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 towards Timbouctou. These caravans were wiped out, so he sent more groups via East Africa. These Missionaries were welcomed on the Swahili Coast by Holy Ghost Fathers who had missions there, then they continued on 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 74 confreres originating from 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 17 Kenyan Missionaries of Africa. 3 work in Kenya and 14 elsewhere.

Vocations Enquiries should be directed to the Vocations Director.

Email: wito4africa@yahoo.com
Tel. +254718080276

2. Sudanese Sector - 1 community

There is only one Missionary of Africa parish in Sudan. 

It is in Khartoum, the capital. An Irish confrere has been appointed to neighbouring South Sudan 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 6 of the dioceses of Tanzania

1 community in Arusha (Novitiate)
5 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)

Vocations enquiries:

Email: damanafidelis@yahoo.co.uk  Tel: +255787003170       

Vocations Director, Missionaries of Africa, Box 280, Dar es Salaam

There are 30 Tanzanian confreres. 3 are working in Tanzania and 27 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 for Missionary of Africa students).
5 communities in Kampala (Seminary, Administration, Vocations, Spiritual Animation, Martyrs of Uganda National Shrine, Parish Ministry) and 1 confrere lecturing at the Gbaba National Seminary.
1 confrere in Mbarara (Chaplain)
1 community in Moroto (Parish Ministry)
1 community in Soroti (Parish Ministry

There are 25 Ugandan confreres. 4 are working in Uganda and 20 elsewhere.

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