Pope Francis cancels plans for a 2017 visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis cancels plans for a 2017 visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis will not be traveling to South Sudan this year, a trip that tentatively was planned for October, according to Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. The Vatican did not cite a specific reason for postponing the ecumenical visit, according to the Catholic News Agency, and Burke did not elaborate during…

Rwanda: Kwibuka observance recalls 1994 genocide victims

Rwandans on Friday honor the memory of the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of more than 1 million people. The “remember, unite, renew” theme of the Kwibuka observance begins with President Paul Kagame lighting the Flame of Remembrance, with daylong events planned at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Memorial –…

Pope Francis: from Uganda to CAR

Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni, government officials and church leaders. He is the third Pope to have ever visited the country. On the same day he arrived Pope Francis called on the Ugandan government to establish “responsible” leadership in the country. When addressing…

Uganda: Pope Francis visit a welcome relief from campaign fever

Pope Francis visit to Uganda, a trip steeped in history, at the end of this week, threatens to bring much needed relief to a country in the throes of its most competitive presidential campaign in decades. Pope Francis will be the third Pope to visit Uganda when he touches ground…

Paul Busharizi

Paul Busharizi is currently a contributing editor (Business & Politics) at the Uganda's leading daily the New Vision.

Could it be that Pope Francis will cancel his trip to CAR?

It looks likely that Pope Francis will have to cancel his scheduled visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) later this month due to violence fuelled by sectarianism in the country. Violence in the capital, Bangui, between Muslims and Christians has steadily worsened creating major security concerns. The United Nations…

Violence in CAR ahead of Pope visit

Violence in the Central African Republic has dramatically increased causing Pope Francis and his team to question whether or not his scheduled visit to the country at the end of the month will go ahead. AFP reported that “more than 100 homes were torched and several people slaughtered as sectarian violence…

Kenya: Pope Francis to visit East Africa as Christians and Muslims fight violent extremism

Nairobi, Kenya: It’s all systems go ahead of the state visit by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, next month. Preparations to receive the Catholic spiritual leader are in top gear even as Muslims and Christians step up joint efforts to end youth radicalisation in the country. The…

Robert Wanjala

Robert Wanjala is a passionate investigative journalist with over five years experience.