For the last time this year, here is my pick of the top Christian stories in Africa this week from the African media. Africa Church News Round-Up will return in 2012.
Church to build US$48 million Mall in Kumasi
Is this really what the church should be spending their money on? ‘Construction work on a US$48 million Garden City Mall Project, initiated by the Methodist Church, Ghana is set to begin next year, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, the Presiding Bishop, has announced’. Read more.
Source: Vibe Ghana
Stop harassment, clerics urge govt
Church leaders have criticised traditionalists for harassing those opposed to their way of behaving or doing things.Traditionalists have been accused of beating up men who refused to follow traditional initiation rites. Read more.
Source: The Citizen (Tanzania)
Southern Province Minister confesses to practising Satanism
Southern Province Minister and also MMD Livingstone Constituency Member of Parliament Lukulo Katombola has confessed of having been a devil worshiper and practising some dark world activities in his life. Read more.
Source: Zambian Watchdog
ZAOGA Pastor died “because of too much fasting”
A Pastor with the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa(ZAOGA) church suffered a medical breakdown and subsequently lost her life as a result of engaging too much fasting, some church members of ZAOGA have claimed. Read more.
Source: Zim Eye
Why the Church must embrace gays
IT’s ironic that churches in Malawi are leading the charge against gays contrary to the fundamental basis of Christianity teaching which is love for all of God’s children. Read more.
Source: The Maravi Post
It’s no big deal cooking for my wife – Bishop Chukwuma
Interview with the Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma. Although it's no deal for him to cook for his wife, it would be a big deal if she didn't cook for him! Read more.
Source: Sun News (Nigeria)