Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Makamba Martin Blaise Nyaboho has been elected as the fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. When he is installed on Aug. 21, Nyaboho will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005. The 61-year-old bishop, a former member of the Anglican Consultative Council (2005 to […]

Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

[Anglican Communion News Service] The only secondary school Umdorain County, in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, has been destroyed in ongoing fighting between government forces and the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Nuba Mountains. Grace Secondary School, built by the Diocese of Kadugli in 2008, is one of a number of casualties of the […]

Campaign against sub-standard medicines in Accra

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Accra is planning to establish pharmacies in some of its parishes to tackle the problem of sub-standard and counterfeit medicines. The multi-billion-dollar global counterfeit drug trade is thriving in Africa, with disastrous consequences. Last year, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported that counterfeit anti-malarial […]

Tanzania: Trailblazer Hilda Kabia is first woman to lead Msalato Theological College

[Episcopal News Service] On Aug. 1, 2015, the Rev. Hilda Kabia became the first woman to head Msalato Theological College, located just outside Dodoma, Tanzania, in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. “She’s a trailblazer,” said the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, the Episcopal Church’s Africa partnerships officer, who along with his wife served two years at […]

Uganda: Anglicans walk hundreds of miles to remember martyrs

[Anglican Communion News Service] For the last week all roads in Uganda have been leading to the Namugongo Anglican site where more than 20 Anglican Christians were brutally murdered more than a century ago. Thousands of pilgrims have made the journey over hundreds of miles to reach the shrine of the Christian martyrs remembered on the […]

Jackson Ole Sapit elected as next archbishop of Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Kericho Jackson Ole Sapit has been elected to serve as the sixth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya and bishop of the Diocese of All Saints’ Cathedral. The 52-year-old bishop was baptized in 1977 and confirmed eight years later. His first church role was as evangelist and […]

In Zambia, cathedral indaba eases political tensions

[Anglican Communion News Service] The announcement that Zambia would go to the polls for a tripartite general election in August sparked an increase in violent incidents, of a kind rarely seen in the Central African nation. And as the tensions rose, political leaders from all the main political parties turned to the Church for help. […]

Makgoba calls church to prayer as South Africa debates state of the nation

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is calling for prayers for proceedings in Parliament in the coming days, when Members of Parliament will debate the state of the nation. South Africa President Jacob Zuma will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Feb. 11 […]

Anglicans urge prayers for Ethiopian tribal conflict

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Ethiopia are asking for prayers following an increase in tribal tensions between the Nuer and Anyuak ethnic groups. Local Anglicans have acted as human shields by escorting students from one tribe through the territory of the other, with the support of the security services. A statement from the Diocese […]

‘I would talk with Boko Haram’: Anglican Communion secretary general

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said he would be prepared to talk with Boko Haram, if their leadership could be identified. Speaking in a HARDtalk interview with BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, Idowu-Fearon warned that it was “not helpful” to talk of a “fundamental struggle between […]