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Nigeria: ‘Election violence was planned’

by Chine Mbubaegbu - 4th May 2011

Even Muslims who supported the president’s party – perceived to be Christian - were targeted, claims Nigeria’s leading church organizations, as they call for an inquiry into the killings.

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Churches intensify campaign against ‘breast ironing’ horror

by Chi Yvonne Leina - 27th April 2011

Chi Yvonne Leina reports on the torture of girl children by their own mothers to avert a worse fate.

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UK foreign aid ‘wasted’ without religious freedom

by Lizzy Millar - 20th April 2011

British aid is ‘wasted’ in light of the increasing plight of religious minorities in countries such as Pakistan and Egypt, according to influential US commentator Paul Marshall.

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