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.
(RNS) Many African Anglicans welcomed the appointment of a Nigerian bishop as the next secretary general of the 85-million-member Anglican Communion, even as others criticized the appointment because of his anti-gay comments.
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.