(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.
NAIROBI, Kenya ( RNS) While the Nigerian government negotiates with the Islamic militant group Boko Haram for the release of 200 abducted schoolgirls, some church leaders in the country’s conflict-ridden north are expressing doubts about any impending resolution.
As the effects of climate change devastate communities in Kenya, church leaders are helping address the crisis locally while calling on industrialized nations to own up to their responsibilities for spewing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
(RNS) Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Thursday (September 11) in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death.
NAIROBI, KENYA (RNS) Five months after Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls in Nigeria’s Borno State, the Islamic extremist group has begun occupying churches in the country’s northeastern region, church officials there said.