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South Sudanese rebel soldiers  at a military camp in April (AP)

The cardinal and Bishop Kenney have appealed for peace and humanitarian assistance for the troubled country

The wife of the injured editor blames the Lesotho army for the shooting, according to Amnesty International (PA)

The Church in Lesotho has recorded a rise in the ‘alarming’ number of human rights abuses by the government

Refugees wait for food rations from the United Nations in early February at a camp in Mwanza, Malawi (CNS)

Bishops ask for more foreign aid to support the African nation’s 6.5 million people in need of food

South Sudanese rebel soldiers  at a military camp in April (AP)

More than 50 people were killed in a battle between government forces and a new rebel group

Looters climb on the roofs of shops during protests in Pretoria, South Africa. (CNS)

The South African Council of Churches has criticised the country’s politicians for inciting violence in the lead up to the coming election

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, of Nigeria (AP)

Cardinal John Onaiyekan was unhurt after the vehicle he was travelling in was shot at by gunmen

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (CNS)

Bishop Gabuza has criticised comments made by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

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Pope Francis  with President Touadéra of the Central African Republic (AP)

Francis reflected on his visit to CAR during his meeting with President Touadéra

Nigerian's attend a Bring Back Our Girls protest outside the presidential villa in Abuja (CNS)

Bishops Matthew Audu of Lafia and George Dodo of Zaria urged officials to boost intelligence gathering efforts