The former Francophone Province of Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire has been divided into three separate provinces.
The inauguration of the Province of Burundi took place on 14 June 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Samuel Sindamuka, Bishop of Matena and Primate of the former Province. The four dioceses in the new province are: Bujumbura, Buye, Gitega and Matena.
The inauguration of the Province of Rwanda took place on 7 June 1992. The Archbishop-Elect is the Rt. Rev. Augustin Nshamihigo, Bishop of Shyira. The seven dioceses in the new province are: Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Kigali, Kigeme, Shyira and Shyogwe.
The inauguration of the Province of Zaire took place on 30 May 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Nojo Byankya, Bishop of Boga Zaire. The five dioceses in the new province are: Bakavu, Boga Zaire, Kisangani, Nord Kivu and Shaba.
A brief history of the Anglican church in Zaire, which celebrates its centenary this year. Makes special mention of Canon Apolo Kivebulaya who died in 1933 after working as an evangelist to the pygmy tribes. The cathedral at Boga is dedicated to St. Apolo. The Church in Zaire plays a key role in areas like health, education and development. In the Boga region, for example, the government has delegated to it the running of the entire health service.
The Anglican Church in Zaire celebrated its centenary in 1996. Visitors from around the Communion gathered at the Cathedral of St. Apolo Kivebulaya, in Boga Zaire, in May to celebrate the centennial of Kivebulaya's arrive in eastern Zaire. [Bishop Bruce Stavert, diocese of Quebec, attended the centennial celebrations, representing the Anglican Church of Canada.]