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West-Central Africa

Map of West-Central Africa Division

West-Central Africa

From Mauritania in the northwest to the Republic of Congo to the south and Chad in the northeast, the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) is comprised of 22 countries.

With a population of about 350 million, the division has a church membership of about 865,000 people worshiping at 3,400 churches. The division was reorganized in 2003 when the denomination added a third division in Africa to accommodate church growth on the continent.

WAD has three universities in its territory. Nigeria is home to Babcock University, which includes the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine. The school has more than 5,800 students and is among the top three largest universities in the denomination by enrollment. Ghana is home to Valley View University, and Adventist University Cosendai is located in Cameroon. The University is one of only two private universities in Cameroon whose degrees are recognized by the government. The school has about 370 students.

Liberia’s Minister of Education supports “Every Child. Everywhere. In School” petition

Liberia’s Minister of Education supports “Every Child. Everywhere. In School” petition

To gain support for the Every Child Everywhere in School campaign, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in the West Africa region has worked closely with the Adventist Church and community...

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Ted Wilson prays with Ghana’s president

Ted Wilson prays with Ghana’s president

Ghana’s president promised to protect religious freedom during a meeting with Seventh-day Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson, and he enthusiastically accepted an offer by Wilson to read the Bible...

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West-Central Africa Division collects over 80,000 signatures for every child everywhere in school petition

West-Central Africa Division collects over 80,000 signatures for every child everywhere in school petition

University students went out on the streets of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa, during one week, gathering petitions to promote education for all children in the world. “We started...

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One boy’s song leads two to Christ

One boy’s song leads two to Christ

The choir director had an exciting announcement. “Our Christ’s Kids children’s choir has been invited to sing at a musical concert at the big Cabaret des Artistes concert hall,” she said. “We need to...

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Adventist Elder helps hundreds of youth gain employment

Adventist Elder helps hundreds of youth gain employment

During a thanksgiving service organized by the beneficiaries and hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist church in Gada Bivu Jos, group leader Sylvester Dalong shared they were initially adhoc staff with...

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Little boy with gigantic feet

Little boy with gigantic feet

Nine-year-old Wilmot Redd woke up to see that his feet and legs were gigantic. His feet and legs had doubled in size since he went to bed the night before in a village in the West African country of...

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