Africa

Nigeria Repeatedly Rejects External Reporting on Human Rights and Religious Freedom Conditions

Buhari’s presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states “when uncritical attention is afforded to critics with dubious intentions, it only becomes harder for both the government and people of Nigeria to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve our differences, and uphold what is enshrined in our Constitution and laws: that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”

Tens of Eritrean Christians Arrested During Wedding Ceremony

Image by Paul Kral from Pixabay It was revealed in a report by Eritrea Hub that, in late June 2020, a peaceful wedding ceremony taking place in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was ambushed by local security forces, and 30 Eritrean Christians from various “unregistered denominations” were arrested, rounded up, and transported to a police …

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“Atmosphere of Anarchy and Despair”: Recent Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria Leave At Least 23 Nigerian Christians Dead and Many More Wounded

Throughout one week in mid-May 2020, numerous Adara communities of southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, were relentlessly attacked by suspected Fulani militants, leading to the gruesome and untimely deaths of at least 23 Nigerian Christians and injuries of tens of others who sustained brutal injuries from guns and machetes. Gonan Rogo village was the first to …

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State Department Releases New Country Reports on Terrorism: Nigeria

On June 24, 2020, the United States Department of State released its 2019 Country reports on Terrorism, in which they focus on terrorist groups and activity in each country, noting specific terrorist events throughout the past year that were particularly devastating or newsworthy. In its report on Nigeria, the State Department focuses on the activity …

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Letter to State Department Calling on Action for Mubarak Bala

 The Hon. Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The State Department 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520  May 15th, 2020  Dear Mr. Secretary,  We are Christian faith-based NGOs working on religious freedom violations around the world. As you are aware, Nigeria has significant challenges to religious freedom. Many of our organizations are engaged on the case of Leah Sharibu, …

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Report: Rally for Release of Eritrean Patriarch Abune Antonios

8 November 2019, Washington DC. Amongst the crowd of protesters, you can distinguish representatives from the Orthodox church clad in black with golden crosses, Eritrean women donned in the white national dress of Eritrea laced with a colourful gold-tinted frame, one elderly woman clasping to her sign of the Father Antonius, a modern couple pushing …

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