— In the past century, Roman Catholicism has grown faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world, leading to calls during recent papal transitions for an African to head the church as pope. At a seminary in Rome where many Africans study, there are different ways of seeing that success.
Students at the […]
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This afternoon, 115 cardinals will file into the Sistine Chapel to begin discussions on who among them will be the next pope. NBC’s Lester Holt reports and Claudio Lavagna, NBC’s Rome correspondent, and Father Robert Barron discuss the decision-making process. As the papal conclave begins in Rome, wrapped in mystery and secrecy, there is no […]
Nine South African police officers charged with murdering a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged from a police vehicle have been denied bail. South Africa’s police watchdog says the police were denied bail at the close of testimony Tuesday in Benoni Magistrate’s Court, east of Johannesburg. Moses Dlamini, spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Directorate, […]
(Financial Times) — Africa must shake off its romantic view of China and accept Beijing is a competitor as much as a partner and capable of the same exploitative practices as the old colonial powers, Nigeria’s central bank governor has warned. Reflecting the shifting views of a growing number of senior African officials who fear […]
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South African police are to open a grave in Soweto that they believe contains the bodies of two anti-apartheid activists. Police reopened the case after receiving new information last year. It has been alleged the activists were killed by a group linked to Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela. Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from South Africa. […]