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A man is seen in 2012 walking through a Catholic church destroyed during the civil war in Mogadishu, Somalia (CNS)

‘The threat of Islamic extremism is of course always there, but the situation is now relatively safe’, claims local bishop

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama gives aid to internally displaced people in Jos, Nigeria (CNS photo/ EPA)

Recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have left hundreds of people dead

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban at the Catholic University of America in Washington last year (CNS)

Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue

Congolese Bishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu signs the accord between the opposition and the government of President Joseph Kabila  (CNS)

Under the accord, President Kabila will comply with constitutional provisions barring him from seeking a third term in office

Congolese President Joseph Kabila  (CNS)

The bishops have warned of chaos if government and opposition leaders fail to agree to a timeline for elections

Displaced people are seen outside their shelters in the Congolese village of Karukwat (CNS)

Bishops release statement as opposition groups prepare for mass demonstrations

Piles of clothes belonging to some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside a church in 1994 (AP)

The Church acknowledged that members planned and took part in the genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed

Protesters in Nairobi wear mock prison uniforms and stand behind a false prison to demand that corrupt government officials be jailed (CNS)

Concern over corruption comes in the wake of a financial scandal involving the country’s Ministry of Health

A group of South Sudanese government soldiers sit on the back of a pickup truck (AP)

Bishops from both Sudanese nations came together to call for forgiveness and understanding between sides

The Hague, the formal headquarters of the ICC (Vincent van Zeijst)

Church leaders have urged the South African government to reconsider their decision to leave the International Criminal Court