(RNS) Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, hope their new president is better-suited to battle Boko Haram insurgents, despite being a Muslim himself.
Author Archives: Fredrick Nzwili
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.
(RNS) Some Nigerians fear that another term for Goodluck Jonathan would mean the emergence of more Muslim extremist groups in addition to Boko Haram. And they are willing to pin their hopes on a Muslim candidate.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Since 1970, Kenya has faced repeated droughts, which experts say are more frequent, shorter in duration but more intense.
(RNS) On Monday (Feb. 16), Uganda celebrated the life and ministry of Archbishop Janani Luwum, who was murdered on the orders of Idi Amin.
(RNS) Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has been sharply criticized for his management of the Boko Haram crisis and some Western leaders suggested the postponement was a last-ditch effort to shore up his vote.
(RNS) Motivated by tribal wars, the violence in South Sudan has pitted government troops from President Salva Kiir’s Dinka tribe and rebels from rival Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe.
(RNS) “The world betrayed this child,” said retired Anglican Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng of Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Sheikh Saliou Mbacke, coordinator of the Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa, said cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were an act of provocation that could not be justified by freedom of expression.
(RNS) The witch doctors reportedly fueled the killings by inducing local people to believe “magic potions” made from body parts brought good luck and wealth.