Africa

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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…

Muslims protect Christians in Kenyan bus attack

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religion | Islamic militants with Somalia’s al-Shabaab are suspected of attacking a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Dec. 21. The attack killed two people and…

African troops free Boko Haram hostages, arrest militant fighters

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Troops killed and arrested hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in an offensive in Cameroon late last month. Soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, and Benin swept…

Globe Trot: ISIS intel didn’t fit Obama’s 2012 ‘narrative’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Former defense intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the White House ignored intelligence in 2012 defining the rise of ISIS because it…

Wise men avoid sneezing camels

By Julie Borg
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Health | If the Magi made their famous trip today, they would be wise to avoid sneezing camels. Scientists already knew the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Midday Roundup: Russian pilot says Turkey shot without warning

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Conflicting reports. Syrian and Russian forces have rescued one of the pilots from the plane Turkey shot down Tuesday. The Russian pilot said the cockpit…

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