Linus Unah contributes from Nigeria.
Politics & Society GoodNews
Linus UnahSeptember 24, 2019
For nearly two decades, Nigeria has been struggling to reform its congested prison system. Courts grapple with huge backlogs of cases, compounding delays in the delivery of justice and contributing to prison overcrowding.
Women walk along a street Feb. 20, 2016, in Asmara, Eritrea. The nation's bishops said that because of years of war and unrest, "young people, mothers, children and families have become victims of exile and of destabilization." (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahJuly 02, 2019
On June 12, Eritrean authorities closed all 22 of the nation’s church-run health care facilities.
Sister Bibiana Emenaha
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahMarch 22, 2019
A combination of a rapidly growing population, extreme poverty, unemployment and armed conflict push people to cross Nigeria’s porous borders in search of a better life.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, left, and outgoing president Joseph Kabila sit side by side during the inauguration ceremony in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahJanuary 28, 2019
Just one other African head of state, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, was seen at the inauguration after the African Union and others in the international community expressed reservations about the election.
A security guard checks a handheld metal detector outside St. Hillary's Catholic Church in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Guards have intercepted suicide bombers attempting to enter the church compound. (Linus Unah)
Faith Features
Linus UnahAugust 10, 2018
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has decimated villages in northern Nigeria, but Catholic parishioners remain faithful and courageous.
Nigerians carry placards during a May 22 protest in Lagos against the killing of innocent citizens, presumably by herdsmen, in some parts of the country. Catholics marched in various cities around the country. (CNS photo/Peter Dada)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahMay 29, 2018
Benue State is in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. This region, a hotbed of sectarian unrest, has suffered particularly because of clashes between largely Muslim Fulani cattle herders and mostly Christian farming communities.
A woman religious fills out a voter registration document on Jan. 31 in Abuja, Nigeria, for the country's 2019 presidential and general election. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahMay 10, 2018
Using pastoral letters and circulars with exhortations on civic duty, as well as pulpit and parish bulletin announcements, the church has been informing voters on the importance of exercising their right to vote.
Evangelical Christians pray together on Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria September 28, 2003. (Getty Images)
Faith Features
Linus UnahNovember 16, 2017
On university campuses in Nigeria, the competition for souls can be fierce.