The Pope consoles the Congolese victims: your pain is my pain

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the Congolese people to forgive those who committed “inhuman violence” against them, celebrated Mass for a million people and then heard first-hand about the atrocities some of them endured: a teenage girl who was “raped like an animal” for months; a young man He witnesses his … Read more

Is there hope for a dying river in Kenya’s growing capital?

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Vultures search for dead animals along a river and diverted sewage canal in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs. The river and its tributaries cross Kibera, known as Africa’s largest slum with a population of nearly 200,000, and other … Read more