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Jubilee Campaign Echoes Concerns Raised by Observatory of Religious Freedom in Africa – Nigeria Should Remain a Country of Particular Concern

In mid-December 2021, the newly founded Observatory of Religious Freedom in Africa (ORFA) sent a joint letter with 17 signatories to the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken inquiring about the reasons for Nigeria’s removal from the Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) designation list of countries the governments of which have “engaged in or […]

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Jubilee Campaign Recognizes World Children’s Day 2021 and Highlights Areas of Concern

China Violates Children’s Rights to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) China has adopted international conventions provisioning citizens with the right to freedom of religion or belief – i.e., the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child – and has outlined religious freedom in its

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[Press Release] Jubilee Campaign Successfully Brings Experts, Activists, and Witnesses Together to Speak on Criminal Groups’ Involvement in Abduction and Slavery in Nigeria

Jubilee Campaign was honored to have had the privilege of hosting a side event to the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee, titled “On Stemming Role of Criminal Groups in Contemporary Slavery Within Nigeria, With a Focus on Women and Children”. Our event was focused on raising the astounding frequency of mass kidnappings of predominantly

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This #InternationalReligiousFreedomDay , Jubilee Campaign Highlights Our Most Pressing IRF Concerns.

Nigeria As in just about every year of Jubilee Campaign’s operation, Nigeria has been a major focus of our work. In addition to major domestic issues such as governmental corruption [Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics’ December 2019 Survey on Corruption as Experienced by the Population revealed that Nigerian civilians perceive police officers, tax/revenue officers, prosecutors,

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Remembering the Chibok Schoolgirl Kidnapping in Nigeria on its 7th Anniversary, and Highlighting Recent Rise in Mass Abductions

This Wednesday, April 14, 2021, is the seventh anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping, during which Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted a total of 276 Christian schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. The kidnapping garnered responses and condemnations from numerous countries – including Canada, the United States, the European Union, Israel,

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Nigerian Schoolgirls Officially Released from Captivity

The group of Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted from their boarding school on Friday, February 26th, have officially been released from captivity as of March 2nd, 2021. No further details were provided regarding why the girls were eventually released, and the Nigerian government has denied claims that they had paid ransom for the girls’ release.

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27 Nigerian Schoolboys Released by Kidnappers, 317 Schoolgirls Still Missing

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, a group of gunmen in Nigerian released 27 teenage schoolboys that they had abducted the week prior from Government Science secondary school in Kagara District, Niger State, Nigeria. During the initial incident on February 17th, a group of armed individuals ambushed the school and kidnapped 27 students, as well as

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300 Schoolgirls Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Zamfara State

On 26 February 2021, news broke in the early morning that an unidentified group of gun-wielding assailants abducted some 317 Nigerian schoolgirls in a midnight ambush on Jangebe Government Girls’ Secondary School. Zamfara State’s Commissioner of Information, Hon. Saluiman Tunau Anka, confirmed that the kidnapping occurred sometime around midnight, and that some of the students

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Islamist Militant Groups in Nigeria Remain Perhaps the Largest Threat to the Nation

In February 2021, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released its updated factsheet on the pervasive violence in northern Nigeria at the hands of radical Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), who, together, have caused no less than 37,500 civilian deaths within the past decade. Boko Haram’s

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