Category Archives: Africa

Catholic bishops of southwest Nigeria commend considerable progress towards countering Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants

Catholic bishops of southwest Nigeria have commended Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for the considerable progress recorded in the fight against Boko Haram. “ Boko Haram are being scattered and are on the run,” President Buhari said just four months after his election into office. “Occurrences of senseless killing by the Boko

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Cameroonian military rescues 900 hostages from Boko Haram

Joseph Beti Assomo, Cameroon’s Minister Defense says Cameroon’s army, backed by a regional task-force, has freed about 900 Boko Haram hostages, killed at least 100 members of the Islamist extremist group and seized from the Boko Haram Militants an important stock of weapons and ammunition. Joint forces from Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Benin reportedly killed

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Nigerian prelate decries same-sex marriage

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has given pride of place on its website to a recent homily by Bishop Camillus Etokudoh of Port Harcourt. The prelate decried “the aftermath of the recognition given to same-sex union[s] in America and Ireland, describing the same-sex union as an abomination and an aberration

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