Boko Haram has been attacking the major city of Maiduguri to re-establish their original base of operations, and also for its strategic importance. The city’s location provides an advantage which would allow the group to more easily spread throughout Nigeria, as well as infiltrate neighbouring
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A VOM-supported team of Christian workers is providing assistance to Kurds from Yezidi and Shabak backgrounds who were forced to flee their homes due to violence and threats from Islamic extremists. In addition to providing basic aid, such as food, tents and blankets, the workers
It has recently been reported that Bishoy Armia Boulous (formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy) is now enduring an overextended prison sentence with frequent assault. According to Bishoy’s present lawyer, Karam Ghobriel, jailers at Tora Prison have been beating Bishoy several times a week and ruthlessly
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is considered the holiest month of the year by millions of Muslims. This year, Ramadan starts on 18 June. Muslims fast, observe daily prayers, give to the poor and refocus their attention on Allah.
A group of Christians in Hidalgo State, Mexico, were allegedly issued death threats in late April by a local government representative. The threats were reportedly made by “Community Delegate” Mr Jesus Dominguez Hernandez, who issued the threats after representatives of the Christian community of Chichiltepec