NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As the latest wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa dies out, churches in the country and others on the continent are demanding an end to the persistent problem, affecting economic migrants in one of Africa’s biggest economies.
(RNS) — Christian relief organizations and agencies raced to aid Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the three countries most affected by the tropical storm.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS) — 'We replaced Mugabe with another Mugabe,' said Pastor Evan Mawarire, who faces a 20-year prison sentence for his current protest activities.
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.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- “You have not graduated into sex work if you are not raped,” Munashe said of what he has come to consider a terrible inevitability for male sex workers who have sex with men in Zimbabwe.
CHISHAWASHA, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Rev. Fidelis Mukonori said Mugabe clung to the idea that he could remain in his post at least until a ruling party congress next month to ensure a "smooth handover."
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Fidelis Mukonori agreed on Wednesday (Nov. 15) to mediate between Mugabe and the military shortly after the country's generals arrested the 93-year-old authoritarian leader.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS) — 'The church knew we were in a gay relationship, but preachers used to indirectly attack us each time they stood to preach,' said Liberty Siziba, whose partner died of AIDS.
With Zimbabwe's government deep in debt, churches play a critical role in providing free or subsidized sexual health clinics, maternity homes, and schools. Their support comes at a price.
In a country where homosexuality is criminalized and authorities and religious leaders often shun and demonize LGBT people, one Pentecostal church outside Harare is encouraging survivors of sexual violence to speak up.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (RNS) What started as a social media campaign of flag selfies and hashtags has evolved into a full-fledged citizen movement with "Captain Zimbabwe" as its leader.
HARARE (Reuters) Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer would be free to visit Zimbabwe as a tourist in the future but not as a hunter. The implication was that Palmer would not be issued the permits a hunter needs.
Celebrity Pope Francis photobombed selfies on his U.S. album launch tour. Conservative “It Girl” Kim Davis sat in jail and won awards for not doing her job. And India threw a “beef party” to celebrate religious tolerance and protest new meat bans.
Cannabis churches are billowing out across America. Chicken huggers are suing to keep ritual bird blood off Brooklyn’s sidewalks. And a South African prophet is being prosecuted for turning congregants into snakes and snakes into chocolate.
(RNS) The Internet melted when news broke that a Minnesota dentist had killed Zimbabwe’s most beloved big cat. Allow me to steal Cecil’s spotlight for a moment with five facts about the country’s egregious human rights record.
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