Africa

  • African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN repor...

      Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports “can be added to a long list of outrages” in the country. The Inter...

  • Religious Freedom in Africa

    Given the fact that Africa is a continent made up of 54 countries, one can expect to find a great variety of situations as far as religious freedom is concerned. These are the main ones we have identified during the period covered by the present report:- 1) There are countries where Islam is the off...

  • Rwanda: Religious Freedom in the World Report 2016

    Aid to the Church in Need’s comprehensive assessment on the threat to religious liberty today – published on Thursday 24th November 2016. Compiled by in-country experts – journalists, academics and commentators – the Religious Freedom in the World Report 2016, includes analysis on 196 na...

  • Pope Francis offers prayers following EgyptAir plane crash

    Pope Francis has voiced his prayers and condolences to all those affected by the apparent crash of an EgyptAir plane in the Mediterranean Sea Thursday morning. “Having learned with sadness of the tragic crash of the Egyptian passenger airliner, Pope Francis wishes to assure you of his prayers and ...

  • Training for terrorism aged nine – Reports reveal Islamist training camps ...

    Jihadist training camps made up of nearly 1,500 children as young as nine have been uncovered in central Africa, according to reports received by a leading Catholic charity at work in the region. Sources close to Aid to the Church in Need – which cannot be named for security reasons – stated tha...

  • The cost of violence: 15 million Africans displaced, with little hope for the fu...

    Plagued by wars, terrorism, and repressive governments, sub-Saharan Africa is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis that the international community is not ready to address, witnesses testified on Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill last Thursday. The number of displaced persons has reached an al...