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Pray as Embassies Close Down in the Middle-East and Africa

Pray as Embassies Close Down in the Middle-East and Africa

The U.S. State Department announced that 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa will be closed through Saturday. A press release on the department’s Web site said the closures were out of an “abundance of caution” (…)

Mali’s Presidential Vote Count could be Released Early

Mali’s Presidential Vote Count could be Released Early

Mali’s official presidential vote count could be released a couple days early with no further need for a runoff. According to government election officials, Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is comfortably in the lead. He was one of 27 candidates on the ballot. The former finance minister was in second place.

Nigeria is Arresting More Boko Haram Militants

Nigeria is Arresting More Boko Haram Militants

Nigeria’s military says it has arrested another 49 members of the Islamist militant group known as Boko Haram. The group is known for attacking Christians and bombing churches. The military said Wednesday it captured the suspected militants in Yobe, one of three northeastern states placed under emergency rule as part of a military offensive against the group.

Nigerian Special Commission: Muslims, Christians to Meet Former Presidents

Nigerian Special Commission: Muslims, Christians to Meet Former Presidents

President Goodluck Jonathan’s special commission to help Nigeria move forward plans to meet Thursday with the nation’s former heads of state. “In our own organization we have both Muslims and Christians, speaking with one voice. And that is why we feel that this time around, we will succeed by the grace of God. That is my hope,” he said.

World Water Day: Fighting Water Crisis Around the World

World Water Day: Fighting Water Crisis Around the World

Today is World Water Day. For most of us who live in developed countries, clean water is not issue. Faucets overrun with safe water and grocery stores stock bottles of water daily. Yet this isn’t the case for everyone. Nearly 1 billion people in the world still lack access to clean water, and every 15 seconds a child dies as a result of drinking contaminated water.

Sudan – An Islamic State in the Making

Sudan – An Islamic State in the Making

Sudan is quietly slipping toward becoming an Islamist state. Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has said he wants to adopt a “100 percent” Islamic constitution now that the South has split off.

Safety Concerns for Christians in Libya

Safety Concerns for Christians in Libya

Questions of safety for Christians are being raised in Libya. Three communities of Roman Catholic nuns are leaving the country because of threats from radical Islamists. And four missionaries were arrested over the weekend for distributing religious literature.

Nigeria: Is a Ceasefire Realistic with Boko Haram?

Nigeria: Is a Ceasefire Realistic with Boko Haram?

Nigeria ― After three years of incessant attacks on places of worship and other public places, Nigeria’s Boko Haram sect has called a ceasefire. The price of the truce: freedom for the arrested members of the group and the rebuilding of the destroyed mosque of its leader, Mohammed Yusuf.

Miracle Well Supplying Water for 30,000

Miracle Well Supplying Water for 30,000

Some time back, I visited a region in East Africa where the people had experienced a severe drought for several years; most of the water wells in that region were dry. Living Water International had drilled a deep well there about eight years earlier, and it was one of the few productive water wells in the entire region.

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