Church to vet Pope souvenir portraits (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

Kampala. The Catholic Church leadership in Uganda yesterday issued guidelines for the making of souvenirs for Pope Francis’ visit expected in November. The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), said in a statement that, “All images of the Holy Father have to be approved by the Holy See through the UEC”. “All intending producers of items have to…

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Zimbabwean Doctors Protest over Disappearance of Strike Leader

HARARE – A young Zimbabwean doctor who led a recent doctors’ strike over poor government salaries disappeared Saturday, in a move his colleagues say is an overt warning to all public-sector doctors in the country.The events could exacerbate an impasse …

Algeria Announces Dec. 12 for Presidential Election

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than five m…