africa

In Africa, some religious leaders pay a heavy price for their faith

The look on his face at the hospital bed where he was undergoing treatment showed a man who was recovering, happy and grateful to God to be alive. It was the opposite situation on Sunday, April 25, wh...

In Africa, COVID-19 disrupted climate change work but also led to new opportunities

COVID-19 took a toll on climate change. Activists in Africa say that toll has been both negative and positive. Oluwatosin Kolawole, a Nigerian climate change activist, normally is an active advocate w...

Fire from Africa: The influence of ‘reverse missions’ today

While in the 19th and 20th centuries, America was seen as an exporter of Christianity to the rest of the world — in particular Africa — the 21st century is bringing a change some have called “reverse ...

54. Introduction to the History of the Jews of Africa (Jewish History Lab)

Preliminary remarks on the study of the Jews in Africa. Note: for some reason this particular topic attracts an unusual amount of inappropriate commentary. Scholarly, collegial discussion is welcomed ...

Ancestors, Spirits and God – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 8]

In this episode Zeinab Badawi examines religion in Africa. First the enduring presence of Africa’s indigenous religions, to which millions of people on the continent still adhere. She travels to Zimba...