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West-Central Africa

West-Central Africa

From Mauritania in the northwest to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and Chad in the northeast, the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) is comprised of 22 countries.

With a population of about 350 million, the division has a church membership of about 865,000 people worshiping at 3,400 churches. The division was reorganized in 2003 when the denomination added a third division in Africa to accommodate church growth on the continent.

WAD has three universities in its territory. Nigeria is home to Babcock University, which includes the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine. The school has more than 5,800 students and is among the top three largest universities in the denomination by enrollment. Ghana is home to Valley View University, and Adventist University Cosendai is located in Cameroon. The University is one of only two private universities in Cameroon whose degrees are recognized by the government. The school has about 370 students.

In Ivory Coast, Adventist Church work resumes

In Ivory Coast, Adventist Church work resumes

Apr 26, 2011

Employees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's West-Central Africa Division headquarters are back at work, following weeks of national political...

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In Ivory Coast, Division officers' families moved to Ghana during national unrest

In Ivory Coast, Division officers' families moved to Ghana during national unrest

Apr 01, 2011

Some 40 family members of church officers at the Seventh-day Adventist Church's West-Central Africa Division, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, were...

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In Côte d'Ivoire, ADRA assisting families displaced by post-election violence

Feb 08, 2011

The recent post-election violence in the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire has prompted the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to...

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In Ghana, German grants fund conservation projects at Adventist university

In Ghana, German grants fund conservation projects at Adventist university

Mar 03, 2010

Grants from the German government and universities are helping a Seventh-day Adventist University in Ghana become one of the most...

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