Africa

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Lagging economy threatens Tunisia’s fledgling democracy

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Nationwide protests have rocked Tunisia, whose representative democracy was one of the few success stories to come out of the 2011 Arab Spring. Last year, a…

Nigeria’s crippled economy helps Boko Haram survive

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s struggling economy is hampering its fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s…

Millions need food as Ethiopia struggles to survive drought

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years is striking hard as farmers battle with dried water holes, wilted crops, and dead livestock. Other sectors of the…

Australian missionaries snatched on day of Burkina Faso attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Australian missionary Ken Elliot and his wife Jocelyn served the poor in Burkina Faso’s Djibo town, until al-Qaeda terrorists kidnapped them from their home…

Congo finishes review of adoptions on hold since 2013

By Onize Ohikere
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Adoption | Congolese authorities have reviewed all pending cases of more than 1,000 adoptive children in the Democratic Republic of Congo after drafting new adoption…

New Tanzanian president hopes to redefine leadership in Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli takes his campaign motto—“Work and nothing else”—to heart. A few days after his election on Oct. 30, the…

The hands and feet of Christ in Burkina Faso

By Samantha Gobba
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Missions | Michael Riddering served the needy day and night until al-Qaeda terrorists killed him in a coffee shop

U.S. missionary killed in Burkina Faso attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | ‘Heaven has gained a warrior,’ Amy Riddering said her of husband, Mike

Islamic militants storm luxury hotel in Burkina Faso

By Leigh Jones
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Terrorism | An al-Qaeda affiliate known as AQIM claimed responsibility for an attack tonight on a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso popular with Westerners. Militants stormed…

Globe Trot: U.S. slaps terror designation on Afghan ISIS affiliate

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. State Department has designated the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan a terrorist organization, calling it ISIL-Khorasan. The heightened…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees suffer harassment in Germany

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: Christian refugees are subject to harassment in refugee camps, said an Orthodox priest and member of Germany’s federal integration committee.

Kenyan government unveils tough new rules for religious organizations

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government has proposed a raft of tough new measures that will radically affect the way religious organizations operate. According…

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