Why Pope Francis struggles in Africa

A YEAR AGO President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique went to the Vatican and announced triumphantly that he had persuaded the pope to visit his country. Pope Francis retorted that he would make the trip in 2019—if he was still alive. This week the 82-year-old pontiff is keeping that promise, making only his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa, which is by far the biggest area of expansion for Christianity

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Congo-Brazzaville: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President’s Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president’s son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.

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Nigeria: Desperation to Hold Power Fuels Conflict, Says Jonathan

[Guardian] Abuja -”There is a vicious cycle in Africa where the struggle for political power leads to conflicts that bring up poor governance and create hardship which fuels the struggle for change of leadership, thus creating further conflicts and poor leadership.”

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