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A recent roundtable meeting about the new United Methodist University of Sierra Leone brought together the Rev. Kim Cape (far left), top executive of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Bishop John Yambasu (second from left) and other church leaders. The university is to open in October. Photo by Jan Snider, UMNS

Coming soon: United Methodist University of Sierra Leone

Organizers promise school will be like no other in West Africa, combining academics with service through sustainable agriculture, public health Read More

Gen. Constantino Chiwenga of the Zimbabwe National Army arrives for the dedication of the Early Childhood Development Complex in Nyadire, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Taurai Emmanuel Maforo.

Church partners with Zimbabwean army on educational facility

The United Methodist Church has partnered with the Zimbabwe National Army in building a state-of-the-art facility for training Early Childhood Development teachers Read More

Bishop Nkulu Ntanda Ntambo

Bishop Ntambo attends World Humanitarian Summit

First-ever U.N. event brings together 9,000 people from 173 countries, including 55 heads of state Read More

Isaac Broune (left) and Joe Tueche Ndzulo handle the French desk during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. News reports from General Conference were transmitted via text message in four languages to almost 4,000 recipients in Africa.

Thousands of Africans received GC2016 news via text

A new texting program kept African United Methodists in the loop as General Conference was happening. Read More

9/11 Memories: Arlette Kitenge

From Rwanda, Arlette Kitenge had been in the U.S. for one year when terrorists struck on 9/11. View

Delegates will use tablet computers to ask to speak during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

Some say use of tablet computers for gaining floor recognition puts them at a disadvantage. Read More

Committee upholds plan for 5 new African bishops in 2020

Central Conference Standing Committee holds to need for studying when to add new bishops in Africa and how to pay for those episcopal areas. Read More

African delegates to The United Methodist Church's General Conference 2016 gather at Canby Retreat Center in Portland, Ore. The United Methodist Church Africa Initiative hosted the meeting. Photo by Jerry Kulah.

Africans poised for clout at GC2016

Retreat prepares them to push for more clout and resources, and maintaining church law on homosexuality. Read More

The Rev. Nyenda Okoko (center) leads a procession to welcome visitors to Oye United Methodist Church, south of Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo. General Conference 2016, set for May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon, will consider when to add bishops in Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: When to add bishops in Africa?

Committee wants comprehensive plan first, but others say the need is too great to wait. Read More

The computerization of this rural health facility impresses Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Mashambanhaka clinic pioneers computerization

“We were the first clinic in the country to have the Primary Health Care computer program,” Itai Katsande said of Mashambanhaka Clinic. Read More

Health worker Kadie E. Koroma (right), part of a team with the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign, processes a voucher that will provide mosquito nets for the family of Gbassay Foday (seated at left) for her home in Baoma village, near Bo, Sierra Leone, in June 2014. The campaign had raised more than $68 million by the end of 2015. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Nearing a malaria goal before GC2016

With most of $75 million goal raised, United Methodists will celebrate how Imagine No Malaria has made a difference both inside and outside the church. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Europe

In Europe, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies developed most strongly through migration between Europe and the U.S. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Asia

On the continent of Asia, the United Methodist presence has become limited to the Philippines and to recent missions in South-East Asia and Mongolia. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Africa

On the continent of Africa, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies has developed through missionaries, who were mostly from the U.S. but also from Europe. Read More

At a community gathering in Tilorma village, Kenema district, Sierra Leone, hand-washing became routine after the outbreak of Ebola. The virus has killed nearly 4,000 people in Sierra Leone.

New Ebola death shocks Sierra Leone

United Methodist churches join in resuming preventive measures as questions linger about hospital’s care for victim. Read More

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