Africa

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Boko Haram attacks continue despite recent arrests

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | The latest attack by the insurgent group Boko Haram left nearly 100 Muslims dead Wednesday night. A local government official said the militant Nigerian…

African nations band together to defeat Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | WASHINGTON African countries will not defeat Boko Haram terrorists unless they work together, experts at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, D.C., said…

‘Reliving his nightmare’

By Louise K. Ahern
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Amy Writing Awards | ‘Lost Boy’ escapes Sudanese violence a second time. The fifth prize award winner

UN report: Eritrea guilty of ‘gross’ human rights violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The government of Eritrea rules its people by fear and control in a “totalitarian” state, according to a new United Nations report. Amid rampant human…

Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison. Tasi’u’s…

Kenya shifts anti-terror focus, offers amnesty to militant youth

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | Between late last year and now, more than 200 people died from terror attacks in northern Kenya, with the militant group al-Shabaab from Somalia claiming…

Congo voters battle against presidential power lust

By Onize Ohikere
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Congo | As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepares for its upcoming elections, the battle against the incumbent president’s run for a third term rages on.

Street vendors in Zimbabwe look for shelter

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Street vendors and cars crowd the streets of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. The vendors’ daily job is to sell clothing, food, and cosmetics, but Zimbabwe’s…

Hip-hop star works to bring solar energy training to Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | With songs like “Locked Up” and “Lonely,” hip-hop artist Akon has climbed to the top of America’s music industry. Born in Missouri and raised in…

Burundi’s civilian uproar puts election on hold

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | When President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi announced in April he was running for a third term, street protests broke out, leaving 20 people dead and more…

The sun rises on the evil and the good

The sun rises on the evil and the good

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9, NKJV). Christians in…

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) arrested 21 bankers for stealing defaced currency worth more than six billion naira, more than $33…

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