(RNS) Last year, a death penalty sentence slapped on a Sudanese doctor for refusing to renounce her Christian faith stirred international outrage and heightened calls on the government to increase religious liberty.
Amid killings, rapes, and abductions, the humanitarian agency World Vision indefinitely suspended its operations in South Sudan’s Unity State.
Other aid agencies have taken similar action, including Doctors Without Borders, which evacuated international staff under threat of attack at a hospital in Unity State that was burned and looted last year.
Though viewed by many as schismatic, the Global Anglican Future Conference, a group of conservative Anglicans, says it is not leaving the worldwide Anglican Communion. Instead, the movement says it is committed to renewing the 85-million-member communion from within.
GAFCON members from Africa, Europe, America, and Asia met in London April 13–17.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious tensions between Christians and Muslims have flared after the government extended amnesty to youth who denounce the Muslim terrorist group al-Shabaab, a step Christian leaders condemned.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Faced with a fierce enemy driven by Muslim extremist ideology, the government has cracked down on funding for al-Shabaab, the Somali group that claimed responsibility for killing 148 mostly Christian students at Garissa University College a week ago.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants shot and killed more than 147 people, wounded dozens of others, and held hundreds hostage Thursday (April 2) at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya.
(RNS) Under the shadow of Boko Haram violence, Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to elect a president and a deputy in a vote observers say is critical for the country’s stability and economic progress.
(RNS) Nigeria’s election commission has postponed national elections for six weeks saying it would not be able to provide security for voters in the northeast region of the country most affected by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In its heyday, the Ugandan rebel force known as the Lord’s Resistance Army was accused of killing more than 100,000 people, abducting 60,000 to 100,000 children, and displacing more than 2.5 million civilians.