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“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

Slain Liberian teen’s mother tells audience at memorial By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Center, Minn – Louise Karluah, the mother of slain Liberian teen Barway Collins has spoken openly for the first time since the tragedy about her unending pains, frustrations, and how she has reacted. Barway’s father, Pierre Collins confessed to […]

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat, writes David Hayes in London. That makes a coherent response vital. By David Hayes | The AfricaPaper  London, UK – The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to […]

At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

At 100, a Harlem Convent Struggles to Survive

By Benjamin Parkin | The AfricaPaper Harlem, New York – Sister Patricia Marie Williams grins as she recounts her favorite biblical stories, from the Prodigal Son to Adam and Eve. Soft sunlight spills into the room, sparsely decorated with a portrait of Pope Francis and a cross.On Saturday, Sister Patricia celebrates 70 years as a […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

By Harrison Mbungu | The AfricaPaper Mombasa, Kenya – Kenyan government has said illegal terror networks in Kenya are connected to drugs trafficking business which fund terrorism activities through youth events as the government intensifies its war against terror. Target  Groups Kenya has been hit by serious spate of terror attacks in the recent past […]

Same Sex Relations: “We Will Leave That to the People.”

Same Sex Relations: “We Will Leave That to the People.”

  As same sex relations continue to capture the debate across Africa, and the United States, President Peter Mutharika says Malawians should decide. From the capital, Blantyre, our correspondent reports. By Joseph Kayira | The AfricaPaper Blantyre, MALAWI – For all its well-deserved reputation as a God-fearing nation, the debate on the contentious issue of […]

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

By Emma Green | The AfricaPaper This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting. “What’s the church doing on fire?” Jeanette Dudley, the associate pastor of God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, […]

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | The AfricaPaper Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest? On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina. Some have called it racism. Others say […]

For Better Marriage: Church Offers Tips & Vocational Skills

For Better Marriage: Church Offers Tips & Vocational Skills

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper St. Paul, Minn – The local St. Paul based Universal Christian Ministries (UCM) recently hosted a three-day marriage and vocational seminar aimed to better prepare African immigrant women living in Minnesota on how they can maintain a happy home. The event formed part of UCM’s annual convention programs […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony held as $2.8M Construction of Ebenezer Community Church Begins

Groundbreaking Ceremony held as $2.8M Construction of Ebenezer Community Church Begins

By James Fasuekoi & Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn – In what was described as a historic event, last Sunday, more than 400 church members, supporters, and city officials gathered at the Ebenezer Community Church (ECC) groundbreaking ceremony. “We have been on this project for a while, and God has graciously helped […]

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