Ryan Lenora Brown
Ryan Lenora Brown writes for The Christian Science Monitor.
The government wanted to increase birth control use. But the Catholic Church runs about a third of the country’s hospitals and clinics. So they struck a deal.
Aisha and Vincent Anibueze, a Muslim and a Christian, have found ways to thrive despite violence in Maiduguri.
Several priests and aid workers have been kidnapped, and earlier this month a priest was murdered. Conflict in several regions has left millions in need.
Most of Congo’s antigovernment protests—including several in February that saw at least two people killed—have begun on the steps of a Catholic Church.
Activists such as Rosa Namises see the nation's abortion law as an inheritance from a racist government—one that contributes to high maternal death rates.
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