Africa

Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb 15. Mr. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Anthony Egan February 15, 2018
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomed the resignation as “long overdue.”
"I think they have chosen Somalia because there is no central authority," Bishop Giorgio Bertin said.
Meghan J. Clark February 13, 2018
The president’s apparent lack of knowledge about the U.S. immigration system and the complexities of Africa is especially concerning to anti-poverty volunteers.
Political unrest in and around the capital, Kinshasa, is just the latest malady to afflict the Congolese citizens.
Gerard O’Connell February 04, 2018

Pope Francis has called for a "special day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world" on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, particularly for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

The seven Trappists and 11 other religious men and women were killed in Algeria in the 1990s.