NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.
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About Fredrick Nzwili
Fredrick Nzwili is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than 15 years, he has written about religion, politics, peace and conflict, development, security, environment and wildlife. His articles have appeared in international media organizations among others; The Tablet, The Christian Science Monitor, The National Geographic and Kenyan local newspapers; The Standard and the People Daily. He holds two degrees from the University of Nairobi – a bachelor's degree in sociology and literature and a post-graduate diploma in mass communication. He is married and has two daughters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Catholic bishops said they had tested the vaccine privately and were shocked to find it was laced with a birth control hormone called beta human chorionic gonadotropin.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somali Islamic militants, clerics and other extremist groups in Muslim majority countries are applying apostasy as a political tool, branding those with contrary opinions as apostates who need to be killed, said the writer.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A conflict unfolding in the Tana Delta has led a Canadian-based genocide prevention organization to launch an innovative project to monitor false rumors and give community members neutral and accurate information.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) “This is a farce and a grand deceit,” said the Rev. John Bakeni, a Roman Catholic priest in Nigeria, speaking of his country’s peace negotiations with the Islamist group Boko Haram to release abducted schoolgirls.
(RNS) In Africa, droughts have become more severe and are frequently followed by excessive rains or floods.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In remote villages of Guinea, Ebola eradication efforts are viewed suspiciously as Western propaganda and distribution of chlorine-based products are rejected as an attempt to destroy the villages.
(RNS) The triple murders shocked Christians worldwide and ignited calls for the protection of sisters worldwide. The nuns were reportedly beaten and killed with a knife. One nun was decapitated.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Boko Haram, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is taking over churches in northeastern Nigeria, beheading men and forcing Christian women to convert to Islam.