Africa

Pope Francis and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shake hands during a private audience in 2014 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Gabriel Bouys pool, via Reuters)
Faith News
"I hope that this visit will be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East," the pope said.
Politics & Society Last Take
Margot PattersonApril 18, 2017
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan; Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia are on the brink of it.
During a previous spasm of unrest related to xenophobia, protesters are seen looting a shop at a gas station in 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (CNS photo/Herman Verwey, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganApril 05, 2017
Are Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani and other immigrants “stealing” jobs from South Africans?
Human skulls suspected to belong to victims of a recent fight between the Congolese army and Kamuina Nsapu militia are seen on March 12 on the roadside near Kananga, Congo. (CNS photo/Aaron Ross, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 29, 2017
Catholic bishops in Congo have abandoned attempts to arrange a government-opposition power-sharing agreement, amid rising violence.
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, a mother, left, takes hold of her son after he was weighed and found to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition, at Al Sabbah Children's Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
Politics & Society News
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine.
A young family poses for a photo in Monrovia, Liberia, March 24, 2016 (CNS photo/Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMarch 24, 2017
Some of the tensions still troubling Liberian life have deep social and historical roots.