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Image of the wrecked aircraft that crashed on May 21 near Kaduna International Airport/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Slain Army Officers Laid Down Lives for Nigeria’s Safety, Christian Leaders Eulogize

Christian leaders in Nigeria are mourning the country’s Chief of Army Staff and ten other military officers who died in a plane crash last Friday, May 21, saying the deceased security officials sacrificed their lives for the safety of the West African nation. 

Members of of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) during their annual joint meeting at the Saint James Catholic Church, Osu, Accra. Credit: GCBC /

Four Concerns Christian Leaders in Ghana Want Addressed for Peace, Harmony, Justice

Christian leaders in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Joint Meeting, outlined four concerns, which they want addressed in view of achieving peace, harmony and Justice in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Africa Decry Protracted Violence, Urge Religious Unity during Ramadan

Christian leaders in Africa have, in their solidarity messages with followers of the Islamic faith during their Ramadan fast, called for the unity of all Religions on the continent to bring an end to protracted violence that continues to claim lives of Christians and Muslims alike especially in West African countries.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have alleged attempts to Islamize the country, following recent judicial appointments. Credit: The Defender /

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Allege Islamization Attempt after Recent Judicial Appointments

Christian leaders in Nigeria have, in a statement, claimed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government is keen on Islamizing the West African nation following the recent appointments of Court of Appeal judges.

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Zimbabwean Cleric Urges Christian Leaders to Defend Community Members Risking Eviction

A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe is calling on Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to stand with and defend members of the Chilonga community who are at risk of being evicted from their ancestral land by the government. 

The new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala / World Trade Organization (WTO)

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Hail Appointment of Compatriot to World Trade Organization

Christian leaders in Nigeria have hailed the appointment of their compatriot, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“Shocked, disturbed, saddened”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria Following Killing of Farmers

Christian leaders in Nigeria have, in a collective statement circulated Sunday, December 6, expressed their shock and sorrow following last month’s killing of dozens of rice farmers in Borno State, located within the country’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri.

The Nigerian Police Force fires teargas at protesters during a demonstration to press for the scrapping of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Abuja-Keffi Expressway, Abuja, Nigeria on October 19, 2020. / AFP

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Use of Violence on “unarmed, peaceful protesters”

The reported use of excessive force on those peacefully protesting against police brutality in Nigeria has caught the attention of Christian leaders in the West African nation who have, in different platforms, condemned the excesses and reiterated their support for peaceful protests.

Nigerians protesting against the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the country's capital Abuja. /

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Welcome Disbandment of Contentious Force, Protest Redeployment

Christian leaders in Nigeria have welcomed the decision of the country’s government to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), whose members have been accused of committing various atrocities.

Nigeria's Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Solomon Ita Enang (third left) and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) during the September 1 meeting in Abuja. / Solomon Ita Enang/ Facebook

Nigeria’s Government and Christian Leaders Yet to Reach Consensus on Controversial Law

The government of Nigeria and Christian leaders are yet to reach an agreement on the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow the authorities to control church operations.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) strongly against the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 legal framework that seeks to allow the government to control church operations. /

Law to Control Nigerian Churches “unacceptable, ungodly, reprehensible”: Christian Leaders

Christian leaders in Nigeria have termed as “unacceptable, ungodly, and reprehensible” the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 legal framework that seeks to allow the government to control church operations.

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Christian Leaders in Uganda Call for Prayers Ahead of 2021 General Elections

A call for unity, peace and consistent prayers was the major highlight of this year’s national prayer day that was celebrated at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo Sunday, February 23.

Members of the Gambia Christian Council with President Adama Barrow. /

Christian Leaders in Gambia Want their Country Declared a Secular State

Leaders of Christian denominations in The Gambia have, through their representative body, Gambia Christian Council, submitted a proposal to the Constitutional Review Commission to have the word “secular state” included in the preamble of the new Constitution that is being drafted.