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‘Killer’ Ebola Virus is Making a Comeback: 26 Dead in Congo, Officials Begin Widespread Experimental Vaccinations

Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo’s health minister announced. “The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the... Continue Reading →


17-Year-Old Boko Haram Survivor Tells Story of Forgiveness After Being Kidnapped, Raped, and Impregnated

In Northeast Nigeria, sexual violence is a characteristic of the ongoing insurgency, during which thousands of women and girls have been kidnapped and raped by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Many are forcibly married to their captors and become pregnant... Continue Reading →

10 People Killed, 14-Y-O Girl Raped in Attack on Christian College in South Sudan

Persecution watchdog group Open Doors reports that at least 10 people have been killed and a 14-year-old girl was raped earlier this week at a Christian college it helped to construct in South Sudan. Open Doors said Friday that the attack... Continue Reading →

The Two Slave Brothers Who Birthed Africa’s Oldest State Church

The two Christian missionaries that showed up in the ancient northeastern African empire of Axum in the fourth century could not have been more unlikely. Kidnapped while traveling with a relative, the two young brothers were brought as slaves to... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Bishops Plan Mass Demonstration to Protest Radical Muslims’ Ongoing Slaughter of Christians

Nigeria's Catholic bishops will hit the streets next week to protest the killing of more than 100 Christians by Islamic Fulani herdsmen in northern Nigeria this year thus far. The protest will take place on May 22 in Makurdi, the... Continue Reading →

Police Say Aircraft Flew Over Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua’s Church Before Its Collapse in 2014 An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Alaba Haruna, on Friday told a Lagos High Court that an aircraft flew over Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) building at Ikotun-Egbe, a Lagos suburb,  just before it collapsed killing 116 people in September... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua Slams “Dirty Money” in the Church Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua has given a stark rebuke to churchgoers who rely on their “dirty money” to pave way for them to receive God’s blessings.   In an impassioned sermon, the cleric decried the level of ‘pride’ shown by... Continue Reading →

Newlywed Egyptian Christian Woman Goes Missing; Believed to Be 8th Woman Kidnapped Since April

A Coptic Christian woman who got married late last month has become the eighth Christian woman to disappear since the beginning of April when she went missing last week. World Watch Monitor reports that Vivian Adel Youssef went missing from school... Continue Reading →

26 People Killed in Terrorist Attack in Burundi

Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack by an unidentified “terrorist group” in rural Burundi, the country’s security minister said Saturday. The attack came shortly before Burundians vote May 17 in a controversial referendum that could... Continue Reading →

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