Tag: Boko Haram

Child suicide bombing and Boko Haram’s future

Originally published in Mission Network News Up until the Chibok school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, it’s safe to say that most of the world had never heard of the militant extremist group. You might remember the social media tag, #bringbackourgirls. However, the militant group has been around […]

Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok schoolgirls

Originally published in World and Christian Headlines Eighty-two of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have been released by their Boko Haram captors, according to a report from The Christian Post. The nearly 300 girls were abducted three years ago, and while several of them were released previously, were able to escape, […]

Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria

Originally published in Christian Today. More than 20 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 have been released, Nigeria’s government confirmed on Thursday. “The release of the girls…is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and […]

Blasphemy laws focus of US State Department’s religious freedom report

A brief overview of the US State Department’s 2015 International Religious Freedom Report Originally published in World Watch Monitor The following are a selection of news stories covered over the past three months that highlight the extent of the suppression of religious freedom: Algerian Christian gets maximum sentence for ‘blasphemy’ Chinese […]