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The Redeemed Christian Church of God annual convention campground near Mowe, on the outskirts of Lagos. Credit: proof.nationalgeographic.com

Church business goes digital in Africa

Mania for Africa-produced mobile apps has spread to the continent’s churches. Almost half of sub-Saharan Africans will be mobile phone users by 2020, according to research by industry body GSMA. Half of those will be smartphone users.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Annual Convention, Camp Ground, Mowe, on the outskirts of Lagos. As many as 300,000 people attended the mass. Photo credit: Robin Hammond

Life in Lagos: The Deafening Roar of Big Religion

Every Sunday, as a child growing up in Wellington, New Zealand, I was taken to church; my Dad insisted. While the priest—a good man, but a man with no natural talent for public speaking—sermonized, my father would invariably fall asleep.

Professor and pastor Yemi Osinbajo is the Vice Presidential candidate for Nigeria's All Progressives Congress (APC) party

Nigeria APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari picks professor and pastor Yemi Osinbajo as running mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General (Retired) Muhammadu Buhari, has picked Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in Nigeria‘s 2015 presidential election scheduled for February 14, 2015.