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Zimbabwe: Prophet Magaya's Father Dies

[The Herald] Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder, Walter Magaya's father, Freddy Muvirimi, has died. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mbaka As End Time Gambling Opportunist

[This Day] Ben Ogu Mbaka admonishes controversial Catholic Priest, Ejike Mbaka, and accuses him of serving partisan political interests (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: CAN Demands Arrest of Miyetti Allah Leaders

[This Day] Abuja -The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the federal government to immediately re-organise the headship of the country's security agencies to ensure that they are not dominated by persons of one religion and same section of the country. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Catholic Church to Build Cathedral at 1930 Prison

[New Times] After years of speculation about what next for the premises formerly occupied by Nyarugenge Prison, popularly known as '1930' the expansive prime property is set to accommodate what could be the country's biggest Catholic cathedral. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Supreme Court's Judgement On Imo Election Wicked, Corrupt - Anglican Bishops

[Vanguard] Enugu -The Bishops of Anglican Church on Wednesday rejected the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Muslim Major Wins SANDF Headscarf Case ... and Now Equality Court Date Looms

[News24Wire] Although a court ruling allows Major Fatima Isaacs and other Muslim members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to wear headscarves under their berets, a new court challenge against the SANDF's policy is looming. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Clergyman Urges Christians to Forgive

[Observer] Forgiveness is a biblical virtue that Christians use in their daily lives to stay reconciled and united. The principle was emphasized by Jesus Christ himself when the Apostle Peter asked: Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother? Seven times? In response, Jesus said, "not seven times, but seventy times seven." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Anglican Bishops Reject Imo Verdict, Ask CJN to Resign

[Vanguard] The Bishops of Anglican Church have rejected the Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 Imo State governorship polls, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress, APC, and called for the reversal of the judgment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Andimi - Fury, As Boko Haram Beheads CAN Chair in Adamawa

[Vanguard] The vicious jihadist terrorist organisation, Islamic State's West Africa Province, ISWAP, also known as Boko Haram sect has beheaded abducted Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NSCIA Condemns CAN Chairman's Killing

[Daily Trust] The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar has expressed shock over the killing, by terrorists, of Pastor Lawan Andimi, the Christian Association of Nigeria branch chairman of Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Northern CAN to Govt - Stop Killings of Christians in North

[Vanguard] The recurring attacks, kidnappings and killings of Christians especially in the North East by the Jihadist groups have been described as a ploy to set the northern region on fire if the federal government fails to curb the trend. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghanaian Times Assures Faith-Based Organisations of Equal Coverage

[Ghanaian Times] The Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Dave Agbenu, has assured faith-based organisations of equal media coverage for their activities and collaboration to deepen peaceful co-existence in the country. (AllAfrica)

Angola: UCKG Might Shut Down Activities in Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The director of the national institute for religious affairs (INAR), Francisco Castro Maria, admitted last Tuesday in Luanda the possibility that the authorities might close down the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Angola, in case it is proved the accusations made by top members of the institution. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Amnesty International Condemns Killing of CAN Chairman

[Daily Trust] Amnesty International yesterday condemned the killing of the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram terrorists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: One Shot Dead, Another Injured As Police Disperse Shi'ites Protest in Abuja

[Vanguard] A yet-to-be-identified man has been allegedly shot dead by the police in Abuja during a protest by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, over the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in a correctional centre in Kaduna. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Protest By Shii'ite Group Claims One Life

[This Day] Abuja -The FCT Police Command said yesterday it has restored calm around Berger Round-about after a violent protest by members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). It said the group went berserk attacking innocent citizens and police operatives with dangerous weapons. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Boko Haram Killing of Christian Body's Chief, Provocative - Buhari

[This Day] Abuja, Kaduna, Yola -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned the killing of Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Pastor Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram, describing it as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Church Leader, Three Others in Nasarawa

[This Day] Lafia -Unknown gunmen, suspected to be Fulani militia, yesterday invaded Abebe community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing a Catholic Church leader, Mr. Augustine Avertse, and three others during the invasion. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Clergyman Advised Gospel Artists to Engage in Contemporary Style

[This Day] In a bid to change the narratives of gospel songs and engaging in generational message, Pastor Sola Adebayo has advised gospel artists to pin into contemporary music. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Pope Appoints First Woman to Vatican Foreign Ministry Post

[Citizen] Vatican -Pope Francis has named Francesca Di Giovanni, a longtime Vatican official, as an undersecretary in the Vatican's foreign ministry office, making her the first woman to hold a managerial position at the Vatican Secretariat of State, reports the Catholic Herald. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Open Bible Church Elects New Officers

[New Dawn] Open Bible Standard Churches Liberia, Inc. ends a week-long Annual Conference here with the election of new corps of officers. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Gospel Music - Jubilee Praise Team Fêtes 10th Anniversary

[Cameroon Tribune] A concert to mark the event held in the Yaounde Conference Centre on January 12, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Erroneous And Misleading - Margibi County Land Administrator Apologizes for Misleading Statement About Rock Church

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Margibi County Land administrator of the Liberia Land Authority has apologized to Bishop Fatu Smith, the administrator of the Rocks International Church in Liberia, after he earlier released misinformation about regarding the church property. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Open Bible Church Ends Annual Conference in Monrovia - Elects New Corps of Officers

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Open Bible Standard Churches Liberia, Inc. has ended a weeklong Annual Conference that brought together hundreds of delegates from across the Country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Rev. J. Emanuel Bowier Celebrates 70th Birthday With Cheerful Giving

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Former Information Minister, Rev. J. Emmanuel Z. Bowier celebrated his 70th birthday over the weekend, in front of the Era Supermarket, where he and his wife, Mrs. Ruth Bowier divided rice, washing soap and sardines to some old people. These old folks are normally found around there begging for alms. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Three Churches Torched Twice in Sudan's Blue Nile State

[Radio Dabanga] Kampala / Bout -Three churches in Bout, Blue Nile state, were set on fire twice in the past four weeks, the Kampala-based Sudanese Human Rights and Democracy Organisation (HUDO) reported in an Urgent Appeal today. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The Beloftebos Wedding Venue, Heterosexism and Colonial Christianity

[Daily Maverick] What happened at the Beloftebos wedding venue in the Western Cape isn't just a same-sex couple issue; it's a symptom of the ethical disorientation that colonial Christianity spun South Africa into, and I don't think we'll transform or heal the country, or get buy-in on its Constitution, until we come to terms with how that Christianity became and remains part of its DNA. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Politicians, Church Leaders Behind Mashurugwi Menace - Zanu-PF MP

[New Zimbabwe] PROMINENT politicians and church leaders have been named as key figures fuelling the spread of machete wielding gangsters, Mashurugwi, who are perpetrating violence in some parts of the country targeting gold miners. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Things Fall Apart in the Church of Refugees

[Daily Maverick] The centre cannot hold. Two and half months into the Cape Town refugee crisis, things are unravelling at the Central Methodist Mission. The group of displaced migrants have split into two hostile groups, while violence, court cases and allegations hang over them. Still, they hold on to the glimmer of hope for group resettlement out of a South Africa known for its xenophobia. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Anglican Bishop Appears in Court

[The Herald] Manicaland Diocese Anglican Bishop, Eric Ruwona, yesterday appeared in court on fraud charges involving $700 000 which he, together with three other accomplices, allegedly siphoned from church coffers. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Catholic Church Should Go Beyond Traditional Teachings - First Lady

[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame reminded leaders of the Catholic Church that they have a responsibility to educate its members beyond the traditional teachings of the religion, saying it could help the country towards its reconciliation journey. (AllAfrica)

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