Kenyan Election Dispute Claims Many Victims

On January 1st, 2008 people were burned in a church at Kiambaa in Eldoret town by protesters of the December 27, 2007 election results in favor of the current Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki.   Violence was reported countrywide and was particularly fierce in Nairobi.  ...

D.R. Congo Brief History Profile

Feb 5, 1885 – 1908: Congo is colonized and becomes a private property of  Leopold II, King of Belgium. 1908 – 1960: Congo becomes a colony of the Belgian nation. June 24, 1960 – September 1960: Patrice Emry Lumumba elected Congo’s Prime Minister. He was...

Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation in Kenya

Friday, January 25, 2008 was designated as a special day of prayer for peace and reconciliation in Kenya.  To mark this day, the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a special prayer included below.  You are  invited to join in solidarity with...

Senator Obama Pushes for Peace in Kenya

In the midst of rallies in Iowa and café stops in New Hampshire, Senator Barack Obama has been on the phone, attempting to resolve the political crisis in Kenya that has claimed approximately 500 lives and displaced nearly 200,000. He spoke with both the incumbent,...