Africa

Since civil war began to rip apart South Sudan's fragile democracy in 2013, roughly one-third of the country's 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
People who fled from their homes after recent ethnic violence take refuge at a camp for displaced people in Bunia, eastern Congo, on Feb. 17, 2018. Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast has forced more than 32,000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
Roman Catholic priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of one of their brethren this week in the largely lawless region.
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela walk together on Feb. 11, 1990, upon his release from prison in Cape Town. Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81. (AP Photo)
Anthony Egan April 04, 2018
The “struggle era” in South Africa is ending.
South African President Jacob Zuma speaks on Feb. 14 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Zuma, 75, resigned that day after nine years in office. (CNS photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters)
Russell Pollitt, S.J. March 29, 2018
Catholic leaders in South Africa praise the court decision to summon Zuma, saying it proves that no one is above the law.
A Franciscan stands near U.N. peacekeeping soldiers in 2017 in the village of Ndim, Central African Republic. The recent death of a Catholic priest in the Central African Republic demonstrates the delicate nature of peace in the country, where a cardinal and an imam have worked to bring the population toward peace and unity. (CNS photo/Baz Ratner, Reuters)
Cardinal Dieudone Nzapalainga of Bangui joined Imam Omar Kobine Layama March 26 in denouncing the priest's killing.
Russell Pollitt, S.J. March 27, 2018
New president Cyril Ramaphosa has brought hope to South Africa, but he still comes from the party responsible for the disastrous reign of Jacob Zuma.