List of Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Africa

Africa News

New Africa Central Area: July 2020

Today the Church announced the creation of the Africa Central Area, effective August 2020. The new area will be organized from a division of the Africa Southeast Area, which includes countries from Sudan in the north to South Africa in the south, and countries from Mauritius in the east to Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the west. Information on what countries will be assigned to the new area has yet to be released, albeit it appears most likely that the area will include countries from Sudan in the north to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and Tanzania in the south, to Somalia in the east and Cameroon to the west. Kinshasa, DR Congo appears the logical headquarters for the Africa Central Area as it is the city with the most stakes (11) in Central Africa and East Africa where the only operating temple is located in these region (one temple is also announced for Nairobi, Kenya). The DR Congo is also the country in the region with the largest population with 85 million people, suggesting that placement of area headquarters in this nation would provide for more resources allocated to this area where rapid Church growth has consistently occurred since the Church's initial establishment in the mid-1980s. The establishment of the new area will provide for significant increases in resources to this region of Africa in regards to manpower, financial resources, and attention by international Church leaders regarding missionary work and outreach expansion.

The Africa Central Area will be the Church's third Africa-based area of the Church. The Church organized the Africa Area in 1990 (later renamed Africa Southeast) followed by the Africa West Area in 1998. North Africa was assigned to the Middle East/Africa North Area upon its creation in 2008. Additionally, it appears highly likely that the Church will organize a Nigeria Area in the foreseeable. The Church has reported its most rapid growth in Africa in West Africa during the past decade. Currently, the Church in Nigeria is approaching 200,000 members, 700 congregations (wards and branches), 58 stakes, 18 districts, seven missions, and two temples (one announced, one in operation).[1]

List of Temples

Africa # LDS # Title Country Status Announce Date Dedication Date Stakes/ Districts Web Link Map Notes
001 036
Johtemple1.jpg
Johannesburg South Africa Temple South Africa Operating 01 Apr 1981 24-25 Aug 1985 28/32 web map Ded: Gordon B. Hinckley
- serves South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Mauritius, Reunion, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
002 117
Accra Ghana Temple.jpg
Accra Ghana Temple Ghana Operating 16 Feb 1998 11 Jan 2004 55/32 web map Ded: Gordon B. Hinckley
- Serves members in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, and Benin.
003 121
Abatemple1.jpg
Aba Nigeria Temple Nigeria Operating 02 Apr 2000 07 Aug 2005 59/19 web map Ded: Gordon B. Hinckley
004 163
KinshasaTempleMain2018.jpg
Kinshasa Congo Temple DR Congo Operating 01 Oct 2011 14 Apr 2019 26/6 web map Construction Completed
005 0168
Durbantemple1.jpg
Durban South Africa Temple South Africa Operating 01 Oct 2011 16 Feb 2020 9/6 web map Eastern South Africa, Mozambique, and Lesotho:
xxx xxxx
Abidjantemple1.jpg
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Temple Cote d'Ivoire Construction 05 Apr 2015 date2 stakes web map
xxx xxxx Harare Zimbabwe Temple Zimbabwe Announced 03 Apr 2016 date2 stakes web map
xxx xxxx Nairobi Kenya Temple Kenya Announced 02 Apr 2017 date2 stakes web map
xxx xxxx
Praiatemple1.jpg
Praia Cabo Verde Temple Cabo Verde Announced 07 Oct 2018 date2 stakes web map
xxx xxxx Lagos Nigeria Temple Nigeria Announced 07 Oct 2018 date2 stakes web map
xxx xxx pix Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple DR Congo announced 05 Apr 2020 0/0 web map
xxx xxx pix Benin City Nigeria Temple Nigeria announced 05 Apr 2020 0/0 web map
xxx xxx pix Kumasi Ghana Temple Ghana announced 04 Apr 2021 0/0 web map
xxx xxx pix Beira Mozambique Temple Mozambique announced 04 Apr 2021 0/0 [https://churchofjesuschristtemples.org/beira-mozambique-temple map
xxx xxx pix Cape Town South Africa Temple South Africa announced 04 Apr 2021 0/0 web map

List of Church Areas

  1. Africa West Area LDS Church
  2. Africa Southeast Area LDS Church
  3. North Africa Middle-East Area LDS Church

Stakes/Districts by Country

Angola

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Luanda Angola Stake 02 Dec 2018 Kinshasa First Stake in Angola

Benin

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 3484b Cococodji Benin Stake 20 Jun 2021 Accra
002 xxxx Cotonou Benin Stake 24 Apr 2016 Accra First stake in Benin


Missions

Botswana

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Gaborone Botswana Stake 04 Nov 2012 Johannesburg First Stake in Botswana


Cabo Verde

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes
001 xxxx Mindelo Cabo Verde Stake 5 May 2013 Lisbon x
002 xxxx Praia Cabo Verde Stake 29 Apr 2012 Lisbon x
003 xxxx Sao Filipe Cabo Verde Stake 25 May 2014 Lisbon x

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes
001 xxxx Assomada Cabo Verde District date Lisbon
002 xxxx Espargos Cabo Verde District date Lisbon


Congo, Democratic Republic Of

Congo, Republic Of

Camaroon

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Douala Cameroon District date Kinshasa
002 xxxx Yaounde Cameroon District date Kinshasa

Cote d'Ivoire

Egypt

Ethiopia

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes
001 xxxx Addis Ababa Ethiopia District date Johannesburg

Ghana


Ivory Coast


Kenya

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes
001 2600b Nairobi Kenya East Stake 9 Sep 2001 Johannesburg Joseph Wafula Sitati FKA: Nairobi Kenya Stake
1st Stake in Kenya.
002 xxxx Nairobi Kenya West Stake 20 Mar 2016 Johannesburg

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes
001 xxxx Chyulu Kenya District date Johannesburg [map]
002 xxxx Eldoret Kenya District date Johannesburg [map]
003 xxxx Kilungu Hills Kenya District date Johannesburg [map]
004 xxxx Kisuma Kenya District 09 June 2019 Johannesburg [map]
005 xxxx Kitale Kenya District 28 Apr 2019 Johannesburg [map]
006 xxxx Mombasa Kenya District date Johannesburg [map]

Missions

Lesotho

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Maseru Lesotho District date Durban


Liberia

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Caldwell Liberia Stake 10 Dec 2017 Accra
002 xxxx Gardnersville Liberia Stake 16 June 2019 Accra
003 xxxx Monrovia Liberia Bushrod Island Stake 27 Nov 2016 Accra First Stake in Liberia
004 xxxx Monrovia Liberia Stake 30 Apr 2017 Accra [ E
005 xxxx Paynesville Liberia Stake 10 Dec 2017 Accra E

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Kakata Liberia District date Accra s

Missions

  1. Liberia Monrovia Mission


Madagascar

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Antananarivo Madagascar Ivandry Stake 13 Mar 2011 Johannesburg
002 2572 Antananarivo Madagascar Manakambahiny Stake 17 Sep 2000 Johannesburg Dominique L. Andriamanantoa FKA: Antananarivo Madagascar Stake
1st Stake in Country.

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Antsirabe Madagascar District date Johannesburg
002 xxxx Toamasina Madagascar District date Johannesburg

Missions

Malawi

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Blantyre Malawi District date Johannesburg
002 xxxx Lilongwe Malawi District date Johannesburg

Mauritius

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Mauritius District date Johannesburg


Middle East

Mozambique

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Beira Mozambique Stake 22 Mar 2015 Durban f
002 xxxx Beira Mozambique Manga Stake 19 Mar 2017 Durban f
003 xxxx Maputo Mozambique Stake 15 Feb 2015 Durban f
004 xxxx Matola Mozambique Stake 22 Sep 2019 Durban f
005 3465 Nampula Mozambique Stake 31 Jan 2021 Durban f

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Chimoio Mozambique District 08 Dec 2019 Durban Chimoio is the fourth city in Mozambique to ever have a district organized

Missions

Namibia

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Windhoek Namibia District date Johannesburg

Nigeria


Reunion

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx St Denis Reunion District date Johannesburg

Rwanda

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Kigali Rwanda District date Kinshasa


Sierra Leone

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Bo Sierra Leone East Stake 15 Sep 2019 Accra
002 xxxx Bo Sierra Leone North Stake 12 Nov 2017 Accra
003 xxxx Bo Sierra Leone West Stake 12 Nov 2017 Accra
004 xxxx Freetown Sierra Leone East Stake 03 Dec 2017 Accra E
005 xxxx Freetown Sierra Leone Stake 02 Dec 2012 Accra E First Stake in Sierra Leone
006 xxxx Kenema Sierra Leone Stake 01 Dec 2019 Accra s
007 xxxx Kissy Sierra Leone Stake 18 Jun 2017 Accra [E

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District Map Link Web Link 1st president Notes
001 xxxx Bo Sierra Leone East District date Accra [map] pres
002 xxxx Kenema Sierra Leone District date Accra [map] pres
003 xxxx Kossoh Town Sierra Leone District date Accra [map] pres
004 xxxx Makeni Sierra Leone District date Accra [map] pres

Missions

  1. Sierra Leone Freetown Mission


South Africa

See South Africa List of Stakes of the Church

Swaziland

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Mbabane Swaziland District date Johannesburg

Tanzania

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Dar es Salaam Tanzania District date Johannesburg

Togo

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Lome Togo Be Stake 08 Dec 2013 Accra First stake in Togo
Originally Lomé Togo Stake
002 xxxx Lome Togo Tokoin Stake 22 Oct 2017 Accra

Missions

  1. Togo Lomé Mission

Uganda

The Church organized a new district in Uganda on June 16th. The Gulu Uganda District is the Church's first district to ever operate in northern Uganda. The new district is within the homeland of the Acholi people. The new district was created from two missions branches and a third branch organized on the same day as the new district. The new district includes the following three branches: the Bardege, Gulu, and Pece Branches. Significant progress has occurred in the past three years with increases in active membership and strengthening local leadership that has permitted the organization of a third branch and a district in Gulu. There are now three stakes and three districts in Uganda. All three districts in Uganda have been organized since the beginning of 2019.

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Jinja Uganda Stake 29 Nov 2015 Johannesburg
002 xxxx Kampala Uganda North Stake 17 Jan 2010 Johannesburg 1st Stake in Uganda.
003 xxxx Kampala Uganda South Stake 22 Jan 2017 Johannesburg

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Busia Uganda District 06 Jan 2019 Johannesburg
002 xxxx Gulu Uganda District 19 June 2019 Johannesburg
003 xxxx Masaka Uganda District 06 Jan 2019 Johannesburg

Missions

United Arab Emirates


Zambia

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Lusaka Zambia Stake 15 Mar 2015 Johannesburg

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Kitwe Zambia District date Johannesburg
002 xxxx Ndola Zambia District date Johannesburg

Missions

Zimbabwe

Stakes

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 3476 Bindura Zimbabwe Stake 28 Apr 2021 Johannesburg
002 2675 Bulawayo Zimbabwe Stake 20 Mar 2005 Johannesburg Tasara Makasi
003 xxxx Gweru Zimbabwe Stake 20 Mar 2011 Johannesburg
004 2541 Harare Zimbabwe Stake 12 Dec 1999 Johannesburg Edward Dube
005 xxxx Harare Zimbabwe East Stake 4 Dec 2016 Johannesburg
006 2804b Harare Zimbabwe Marimba Park Stake 8 June 2008 Johannesburg v
007 xxxx Harare Zimbabwe South Stake 15 Jun 2014 Johannesburg
008 xxxx Nkulumane Zimbabwe Stake 2 Jun 2013 Johannesburg

Districts

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Kadoma Zimbabwe District date Johannesburg
002 xxxx Mutare Zimbabwe District date Johannesburg

Missions

  1. Zimbabwe Harare Mission
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