Africa

Survivors of Cyclone Idai arrive at an evacuation center on March 21, 2019, in Beira, Mozambique. The African nation is one of three that Pope Francis will visit in September. (CNS photo/Denis Onyodi, Red Cross Red Crescent via Reuters) 
Gerard O’Connell August 20, 2019
Pope Francis will visit Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in his September trip, writes Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell, all former colonies facing development challenges.
“The situation is too fragile; the future is very unclear. This is a country of coups, and anything can happen here,” said Bishop Andali.
An aerial view shows the power-generating wind turbines seen at northern Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Sept. 4, 2018, in Loyangalani, Kenya. Catholic leaders welcomed the project as good for the environment and for human development. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
From a remote rocky and hilly stretch of the wilderness in Loyangalani district, the ever-present winds in the region effortlessly turn the turbines, producing 310 megawatts. It's enough to power 1 million homes, according to projections.
J. J. Carney August 09, 2019
Radio Pacis continues to exemplify how Catholic radio can respond to the “signs of the times.”
A displaced Christian woman prays in front of a grotto with a statue of Mary in Kaya, Burkina Faso, May 16, 2019. Bishop Laurent Dabire of Dori, president of the bishops' conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, has urged international action to stop the massacre of Christians by foreign-backed Islamist groups. (CNS photo/Anne Mimault, Reuters) 
Catholic News Service August 02, 2019
"If the world continues to do nothing, the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence," said Bishop Laurent Dabire of Dori, president of the bishops' conference of Burkina Faso and Niger.
Africa's bishops pledged to work together to ensure that the continent's resources serve development and peace of all people.