The African continent divides into two very different areas with much of the north being predominantly Muslim with Arabic influences, and the south more heavily influenced by Christianity or tribal religions. There are crises of war and refugees, but HIV/AIDS is the most wide-scale crisis across the continent.
The Church is very different in these two sections of the continent. In the Muslim North, it is small, often “underground” with most believers lacking Christian fellowship. In the South, the Church is larger and more visible.