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Faith That Endures

When Boko Haram fighters stormed Regina Wilson’s village on 24 October 2014, she was ready to meet them. For several years, she had heard stories about Boko Haram’s brutal attacks on Christian villages in northern Nigeria. She knew that her village in Adamawa state —

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iraq

Forgiveness: A Light in the Darkness

When asked what she prays for, 11-year-old Myriam Behnam is quick to answer. “When I pray, I pray that God might help us to go back home,” she said, “and that the peace of God might come all over Iraq. And also, may God forgive

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Please Remember Her Name

More than two years ago, I was handed a slip of paper with the name “Nguba Buba” on it. Nguba Buba. Remember her name, please. Nguba Buba was one of the 276 girls kidnapped on 14 April 2014 by Boko Haram militants who stormed her

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algeria

ALGERIA: Christian Imprisoned for Blasphemy

On 6 September Slimane Bouhafs (49), an Algerian Christian man, was convicted of blasphemy and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. Because of Slimane’s deteriorating health, his family and the Algerian Human Rights League (the LADDH) made a public appeal in October for a presidential

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NIGERIA: Over 45 Killed by Fulani Herdsmen Militia

On Sunday 13 November Fulani militants, reportedly numbering 200, attacked four villages in the Kauru local area of Nigeria’s Kaduna State. Forty-five predominantly Christian villagers were murdered, including men, women, and children, some of whom were burnt beyond recognition. Approximately 100 houses and other properties,

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uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: Prisoner Alert Prisoner Set Free

Tohar Haydarov was quietly released from prison in Uzbekistan on 8 November. He had served nearly seven years of his 10-year prison sentence and was released for good behaviour. He may face parole conditions, and authorities told him not to get in trouble or he

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eritrea

Eritrea: Peace in Prison

Dr Berhane spent 11 months in prison for his Christian work. Surrounded by hatred and watching as friends and fellow prisoners were led away to execution, Dr Berhane shares how he was still able to see God’s hand at work in this interview excerpt. Listen

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