(RNS) Chad, a majority-Muslim nation in Central Africa, become the second country on the continent to ban women from wearing the full-face veil.
Author Archives: Fredrick Nzwili
About Fredrick Nzwili
Fredrick Nzwili is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than 15 years, he has written about religion, politics, peace and conflict, development, security, environment and wildlife. His articles have appeared in international media organizations among others; The Tablet, The Christian Science Monitor, The National Geographic and Kenyan local newspapers; The Standard and the People Daily. He holds two degrees from the University of Nairobi – a bachelor's degree in sociology and literature and a post-graduate diploma in mass communication. He is married and has two daughters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Francis plans to visit the Central African Republic, then Uganda, and will possibly stop in Kenya in his first visit to the continent as pope.
(RNS) The religious abuses are among a host of widespread human rights violations that are forcing its citizens to undertake deadly voyages to Europe through North Africa, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights said.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) At least 95 public schools have been shut indefinitely as Christian teachers fear for their lives.
(RNS) More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF, the United Nation Children’s Fund.
(RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith, both from the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, have been charged with undermining the constitutional system and spying.
(RNS) Africa’s newest nation descended into chaos in December 2013 after a dispute in the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.
(RNS) The church’s leaders say the ban brings moral credibility to the office and guides the conduct of those who want to be bishop.
(RNS) Government officials said they were concerned the garments might be used as a disguise to commit terrorist acts.