Africa | Jul. 13 2000

Summer missionary killed in van crash

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A Georgia university student helping to build a church in Botswana was killed July 1 when the van in which... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 13 2000

Nigerian state declares itself Islamic

SOKOTO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s Sokoto state declared itself Islamic beginning May 29, despite a federal government directive that no... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 13 2000

Ethiopian denomination ordains first woman

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Bekure Daba of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus has become the first ordained woman in the 3 million-member... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 29 2000

Open season declared on priests in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria — Muslim extremists have declared open season on priests in Nigeria, a Catholic leader told Catholic World News. Father... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 29 2000

Violence leaves 100 dead in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria — Violence between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria has claimed an additional 100 victims as the government tries desperately... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 22 2000

Flights suspended to New Guinea

MENDI, Papua New Guinea — Missionary Aviation Fellowship is suspending flights to three villages in Papua New Guinea after the hijacking... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 15 2000

Despite advancement, African nation remains hungry

  Nearly 8 million Ethiopians are affected by severe drought, reports the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and 2 million... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 15 2000

Baptists respond to emerging famine

  Southern Baptists have mobilized to help some of the 7.7 million people threatened by an emerging famine in southeastern Ethiopia. And... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 15 2000

Church of Brethren sees decline

ELGIN, Ill. — The small Church of the Brethren lost 1,707 members in 1999, representing a 1.2 percent membership drop for a church that... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 8 2000

Apartheid activist begins jail term

CAPE TOWN, Africa — South African anti-apartheid activist and former cleric Allan Boesak began a three-year jail term for fraud and theft... [READ MORE]