East Africa

This consists of Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, and Kenya. In the second half of the 19th Century only the coast of Africa was well known to Europeans. Cardinal Lavigerie sent the first Missionaries of Africa towards the interior of the continent via the Sahara in the North. These caravans were wiped out, so he sent more groups via East Africa. These were the Missionaries who went through what is now Tanzania to, what is now, Uganda and Burundi-Rwanda and eventually Congo. The first Missionaries of Africa converts in Uganda were persecuted and some became the Martyrs of Uganda. The Missionaries of Africa came late to Kenya and Sudan. 

There are 62 confreres originating in this Province.

1. Kenyan Sector – 4 communities

The Missionaries of Africa confreres in Kenya all work in Nairobi.

1 community: (the Provincial House)
1 community: (Formation house – Theology)
1 community: (Parish Ministry)
1 community: (Parish Ministry, Justice and Peace, Vocations, Media)

There are 11 Kenyan Missionaries of Africa. 3 work in Kenya and 8 elsewhere.

Vocations Enquiries should be directed to:                                                             The Vocations Director, Email: wito4africa@yahoo.comTel. +254718080276

2. Sudanese Sector - 1 community

There is only one Missionary of Africa parish in Sudan. 

It is in Khartoum, the capital. It is hoped that 1 confrere will begin work in neighbouring South Sudan soon in a joint effort with other missionary congregations. However, the present situation there is very difficult.

There are 2 Sudanese confreres. 1 works in Sudan and the other elsewhere.

3. Tanzanian Sector - 14 communities

Sector House, Dar-es-Salaam

Sector House, Dar-es-Salaam

There are Missionaries of Africa working in 7 of the dioceses of Tanzania

1 community in Arusha (Novitiate)
6 communities in Dar-es-Salaam (Administration, Justice and Peace, Parish Ministry, Vocations Promotion)
1 community in Geita (Parish Ministry)
1 community in Kigoma (Parish Ministry, Diocesan Garage)
1 community in Mbeya (Parish Ministry, Youth Centre)
3 communities in Mwanza (Parish Ministry, Visitors)
1 confrere in Tabora (Institute for the Deaf)

Vocations enquiries: email: damanafidelis@yahoo.co.uk  Tel: +255787003170       Vocations Director, Missionaries of Africa, Box 280, Dar es Salaam

There are 28 Tanzanian confreres. 4 are working in Tanzania and 24 are elsewhere.

4. Ugandan sector – 9 communities

Statue of Fr. Lourdel, MAfr., first White Father in Uganda

Statue of Fr. Lourdel, MAfr., first White Father in Uganda

There are Missionaries of Africa working in 6 of the dioceses of Uganda:

1 confrere in Hoima, (chaplain in Kyatiri)
1 community in Jinja (house of Formation – Philisophy)
6 communities in Kampala (Seminary, Administration, Vocations, Spiritual Animation, Martyrs of Uganda National Shrine, Parish Ministry)
1 community in Mbarara (Chaplaincies)
1 community in Moroto (Parish Ministry)
1 community in Soroti (Parish Ministry

There are 24 Ugandan confreres. 3 are working in Uganda and 21 elsewhere.

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