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The African tour train Tales

The African tour train Tales

A Christian podcast that talks about stories about Christianity in Africa. A Product of Bloom Radio

Episodes

  • How Christianity came to Seychelles How Christianity came to Seychelles Play in Edifi Player

    How Christianity came to Seychelles

    Today the train has taken us all the way to Seychelles, the land of over 15 islands with no indigenous inhabitants. Seychelles is part of the Indian Ocean, this Island is inhabited by a multi-ethnic population characterized by its long history of slavery, Arab and British Traders, French Colonizers, and Pirates. Their diverse nature is also seen through their different religions, culture, and cuisine. Religion in Seychelles is very varied. A larger proportion of the population is Christians …

  • Christianity in Dahomey kingdom, Benin Christianity in Dahomey kingdom, Benin Play in Edifi Player

    Christianity in Dahomey kingdom, Benin

    Today our train travels west and stops at Benin the country known for inhabiting a kingdom of a people whose way of life earned them the name _**'black spartan'**_ a likening to the spartans of Greece where men were trained from a young age to be warriors and also trained female soldiers. There are adherents to Christianity, Islam, and traditional religions however as per a 2013 census, Christianity is the dominant religion. Christianity first came to Benin in the 15th century and it was …

  • The Holy Ghost Church of East Africa 'Akurinu' The Holy Ghost Church of East Africa 'Akurinu' Play in Edifi Player

    The Holy Ghost Church of East Africa 'Akurinu'

    Today the train is making a stop in the beautiful land of Kenya. Today we look at a religion that started as a peaceful retaliation to colonial rule, way of life and religion. The train makes a stop between the ridges of the central highlands in Kenya to learn of the Holy Ghost Church of East Africa also known as Akurinu in local dialect.

  • Today the train stops in Mozambique, the FRELIMO land or the home of Samora Macel. Today the train stops in Mozambique, the FRELIMO land or the home of Samora Macel. Play in Edifi Player

    Today the train stops in Mozambique, the FRELIMO land or the home of Samora Macel.

    Today we look at the Old Cathedral or Church of Our Lady of Liberation in Quelimane. This old church was erected at the site where Vasco Da Gama tied his ships on his way to India.

  • The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro Play in Edifi Player

    The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

    Njoki Kahihu is in Cote D'ivoire visiting the the biggest catholic church in the world, **** The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro. It stands tall at 158 metres, 22 metres higher than saint Peter’s.also known as the basilica of the Bush, it is the most visited tourist attraction in Ivory Coast and may also be considered as the one of the most prominent tourist sights in all of West Africa.

  • Kahihu Njoki takes a bath at the Fascillides Bath Kahihu Njoki takes a bath at the Fascillides Bath Play in Edifi Player

    Kahihu Njoki takes a bath at the Fascillides Bath

    Kahihu Njoki travels to Ethiopia and takes a bath at the **Fascillides Bath.** Fasilides' Bath is an important cultural and historic monument that plays an important role during the Ethiopian festival of Timket. Visiting Gondar during Timkat is one of the most magical cultural experiences in Ethiopia. Pilgrims from across the country arrive to partake, and witnessing the **festivities play out amongst ancient structures** is a testament to the importance of historical sites like this for …

  • Christianity in Swaziland Christianity in Swaziland Play in Edifi Player

    Christianity in Swaziland

    Today the train will make a stop in Eswatini, Formerly known as Swaziland; the Kingdom of Eswatini was established by the Swazis in mid 18th century under the leadership of Ngwane the third. However, the Swazi territory as is today was unified and expanded by King Mswati the second in the 19th Century. King Mswati was known as a fighter and is credited for coming up with the defense strategies that led to the consolidation of Swazi territories into one kingdom. Christianity is the dominant …

  • The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte Play in Edifi Player

    The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte

    The train is making a stop in the southern hemisphere of Mozambique. At this island of Mozambique, we look at the chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte which was built in 1522 and it’s the oldest European building in the southern part of Africa still standing to date. The name of the church explains or gives meaning to its location. The name Baluarte means bastion or defender and so the chapel is named our lady of the bastion. The Portuguese built the church for both defensive and religious …

  • The African tour train Tales How religion came to Ethiopia Play in Edifi Player

    How religion came to Ethiopia

    Kahihu Njoki travels to Ethiopia to tell us how religion got there.

  • How religion was introduced to the people of Equatorial Guinea How religion was introduced to the people of Equatorial Guinea Play in Edifi Player

    How religion was introduced to the people of Equatorial Guinea

    Njoki Kahihu travels to Equatorial Guinea and tells us how religion was introduced to **Equatoguineans.**

  • Kahihu Njoki finds out how SDA came to Kenya Kahihu Njoki finds out how SDA came to Kenya Play in Edifi Player

    Kahihu Njoki finds out how SDA came to Kenya

    Kahihu Njoki tells tales of how the SDA church came to Kenya

  • Njoki Kahihu is in Chad to find out how Protestants and Catholics brought christianity. Njoki Kahihu is in Chad to find out how Protestants and Catholics brought christianity. Play in Edifi Player

    Njoki Kahihu is in Chad to find out how Protestants and Catholics brought christianity.

    **The majority of the Christians in Chad are divided into Protestants and Roman Catholics. Christianity came to Chad at the end of the 19th century shortly after the colonial conquest with the coming of the French. The Protestants were the first to arrive around the 1920s while The Roman Catholics came in 1929 a few years later.**

  • Kahihu Njoki goes to Madagascar to find out how Christianity came there Kahihu Njoki goes to Madagascar to find out how Christianity came there Play in Edifi Player

    Kahihu Njoki goes to Madagascar to find out how Christianity came there

    **Kahihu Njoki is making a stop at Madagascar to find out how Christianity found its way in Madagascar and how it was received there.**

  • Njoki Kahihu travels down to Uganda to find out how Christianity came in Uganda Njoki Kahihu travels down to Uganda to find out how Christianity came in Uganda Play in Edifi Player

    Njoki Kahihu travels down to Uganda to find out how Christianity came in Uganda

    Njoki Kahihu travels down to Uganda and tells us how Christianity came to Uganda