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Kenyan government offers amnesty to al-Shabaab sympathizers

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Terrorism | NAIROBI, Kenya—Church leaders in Kenya are opposed to a government proposal to grant a blanket amnesty to youths who have joined the terror group al-Shabaab…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

U.S. reportedly denies visa to Chibok schoolgirl

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | One year after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 Nigerian students, survivors struggle to find refuge

Kenya debates building border fence, closing Somali refugee camp

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—One of the terrorists who attacked Garissa University College last week, killing 148 people and injuring 70 others, was a law graduate of the…

Not over yet

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Ebola Virus | Ebola cases have dropped in West Africa, but long-term recovery has just begun

Boko Haram terrorizes voters in Nigeria

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Nigeria | Boko Haram killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared off hundreds of voters, but millions more cast ballots Saturday in a closely contested…

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Nigeria | Kellou Abakar’s contractions began Jan. 3—the same day Boko Haram attacked her hometown in Nigeria. With labor coming on, the 30-year-old took her two…

Silent suffering

By Samen Feumba
Posted

Lifestyle | Uncovering abuse at Muslim schools in Senegal

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

Globe Trot: Leaders of India, Pakistan bond over cricket

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | INDIA:Frosty relations between India and Pakistan apparently thawed this morning over cricket. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned Pakistani leader…

What’s behind delayed Nigerian elections?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | Military says it can’t guarantee voters’ security amid Boko Haram attacks, but skeptics blame politics for the postponement

Boko Haram ramps up attacks ahead of Nigerian elections

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Nigeria | The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram intensified attacks in northern Nigeria and in towns on the border with Chad in recent weeks, threatening to derail the…

 
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