Tonny Onyulo

Tonny Onyulo is an author at Religion News Service.

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At world’s largest refugee camp, trauma victims seek healing in God

By Tonny Onyulo — August 8, 2018
BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda (RNS) – 'The church gives them new hope, which is important to refugees and any person who has experienced trauma,' says a counselor.

Popular Kenyan priest, suspended for rapping, hasn’t missed a beat with youth

By Tonny Onyulo — June 29, 2018
(RNS) — His rapping is drawing more youth to join the church. That, in turn, will have a positive impact on society, he said.

Pope wraps up Africa visit, says ‘God is peace, salaam’

By Tonny Onyulo — November 30, 2015
KAMPALA, Uganda — Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day trip to Africa in the war-torn Central Africa Republic on Monday by warning that religious conflicts are spawning civil war, terrorism and suffering throughout the continent.

Ugandans line the streets ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival

By Tonny Onyulo — November 27, 2015
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) Some waited more than 12 hours along the route outside Entebbe International Airport.

Some African Catholics call on pope to let priests marry

By Tonny Onyulo — November 23, 2015
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) In a society that places a high value on marriage and childbearing, some in Africa hope to present Pope Francis with a petition this week asking that priests be allowed to wed.

Concerns grow over radicalized Kenyan youths in Islamic militia

By Tonny Onyulo — June 22, 2015
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenya is still grappling with how to best counter increasingly emboldened Islamic al-Shabab militants in the wake of the attacks at Garissa University that left 148 dead in April.

Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis

By Tonny Onyulo — April 20, 2015
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Shabab militants have targeted government offices, U.N. facilities, the airport, the president's palace, hotels and restaurants in their bid to overthrow the government.

‘I wish I could also have died’: Boko Haram haunts kids

By Tonny Onyulo — March 11, 2015
BAGA SOLA, Chad (RNS) Children make up about half of the Nigerians coming to the crowded Baga Sola refugee camp. Many are orphans sinking into despair, traumatized from the horrors they've witnessed and facing an uncertain future.

Witch hunts increase in Tanzania as albino deaths jump

By Tonny Onyulo — March 2, 2015
TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Vigilante villagers are attacking women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.
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