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Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for. Deep within the maze of dusty alleys that honeycomb Omdurman, Khartoum’s sprawling twin city, Yousef Zamgila’s …

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Tourism Ministry fastracks Uganda Martyrs shrines redevelopment plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Martyrs continue attracting thousands of Christians from all over the globe, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Ministry is also fast-tracking the plans of redeveloping the shrines and the neighboring areas. In 2015, the catholic and Anglican churches embarked on the process of …

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Tourism ministry fastracks Uganda Martyrs shrines redevelopment plan

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Martyrs continue attracting thousands of Christians from all over the globe, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Ministry is also fast-tracking the plans of redeveloping the shrines and the neighboring areas. In 2015, the catholic and Anglican churches embarked on the process …

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Christians urged to revisit purpose of Christmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has appealed to Ugandans to return to the purpose for which Jesus was born in order to have meaningful Christmas celebrations. He says that due to the festivities that surround the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, many …

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Ahead of Egypt vote, most Christians put faith in Sisi

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | On the streets of Cairo’s Shubra district, many Coptic Christians — but not all — say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his re-election bid on Monday. Pro-Sisi banners hang overhead in the neighbourhood where many Copts reside, often showing the president standing …

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Egypt’s Sisi declares three-month state of emergency

State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent …

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Palm Sunday church bombing kills 22 in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, officials said, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Some 71 people were wounded in the blast, which struck …

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INTERVIEW: The Muslim-Christian education gap

A new study by the American organization Pew Research Center on educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups finds a large gap between Muslims and Christians in sub-Saharan Africa. This gap has persisted for decades, and for more insight into possible reasons, Caryle Murphy interviewed Melina Platas, an assistant professor …

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