MOGADISHU, Somalia (RNS) — With sermons and through local media, Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan has made it his mission to convince parents and girls in his country that FGM is a cultural practice, not a religious one.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Citing an acute shortage of priests as a reason to obey the Vatican's longstanding ban on artificial forms of family planning, a bishop ignited a larger debate about family size and poverty.
MUCHATHA, Kenya (RNS) – Like Ali Salim Gichunge, the alleged mastermind of the Dusit D2 terrorist attack, the new crop of radicalized Islamists are well-educated, live ordinary lives and are not easy to detect.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Despite opposition from local Catholic church leaders, young and old men have taken advantage of a 4-year-old law liberalizing the practice.
ISEBANIA, Tanzania (RNS) — 'I’m fearing for my life,' said one man before crossing the border to Kenya. 'Police are breaking into homes of suspected homosexuals and arresting them.'
KATAKWI, Uganda (RNS) — Earlier this month, a 27-year-old Pentecostal pastor was arrested after interceding to stop the medical care of a severely ill 9-year-old girl.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The call came on Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954 to promote international awareness of children's issues worldwide and improve their welfare.
(RNS) — Pastor Jesse Karanja, the leader of Mizpah House of Prayer Church, insisted a couple take tests for HIV and pregnancy as guests waited in the church.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Charles Wesco, a clergyman from Indiana, died barely two weeks after arriving in the country, allegedly caught in crossfire between rebels and government soldiers.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) – Many residents in this southern African nation are accusing religious leaders of continuing to fuel violence and failing to address what they say was an improper vote.
(RNS) — The doctor has dedicated his award to women all over the world harmed by conflict and suffering violence every day.
JUBA, South Sudan (RNS) — Thousands of Southern Sudanese are gathering in churches and mosques in cities and refugee camps to pray for the end of a civil war that has raged since 2013.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Attracted by the prospect of serving God while raising a family, Catholic priests have left the mainstream faith for the Renewed Universal Catholic Church.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — In a nation plagued by alcohol and drug abuse, faith leaders urge the government to partner with the church to raise awareness and treat young addicts.
BAGAMOYO, Tanzania (RNS) — For hearing-impaired worshippers here, Sunday mornings are often filled with disappointment, as worship services that accommodate them with sign language are few.