NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Move over Al-Qaida. Africa’s growing Islamic extremist groups include Boko Haram, Al-Shaabab and Seleka.
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(RNS) Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The denial of any kind of respect for life and for the dignity of human beings, even the most innocent, vulnerable and defenseless, calls for the strongest condemnation,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We are all ashamed, terribly ashamed,” said Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, the archbishop of Abuja, in an interview aired on Vatican Radio.
(RNS) For five years, the Islamist insurgency known as Boko Haram has unleashed violence in northern Nigeria, but the girls’ abduction is viewed as the most terrifying so far.
(RNS) While attacks on Christians ignite violent reprisals in the Central African Republic, Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to insist on a path of dialogue and nonviolence with Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group.
(RNS) Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden,” is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria, according to the State Department.