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Anglican conference centre opens in Cairo

All Saints centre in Zamalek can cater for up to 120 people. The Anglican Diocese of Egypt has inaugurated the All Saints Garden Conference Center in the Zamalek island district of the capital, an up...
Cairo News

Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

Latest attack against Christians comes one month after Pope Francis visit. More than 20 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on the...
Cairo News

Pope Francis travels to Cairo

Apostolic visit to Cairo takes place from 28-29 April. Pope Francis will begin his two-day visit to Egypt on Friday 28 April, in a mission to build on inter-faith dialogue with Muslim leaders and s...
Dar Es Salaam News

Moroccan king funds mosque in Dar es Salaam

Mohammed VI Mosque signals new cooperation between Morocco and Tanzania. King Mohammed VI of Morocco is funding the construction of a mosque in Dar es Salaam as part of a series of bilateral agreem...
Lagos News

Lagos lifts hijab ban in schools

Lagos court overturns school hijab ban on religious grounds. The Lagos appeal court has overturned a ban on female Muslim students wearing the hijab headscarf at government schools in Lagos state,...
Lagos News

Nigeria under attack for Shiite killings in Zaria

Amnesty International and US call for investigation into Zaria killings. The United States and Amnesty International are calling for an investigation of what has been defined as a “substantial loss...
Nairobi News

Kenya declares national holiday for papal Mass

Pope Francis to highlight inter-religious dialogue and poverty. The Kenyan government has declared a national holiday of prayer and reflection in honour of Pope Francis who will celebrate an open-a...
Nairobi News

Preparations for Pope Francis' Nairobi visit

Tight security in Kenya for papal visit. Security will be tight in Kenya for the three-day visit by Pope Francis from 25-27 November, especially for the open-air Mass at the University of Nairobi o...
Nairobi News

Nairobi prepares for papal visit

City braces for influx of pilgrims. Nairobi is preparing for Pope Francis's three-day visit from 25-27 November, the highlight of which will be a Mass in front of an estimated 1.5 million faithful...
Cape Town News

Arson attack at Cape Town's open mosque

Controversial open mosque damaged by fire and vandalism A police investigation is underway after the façade of Cape Town's so-called open mosque was damaged by fire and its windows smashed...
Cape Town News

Open mosque causes furore in Cape Town

Mosque would be open to all including non-Muslims A proposed "open mosque" which would be gender-equal and welcome non-Muslims is causing controversy ahead of its scheduled launch on 19 September...
Accra News

Four die in stampede for

Four people were killed and 30 seriously injured at a church in Accra on 19 May in a stampede by churchgoers seeking water with allegedly curative powers. Thousands flocked to the church on Sphinte...
Arusha News

Bombed Arusha church to become pilgrimage site

The Catholic archdiocese in Arusha has declared the Olasiti church, where three people lost their lives in an explosion on 5 May, as a pilgrimage site. In addition to the three casualties, 60 peopl...
Arusha News

Bomb attack on Arusha church

A bomb attack outside a Catholic church in Arusha on 5 May has killed two people and injured at least 30, according to police. Four Saudi Arabian citizens and two Tanzanians have been arrested in c...
Addis Ababa News

New Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Ethiopia's Orthodox Church elected Abune Mathias as its new leader on 28 February, six months after the death of the previous patriarch Abune Paulos who led the church from 1992. Tens of thousands...


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