East African leaders urge ‘immediate ceasefire’ in east DR Congo

BUJUMBURA (Burundi)— East African leaders called for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, at an extraordinary summit called to find ways of calming the raging conflict. The Saturday talks were hosted in Burundi by the seven-nation East Africa Community (EAC), which is leading mediation efforts to end the fighting in the […]


Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian Leaders Denounce Anti-Gay Laws

Pope Francis, the head of the Anglican Communion and top Presbyterian minister together denounced the criminalization of homosexuality on Sunday and said gay people should be welcomed by their churches. The three Christian leaders spoke out on LGBTQ rights during an unprecedented joint airborne news conference returning home from South Sudan, where they took part […]

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One Peacekeeper Killed in Congo After UN Chopper Comes Under Fire

One U.N. peacekeeper was killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday when a helicopter operated by the peacekeeping force came under fire while in the air, the U.N. mission called MONUSCO said. The helicopter was able to land in the provincial capital Goma. It was attacked after taking off from the city of […]