African Catholic climate activists warn against proposed pipeline

As Catholic groups worldwide divest from fossil fuels, some priests, environmental conservationists and activists in East Africa are resisting an oil pipeline taking shape in their region.

Tanzania mourns Benjamin Mkapa, former president who worked for peace

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa, a Catholic who led several regional peace mediation efforts, died July 24. He was 81.

With dam near completion, Catholic leaders urge equitable sharing of Nile

As Ethiopia prepares to open the continent's largest hydroelectric dam, East African Catholic leaders emphasize water is a resource that must be shared equitably.

Congo's new Ebola outbreak adds strain as agencies respond to COVID-19

As Congo battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Ebola outbreak has resurfaced in the northwest, just as authorities were prepared to declare the end of Ebola in three eastern provinces.