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UMC’s Africa University celebrates first 20 years

MUTARE, Zimbabwe—Pauline Shongo believes that one day Africa University will be the key to peace on the continent of Africa. So do the many who gathered on the campus of the United Methodist-related university March 22-24 to celebrate the school’s first 20 years. The university, located in Zimbabwe and established by the United Methodist Church […]

Africa U. students become mission interns

By Andra Stevens, UMNS… MUTARE, Zimbabwe—War in Liberia robbed Christian Zigbuo of his parents and three siblings and turned him into a refugee when he was 10 years old. His life was turned around by United Methodists who helped him obtain an education as a child in Côte d’Ivoire and as an adult at Africa […]

African students urged to be entrepreneurs

By Sharai Nondo, UMNS… MUTARE, Zimbabwe—In the 2012 graduating class at Africa University in Zimbabwe, Chiedza Dziva and seven other women finished at the top in fields ranging from business to agriculture. In most African cultures, education for women has not been a top priority, but at this United Methodist-affiliated university it has been a […]