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Christian Leaders Warn of Anarchy in Nigeria, Call for Amnesty to Country’s Separatists

Christian leaders of various denominations in South East Nigeria have expressed concern over increased insecurity and violence in the region, saying that part of the West African nation is descending “into anarchy”.

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Clamor for Secession in Nigeria “a problem of bad governance”: Christian Leaders

The push for secession from a section of Nigerians is a manifestation of “bad governance”, representatives of Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Gender-based Violence, Call for “collective action”

Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their condemnation of gender-based violence and called for “collective action” to end the vice that seems to target women and girls.

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Fix Nigeria’s Insecurity or “throw in the towel”: Christian Leaders to Federal Government

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address to the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”

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Allowing Only Vaccinated Congregants in Church Problematic: Zimbabwe’s Christian Leaders

The reopening of churches only for congregants vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is problematic, Christian leaders in the Southern African nation have cautioned. 

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After Pregnant Minor Dies, Zimbabwean Christian Leaders Urge Probe into Abuse in Churches

The demise of a 14-year-old girl who died while giving birth at a shrine in Zimbabwe last month has prompted Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to call for an “independent national inquiry” into the sexual abuse of women and girls in church premises. 

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Northern States Caution against Voting Based on Tribe, Age

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s 19 Northern States have cautioned the people of God in the country against putting into consideration the tribe and age of prospective leaders. 

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge Military to End Killings, Destruction of Farmlands

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the military and other security agencies to end killings and destruction of farmlands in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau State.

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Christian Leaders in Eswatini Urge Bereaved Families “to be calm” amid Heightened Emotions

Christian leaders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have appealed to those who have lost their loved ones in the pro-democracy protests in recent weeks to remain calm even when the situation in the Southern African nation could be characterized by heightened emotions

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Oyo State Declare Day of Prayer for End to Insecurity

Christian leaders ministering in Nigeria’s Oyo State have declared a day of prayer for an end to the rising cases of insecurity that include killings. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.