For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed.

South African Council of Churches calls for dissolution of parliament

Following its own findings of severe corruption in government, the South African Council of Churches called for the dissolving of parliament and new general elections.

South African bishops: Zuma resignation would not solve all problems

Corruption must be rooted out at every level of government in South Africa, said the country's Catholic bishops.

They said while they respected calls for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, "such a step would not in itself be a complete solution."

Zuma faced widespread calls to resign after he fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a move that saw South Africa's credit rating downgraded to junk status.

South African Jesuits shocked at actions that led to 94 patient deaths

South Africa's Jesuit Institute said it is appalled at government actions that led to the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients in Gauteng province, and the bishops' justice and peace commission called for compensation to affected families.