Africa

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From prayer meeting to prison camp

By Julia A. Seymour
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Eritrea | Authorities raided the Church of the Living God in Asmara, Eritrea, Aug. 24 and arrested 30 Christians gathered for prayer. Police are holding them at a local…

Trading crops for education

By Rob Holmes
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Labor Day | Koussingé Luc grows and sells manioc, a Chadian staple, to help finance a school for 250 girls

Chadian cheese whiz

By Rob Holmes
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Labor Day | Akhayé Khalil turned a cottage industry into a nationally renowned business

A driving success

By Rob Holmes
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Labor Day | Go Kam Abisi drives a taxi in Yaoundé, Cameroon, praising God with every mile for providing for his family

The evil that men do

By Mindy Belz
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Terrorism | Once denied U.S. refuge from terrorists, Deborah is safe, for now

Losing everything

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Africa | Christians in the Central African Republic face continued threats from an alliance of militant groups known as Seleka

American Christian couple accused of killing adopted child in Qatar

By Angela Lu
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Crime | A Los Angeles couple are fighting for their lives in a Qatar courtroom, where they are standing trial on charges they killed their 8-year-old adopted…

Unlikely refuge in a sea of violence

By Rob Holmes
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International | Chad is not a likely place to take refuge from violence. Only five years ago, in February 2008, rebel militias battled their way into the capital city of…

Chad gaining through Sudan and Nigeria draining

By Rob Holmes
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International | “Smite the shepherd, scatter the sheep ,” the prophet Zechariah wrote. Hunt down the pastors and fire-bomb the congregation is the modern equivalent familiar…

Globe Trot: From president to prisoner in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi is now under investigation on a number of charges, including murder and conspiring with Hamas, and fueling—not…

Fewer African families mutilating their daughters

By Aimee Stauf
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Africa | For the Maasai tribe in southern Kenya, female genital mutilation (FGM), the custom of removing external female genitalia as a way to curb sexual desire, is a…

Slouching through polygamy

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | In WORLD’s current issue I review Lamin Sanneh’s Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African (Eerdmans, 2012). Sanneh, a Yale history professor born in…

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