Catholic bishops in Nigeria raise up security and common good concerns before presidential elections
Ahead of upcoming general elections on Feb. 25 and March 11, Nigerian Catholics want their next national leaders to address the difficult political and socio-economic issues facing the country.
The killing of Deborah Yakubu for alleged blasphemy and the reaction to it offer a stark depiction of the volatile divisions between Nigeria’s Muslim and Christian communities.
Sister Sylvia Ndubuaku: “We are for women the society has rejected. We receive traumatized women with this illness and we perform free surgeries for them.”
Catholic Church leaders in Africa: U.S. return to Paris climate accord could make up for ‘lost momentum’
President Biden's turnabout on the Paris climate accords was cheered by environmental activists in Africa, a continent that contributes a tiny amount to the problem of global warming but stands to suffer mightily because of climate change.
The growing attacks on priests and their ministries has left many living in fear. “The security situation is not just bad; it is extremely so,” said Father Bassey. “You want to hurry to get back home; you don’t want to be in a lonely place; you can’t step out and take a stroll.
The demands of the demonstrators have quickly expanded into a broad critique of government corruption, incompetence and impunity as human rights abuses and economic malaise continues in Nigeria.
A wave of killing of women and children has horrified the country in recent weeks since the gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions on June 1.