Africa

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Hundreds of African migrants drown journeying to Europe

By Onize Ohikere
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Refugees | Hundreds of African migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to illegally cross to Europe, according to reports from Somalia.  The…

Does cross-border raid signal rise of new armed group in South Sudan?

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

South Sudan | Gunmen from South Sudan raided a town in western Ethiopia over the weekend, killing 208 people and kidnapping 108 children, officials said on Sunday. The…

Ghana, Togo next on list of Islamic extremist targets

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Terrorism | Islamic extremists in West Africa are planning attacks in Ghana and Togo, following similar attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast earlier this year,

Races for the children

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Families use sports to promote, and take part in, adoption

Parts of Africa declared disaster zones over drought, food crisis

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Africa | Malawi has declared a state of national disaster over increasing food shortages triggered by the persistent El Niño drought. Non-governmental organizations…

Muslim sect accuses Nigerian military of inhumane attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The Nigerian military killed and buried 347 Shiite Muslims in mass graves following a December clash, the Kaduna state government said during a public hearing…

Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

Attacks in Nigeria highlight new jihadist threat

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Terrorism | Terrorists descended on four villages in northern Nigeria early this morning, destroying homes and killing villagers. Early reports from eyewitnesses say…

Al-Shabaab claims car bomb attack in Somali capital

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Somalia | Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, that killed at least five people earlier today. The attack…

Nigerian military creates rehab program for Boko Haram fighters

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Terrorism | Now that Nigeria is making headway against Boko Haram, it faces a new challenge created by terrorists who voluntarily surrender their weapons. How can the…

Malawi’s religious leaders pressured to support abortion

By Onize Ohikere
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Abortion | Under pressure from the international community—much of it based on questionable statistics—some religious leaders in Malawi are backing a bill to allow…

Nigeria puts Boko Haram on the defense, plans rebuilding efforts

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Nigeria | Cameroon announced today that the multinational force fighting Boko Haram’s insurgency arrested more than 300 fighters and freed at least 2,000 captives…

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