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Pope Francis in CAR to preach peace

Sunday 29 November 2015 12:30

Pope Francis has landed in the war-torn Central Africa Republic (CAR).


Pope Francis arrived at the Namugongo Catholic Martyrs shrine in Uganda on Saturday where he lead holy mass.
Bozize hopes Pope's visit will bring peace ahead of poll

Saturday 28 November 2015 23:10

The Central African Republic's exiled former President, Francois Bozize, says he is hoping that Pope Francis will help with reconciliation in his home country ahead of elections.


Pope Francis told the youth in Uganda that he was pained by the horrors of war and Aids.
Pope urges Uganda youth to turn their ‘negatives into positive'

Saturday 28 November 2015 17:34

Pope Francis has told thousands of Ugandan youths to turn their negatives into positives.


Youths await Pope’s arrival in Kampala

Saturday 28 November 2015 13:25

Thousands of Ugandan youths have gathered at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala to meet with Pope Francis when he arrives on Saturday afternoon.


Ugandans go wild for Pope Francis

Saturday 28 November 2015 11:55

Pope Francis has arrived at the Namugongo Catholic Martyrs shrine where he will lead holy mass.


Pope fever grips Uganda

Saturday 28 November 2015 08:56

Tens of thousands of Ugandans came out to see the Pope on Friday. Many waited for hours for the chance to have the Pope bless them.


Pope in Africa rails against corruption, appeals for refugees

Friday 27 November 2015 22:31

Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies.


There was excitement in the air during Pope Francis’s arrival in Uganda.
Pope Francis arrives in Uganda

Friday 27 November 2015 19:15

Pope Francis has arrived in Uganda on the second leg of his African tour.


Pope in Africa calls city slums "wounds" inflicted by inequality

Friday 27 November 2015 18:04

Pope Francis visited a Nairobi slum on Friday, calling such areas "wounds inflicted" by a wealthy and powerful elite and urging Africa's governments to do more to lift their people up from poverty.


 Pope Francis was in Kenya this week; he will also visit Central African Republic.
Uganda’s security forces ready for Pope’s visit

Friday 27 November 2015 08:09

Uganda's security forces say all is in place to secure the Pope's visit to the country.  


Pope Francis will also visit the Central African Republic.
Pope Francis arrives in Uganda on Friday

Friday 27 November 2015 05:55

Pope Francis will arrive in Uganda on Friday in the second leg of his visit to east Africa.


 Pope Francis is visiting Africa for the first time.
Expectations high over Pope's visit to Africa

Wednesday 25 November 2015 11:08

There is a lot riding on Pope Francis' first visit to the continent.  


 Pope Francis is set to embark on a visit to East Africa this week.
Excitement in the air in East Africa ahead of Pope Francis’s visit

Monday 23 November 2015 19:26

Excitement is mounting in East Africa as the hour nears for Pope Francis to touch down in Kenya.


African gays ask Pope to preach tolerance

Sunday 22 November 2015 10:21

African gays have a simple plea for Pope Francis ahead of his first visit to the continent: bring a message of tolerance even if you will not bless our sexuality.


MTN to appeal Uganda's fine judgment

Thursday 19 November 2015 11:55

Mobile giant MTN says it is appealing a judgment by the Ugandan commercial court to pay a R9bn fine to mobile financial services company EzeeMoney Limited.


MTN has been accused of unfair competitive practices and sabotaging EzeeMoney Limited businesses in Uganda
MTN hit by yet another fine

Wednesday 18 November 2015 15:43

Distressed local mobile operator MTN has reportedly been slapped with a R9m fine that has been imposed by MTN Uganda.


Gabon first African team to qualify for third round of CAF matches

Sunday 15 November 2015 18:05

Gabon became the first African country to qualify for the third round of CAF matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Since his election as the first Latin American pope, Francis has met the neediest on each of his 10 foreign tours.
Pope to make first Africa trip in November

Saturday 17 October 2015 15:13

Pope Francis will meet slum dwellers and refugees and call for dialogue between Christians and Muslims when he visits Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic in November.


Africa fails its young scientists by not investing in their innovation

Tuesday 13 October 2015 10:15

A Ugandan scientist has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five minutes at the point of care in the community.


Motor cycle ambulances are easier and cheaper to maintain.
Motocycle ambulances a saving grace for pregnant women in Uganda

Friday 25 September 2015 20:11

Rural health workers in Uganda have found a solution to navigate through harsh terrain to reach isolated villages where at risk pregnant mothers die during delivery.


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