The pontiff will begin his first visit to Africa this week, stopping in Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. But hosting the Holy See won't be cheap.
Despite security concerns, Pope Francis will not wear a bulletproof vest nor travel in an armored popemobile during his six-day, three-nation tour of Africa.
Here is the full schedule for Pope Francis' visit to Africa, including his masses, meetings, speeches, events and everywhere the pontiff will go in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic.
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The State Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of six key leaders of a Somalia-based terrorist organization that has killed thousands of people in the Horn of Africa.
As the pontiff continues to reach out to Muslim leaders around the world, a delegation is set to meet with him during his visit to the African nation.
President John Magufuli is a 56-year-old former chemistry teacher and minister of works.
Pope Francis is expected to visit a mosque in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in its capital, where religious violence between Christians and Muslims persists.
The third India-Africa Forum Summit kicked off in New Delhi Monday, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to highlight the nation's “strong emotional link” with Africa.
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Pope Francis plans to meet with Catholic leaders and HIV-positive people in Uganda.
Angus Deaton, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Monday, has said that foreign assistance "does more harm than good."
President Barack Obama has to decide soon whether to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony.
The blast occurred on Wednesday as crowds gathered around the tanker to gather fuel after it had veered off the road.
A sophisticated hacking group believed to be working for the Russian Federation has been attacking Western government institutions for years, a report says.
Uganda has made significant progress in reducing poverty, raising average income and attaining its Millennium Development Goals agenda.
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Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed "The Terminator," spoke publicly for the first time since surrendering in 2013 and said he never attacked civilians.
While the 193-nation assembly overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine in 2012, a Palestinian attempt to secure full U.N. membership failed.
President Salva Kiir last week asked for more time for consultations, drawing threats of U.N. sanctions if he failed to ink it within a two-week deadline.
Kenya banned Ugandan sugar imports in 2012.
Prior to Uganda's Supreme Court ruling, running away or divorcing her abusive husband was not an option for Florence Abbo because her parents could not afford to refund the bride price.
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Even as opposition against Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni grows, the longtime leader is widely expected to extend his nearly 30-year-rule.
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