News Releases

Elder Sitati addresses media in East Africa about the Nairobi, Kenya Temple

The Public Affairs office of the Africa Southeast Area and the Kenya National Public Affairs Council have hosted a historic media event in Nairobi, where journalists and senior editors interacted with Elder Joseph W. Sitati, a senior representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Madagascar-LDS Charities Continues Relief

March 7, 2017 Cyclone Enawo made landfall, packing 270 kilometer per hour winds as a Category 4 hurricane. Hitting the northern most area of the island nation of Madagascar where roads are dirt and many live on hillsides; flash flooding is common and getting into the area is difficult. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded to the needs of the people. 

Elder Rasband Visits Durban, South Africa and DR Congo and Ministers to One and All

Elder Rasband testifies about the blessings of Durban Temple construction

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has visited the construction site of the Durban, South Africa Temple, and offered his testimony of the blessings that await members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they prepare for its completion.

Malhampswene Clinic Receives Needed Equipment 

Malhampswene Clinic has received medical equipment from Sidat, a supplier, donated by the Church. Sidat delivered and assembled the equipment in two days.   

Elder Rasband visits the Durban Temple site after meetings with Saints

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has made a landmark visit to the construction site of the Durban South Africa Temple. His visit capped a weekend of prophetic counsel for priesthood leaders, members and the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband Arrives in South Africa

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, a member of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has arrived in the Africa Southeast Area.

He will be holding mission reviews, sister focus groups, special stake conferences and trainings.

LDS CHURCH, LEADING LIGHT IN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AFRICA

Leaders from both west and southeast regions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Africa, representing over 400,000 Church members, joined by senior officials of the European Union and the United Nations were welcomed as guests and participants to the 5th annual African Law and Religion Symposium held in Morocco this week; Religious freedom as the topic.

Church delegation participates in the law and religion symposium

The fifth annual law and religion symposium is taking place this week in Morocco's capital - Rabat. The event aims to protect and defend religious freedom.  This year it is taking place at the International University of Rabat. More than 100 delegates are present including academics, government leaders and human-rights activists.

CEO of Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust reflects on the temple

Bongi Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust reflects on her recent visit to the Africa Southeast Area office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She said the temple was an inspiration, much like the hospital which is set to open later in June.