- Jul 23, 2021
On June 5, gunmen raided the village of Solhan, Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger, and massacred men, women and children in the middle of the night.
Zarzis is a port city where migrants bound for Europe frequently wind up after their boats go astray in the Mediterranean’s uncertain currents. One of its cemeteries is already filled with those who died trying to make the crossing.
After three months, Colombia’s government has given up on negotiations for the release of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, kidnapped in Mali by jihadists four years ago.
Police in Kenya arrested a suspect accused of brutally murdering a Catholic priest in 2019.
Bishop Mathew Kukah of Sokoto says “our people have risen to the challenge” of Islamic terrorism in Nigeria.
Caritas, the church’s charitable aid agency, is tackling unemployment in Ghana, especially for young women.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase in hostile threats and incidents” targeting U.N. peacekeepers and alleged human rights abuses.