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East-Central Africa

The East-Central Africa Division is comprised of 11 countries. Amid a population of about 307 million, the Seventh-day Adventist Church counts more than 2.5 million members worshiping at more than 11,000 churches.

This division is home to the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya, which provides theological training to pastors across the continent. It also operates several other universities and many secondary schools.

The church in Rwanda has more than half a million members and is well regarded in the community. Rwandans are required to perform community service for basic country development on the last Saturday of each month, but the government allows Adventists to perform these duties on Sunday instead to accommodate Sabbath-observance.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has major operations throughout the division.

Kenyan long-distance runner Abel Kirui, an Adventist Church member, won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Church Leaders Confirm 10 Adventists Were Killed in Garissa University Massacre

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Gunmen stormed Garissa University College, located in Garissa, Kenya on Thursday, April 2, leaving an estimated 147 people dead. It is being reported...

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Kenya’s President pledges support for Adventist education

Kenya’s President pledges support for Adventist education

Feb 24, 2015

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the main campus of Adventist University Africa (AUA) on Sunday to support the construction of a new Health...

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Rwanda’s prime minister commends Adventist education

Rwanda’s prime minister commends Adventist education

Feb 11, 2015

Rwanda’s prime minister today commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its commitment to education during a ceremony to dedicate a new science...

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Adventists ‘Shake Africa for Christ’ with 2,309 baptisms in Indian Ocean

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Feb 11, 2015

Thousands of people have joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church across East Africa, including 2,309 in a mass baptism in the Indian Ocean following...

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Adventist Church president offers condolences for families of Kenya bus attack victims

Dec 01, 2014

Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson has issued a statement of condolence for families of those killed in a militant attack in...

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