 AM
Nigeria:At Lent, Buhari, Motailatu Church Urge Prayers for Nation
[Guardian] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Christians in Nigeria on the solemn occasion of the commencement of this year's Lenten season.
02/15/2018 05:54 AM
Malawi:VP Chilima in Pre-Valentine Fundraising Dinner
[Nyasa Times] State Vice-President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima attended a Pre-Valentine Dinner and Dance organized by the Archdiocese of Blantyre to raise funds for the two major Catholic seminaries - Kachebere and Saint Peter's - and appealed to all Catholic faithfuls in the country to contribute to the running of two of education institutions.
02/14/2018 03:36 PM
Zimbabwe:Prophet Makandiwa Case Takes New Twist
[The Herald] United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, who was recently slapped with a $6,5 million suit by former congregants, has finally broken his silence, exposing the rot surrounding the much-publicised lawsuit.
02/14/2018 09:36 AM
Nigeria:Valentine - Shun Sinful Acts, Fornication, Cleric Cautions Youths
[Vanguard] Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese Martins Uzoukwu has cautioned the youths to desist from indulging in sinful acts, especially fornication, while they celebrate Valentine's Day.
02/14/2018 12:08 PM
Nigeria:Lent - Pray for Nigeria's Unity, Progress, Buhari Tells Christian
[Leadership] Taraba State governor, Mr Darius Ishaku said that his administration has empowered 448 youths and women trained in different skills acquisition programmes with over N80million worth of tools. Ishaku, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo during the occasion of the graduation of the 2nd batch and flag-off of the 3rd batch of the youths and women empowerment programme, said the skills acquisition programmes would reduce the high rate of unemployment in the state. He informed that N10,000 monthly stipends woul
02/15/2018 05:55 AM
Zimbabwe:Nigerian TB Joshua to Visit Mnangagwa
[263Chat] Popular Nigerian Televangelist and leader of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) ,Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly known as TB Joshua is coming to Zimbabwe in the "coming few days" for a private visit to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
02/15/2018 05:14 AM
Uganda:Museveni Tells Religious Leaders Not to Lecture Him
[Independent (Kampala)] Fort Portal -President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandan religious leaders to seek a "disciplined way of interacting" with him and stop provoking him.
02/12/2018 06:19 AM
Swaziland:'No Books' for Compulsory Christianity
[Swazi Media] Some schools in Swaziland report they have not received text books and other materials to teach Christianity, a year after the subject was made compulsory without consultation.
02/12/2018 12:46 PM
South Africa:Cape Town Will Have Rain Like Never Before - Pastor Mboro
[News24Wire] Rain will fall in the drought stricken Western Cape, said Incredible Happenings Ministry Pastor, Paseka (Mboro) Motsoeneng, on Saturday said after his prayers.
02/12/2018 12:26 PM
Nigeria:Tithes Comment - Governor Bello Apologises to Catholic Priests
[Premium Times] The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has apologised to Catholic bishops for criticising them over their comments about the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari and the disenchantment of Nigerians over his (Buhari) governance style.
02/12/2018 12:07 PM
Sudan:Islamic Dawa Organization to Hold Press Conference, Monday
[SNA] Islamic Dawa Organization to hold press conference, Monday
02/12/2018 10:01 AM
Nigeria:A Betrayal of Academic Trust
[Guardian] A photo of the student from Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola who was accused of abusing Prophet Muhammad has been circulating on the social media. Apparently, fanatical elements have published this photo in order to eliminate this student, or rather to have him pay for his crime.
02/12/2018 08:55 AM
South Africa:Tibet/South Africa Relations - a Tale of Two Countries - Trade and the Voiceless
[Daily Maverick] The China in South Africa story is the one that's dominated. This is the story of big money and big influence. China has become South Africa's largest trading partner over 20 years. In contrast, the story of Tibet is subdued, almost forgotten really. There are exactly three Tibetans living in South Africa currently and they have nothing in monetary terms or trade deals to offer. But the Tibet Office in Pretoria remains open and the Tibet story continues to be the thorn in the giant's side.
02/12/2018 12:06 PM