facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

U.S. church workers face charges in Africa

Sept. 13, 2010 at 2:10 PM   |   Comments

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Five Americans working for a U.S. church in Zimbabwe are facing charges of operating clinics without proper medical licensing, authorities said.

They have been operating one clinic in the capital of Harare and another in the town of Mtoko in the northeast part of the country, Radio France Internationale reported.

The Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif., has been working with Zimbabwean Aids orphans for a decade, church minister Theophous Reagans said.

"We're African-American," Reagans told RFI. "We feel a strong connection with the African continent in general, and have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the people of Zimbabwe and the authorities."

Reagans said the group also does humanitarian work in South Africa, Sierra Leone and Haiti.

This is the first time questions over licensing have been raised, he said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
One cop issued 80 percent of the marijuana tickets in Seattle this year
2
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
3
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
4
Who is the 'Woman in Black' roaming U.S. highways?
5
Comic-Con cosplayer sexually assaulted, beaten and left in gutter
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback