- Jul 23, 2021
Praying, crying and waiting for news about their children, the parents of more than 120 Nigerian students abducted by armed bandits at the Bethel Baptist High School in the nation’s northern Kaduna state have been gathering at the school awaiting updates about their children.
Dozens of students were abducted Monday by armed bandits at Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi town of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria.
As unrest continues to grow in Africa’s sole absolute monarchy, Eswatini’s sole Catholic bishop is calling for calm and dialogue.
At least nine civilians, including women, were killed in an attack by rebels in Congo’s eastern city of Beni.
Comboni Sister Tseghereda Yohannes said she was caught off guard when she was appointed secretary-general of the Eritrean bishops’ conference.
An Islamic State group in Africa claimed responsibility Tuesday for two explosions in eastern Congo, including its first suicide bombing, deepening fears that extremists have now laid roots in this corner of the continent long plagued by rebels.
In the Congo Basin, unsustainable use of the environment and natural resources is diminishing people’s resilience to climate change and destroying communities’ livelihoods, say Catholic bishops and environmental experts.
Congo on Monday banned public gatherings for two days in Beni, after the eastern city was hit by two explosions.