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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.

ADRA mourns loss of staff killed in South Sudan

ADRA mourns loss of staff killed in South Sudan

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is mourning the death of one of its employees killed on Tuesday, April 24, in Tali County, South Sudan. Mr. Agoyo Robert was working for ADRA South...

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Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Young people organize food and water drives for Global Youth Day 2018

Adventist youth around the world deliberately missed out on hearing a sermon on Saturday, March 17, choosing instead to “Be The Sermon” in celebration of Global Youth Day 2018 Thousands of young...

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The Government of Rwanda comforts the families whose members were struck by lightning

The Government of Rwanda comforts the families whose members were struck by lightning

On March 14, the two government officials in Rwanda visited the families of Adventists whose members died last week when lightning struck the church. The reason for the visit was to comfort and...

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Bride price, divorce, and leadership in African families

Bride price, divorce, and leadership in African families

The Adventist Pan-African Conference on Dynamic Family Relations, a milestone event that brought together the three Seventh-day Adventist Division on the African subcontinent concluded with an...

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Fifteen church members die after being struck by lightning in Rwanda

Fifteen church members die after being struck by lightning in Rwanda

Lighting struck a Rwandan church on March 10, killing 15 members. More than 130 others attending divine services at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church were taken to an area hospital and other...

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Polygamy, dual career marriages, and African culture among topics at groundbreaking conference in Kenya

Polygamy, dual career marriages, and African culture among topics at groundbreaking conference in Kenya

In another first for the Family Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, three African divisions, or world regions, came together from March 1-3, 2018 to discuss relevant and...

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