Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Maputo News

Headscarves allowed in Mozambique schools

The Mozambican government has overturned its new law banning the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves in the country's schools, following confusion over the decree which banned headscarves, veils...
Cairo News

Funeral of Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda held in Cairo

The funeral of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III took place in St Mark's Cathedral, Cairo on 20 March, three days after he died aged 88. Following his death, thousands of Coptic Christians queued to p...
Cairo News

24 killed in Cairo violence

At least 24 people have been killed and over 200 injured after Coptic Christians clashed with military police in Cairo on 9 October, in the most violent scenes since the uprising that resulted in the...
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s Diwali Festival

The Cape Town Diwali festival takes place at Ratanga Junction in Century City, a suburb ten km northeast of the city centre, on 15 October. An annual event on the Hindu calendar, also known as the fes...
Addis Ababa News

Churches burnt in southwest Ethiopia

A Protestant organisation is reporting that 69 churches, several Christian homes, a Christian orphanage and a church office were burnt early March in south-western Ethiopia close to the town of Jimma....
Cairo News

Copts protest in Cairo

Christian protesters have clashed with police in Cairo in the wake of a bomb attack, which killed 21 and injured 70 worshippers as they came out of a Coptic church in Alexandria in the early morning o...
Nairobi News

Nairobi’s Global Peace Festival

The 2010 Global Peace Festival (GPF) and its accompanying convention are being held in Nairobi on 17 - 20 November. Both events have the backing of Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki. Founded by Hyun Ji...
Cairo News

Cairo's Computerised Call to Prayer

For more than a millennium, Cairo's call to prayer has been communicated by a chosen person known as a muezzin, or muzim, from the top of the minarets at the city's 4,500 mosques. The muezzin leads th...
Addis Ababa News

Ancient Ethiopian Garima Gospels restored

British and French specialists working at a remote monastery in Ethiopia have helped restore what could be among the oldest surviving illustrated Christian manuscripts, the June 2010 issue of The Art...
Accra News

Week of prayer and fasting for Ghana development

The week of 7-14 March has been declared National Development Week in Ghana and it will be accompanied by prayer and fasting across the country. Christians of all denominations are being urged to take...
Lagos News

Scores die in Jos clashes

Scores of people have died and hundreds more have been injured in clashes between armed groups in the central Nigerian city of Jos. A further 5,000 people have also been displaced by the violence, acc...
Cairo News

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Fruit sellers in Egypt have named their prize dates
Nairobi News

Italian missionary Kizito in child abuse claims.

The Comboni missionary Renato Sesana Kizito is at the centre of child abuse allegations in Kenya after the privately-owned Kenya Television Network (KTN) broadcast a report in mid-June claiming he had...
Addis Ababa News

Axum cathedral top pilgrimage site.

The cathedral of St Mary of Zion in the northern town of Axum is among the world
Nairobi News

Taizé event in Nairobi.

Thousands of young people from Kenya and beyond are expected in Nairobi for five days of prayer and communion organised by the ecumenical Taiz
Nairobi News

Nairobi council raises burial fees.

Nairobi city council has increased its burial fees in a bid to ease pressure on the capital
Maputo News

Assembly of African Churches in Maputo.

The ninth general assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) will take place in Maputo in December. Roughly 3,000 representatives of the pan-African ecumenical Christian fellowship will...
Cape Town News

New Anglican archbishop for Cape Town.

Thabo Cecil Makgoba is new Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. He was enthroned at a special liturgy in the cathedral of St George the Martyr on 30 March. The service was attended by South Africa
Nairobi News

Nairobi archbishop to be installed as cardinal.

All roads lead to Rome on 24 November, when Nairobi
Cairo News

Clocks go back for Ramadan.

Clocks in Egypt have gone back by one hour three weeks earlier than usual in anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins at sunset on 12 September. The country returned to winter...
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