Sub-Saharan Africa

Iran and al Qaeda: an Unexpected Axis

The connection between al Qaeda and Iran was hardly recognized until the discovery of documents in Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan

Anti-Christian Persecution on the Rise

Despite the increasing prominence of the international religious freedom movement, violence against believers is getting worse in many regions of the world, such as Nigeria, Vietnam, and Pakistan.

Major U.S. and British Government-sponsored Summits Defend Global Religious Freedom

Two recently held major international conferences brought together thousands of religious freedom advocates and government officials to cooperate in taking concrete action to end religious persecution.  

Chinese Communist Party Opens School in Tanzania
CCP Opens Party School in Tanzania

Chinese Communist Party opens the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School in conjunction with six other African countries.

After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms
After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms

The mass murder of praying congregants in a Nigerian church was horrific enough. But even worse was the daft conclusion of Irish President Michael Higgins that it was another grim consequence of climate change.

Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria
Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria

On Easter weekend Christians the world over prayed; some went to church. In Nigeria’s Plateau State, a Fulani pastor was martyred.

Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day
Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day

In Nigeria—Africa’s most populous country—violence and bloodshed continue to surge, week after week, month after month. Tragically, our Christian brothers and sisters are the primary targets of Islamist terrorism—murders, rapes, kidnapping, and never-ending threats of more.

Archbishop Tutu and an Often-Forgotten Hero - Beyers Naudé
Archbishop Tutu and an Often-Forgotten Hero

As we remember Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we should, amongst many others, also remember the great Reverend Beyers Naudé.

A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians - Country of Particular Concern - Religious Freedom
A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians

The US has inexplicably removed Nigeria from its State Department list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). To some, that may sound like innocuous paperwork or an ambassadorial feel-good gesture. But, in fact, this de-listing of Nigeria’s CPC designation is an outrageous betrayal of an already brutalized Christian community.