(RNS) For 10 years, Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega, 45,has been championing evidence-based arguments to try to persuade clerics in Northern Nigeria that Islam supports family planning methods.
Articles tagged “Nigeria”
(RNS) More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF, the United Nation Children’s Fund.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
(RNS) In Chibok, there were high expectations as the military started combing the Sambisa forest, where the militants are believed to have hidden the children.
(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon’s appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.
MALAM FATORI, Nigeria (Reuters) President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has called Nigeria’s reliance on neighboring armies in Niger and Chad a disgrace and has vowed to restore the territorial integrity of Africa’s most populous nation amid ongoing threats from Boko Haram.
(RNS) Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, hope their new president is better-suited to battle Boko Haram insurgents, despite being a Muslim himself.
(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.
BAGA SOLA, Chad (RNS) Children make up about half of the Nigerians coming to the crowded Baga Sola refugee camp. Many are orphans sinking into despair, traumatized from the horrors they’ve witnessed and facing an uncertain future.