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The Archbishop-elect of Bendel Province, Most Rev C.O. Odutemu has called on Christians to confess their faith in Jesus Christ, while here on earth, so that they could attain life on the Resurrection Day. In his sermon during the funeral service of the late Ven. Dr Robinson Orhuerakpo Arhawho at St Thomas Anglican Church, Uwheru, on January 17, 2020, Odutemu enjoined Christians to emulate the late Arhawho’s kindness to all during his lifetime. He quoted John 11:24, where Jesus said: ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die’ and…

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The son of the Anglican bishop of El Salvador, who fled to the United States after being kidnapped and threatened in his home country, has been deported back there from the US, according to his father. Josue Alvarado Guerra, 34, was detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after getting a flat tyre in Ohio in November, when police discovered he did not have proper immigration documents. Alvarado Guerra filed a petition for asylum but was denied, and he was sent back to El Salvador on 28 January. Bishop David Alvarado of the Diocese of El Salvador, which is…

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Bishop Jane Alexander, bishop of the diocese of Edmonton, says she will be stepping down from her position July 31, with “no idea” what she will be doing next. “I have no need to say, ‘What’s the next big thing?’ The big thing is always just serving Jesus wherever he puts you,” says Alexander. “So, I know that’s what I’ll be called to do, but what that looks like? I have no idea.” Alexander announced her resignation in a letter January 26. In an interview with the Journal, Alexander said that she had been feeling a change coming for a while. “Sometimes I think…

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Islamist militants murdered a 60-year-old pastor in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 29 January after he refused their demands to convert to Islam. The Ven. Ngulongo Year Batsemire, the Archdeacon of Eringeti, was walking to his fields with his wife when they were surrounded by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist militant group that has been active in the north-east region of DRC for more than two decades and repeatedly targets Christians. The militants demanded Archdeacon Ngulongo tell them where they could find other pastors. They then attempted to force him to convert to Islam. When…

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Eighteen people, including a Christian nurse, were murdered by militant gunmen in Lamdamol village, Burkina Faso, in an attack that began late on the night of 1 February. The unidentified heavily armed militants arrived in the village, in northern Seno province bordering the Sahel, on motorbikes and selectively picked out civilians before killing them. Amongst the dead was Christian Robert Milogo, a senior nurse who had travelled to help those suffering in the terror afflicted zone, despite the known risks from Islamist militant activity. Many people have already fled to safer towns and villages in the Central North. A local…

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Muslim terrorists believed to be part of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) have murdered 30 Christians in attacks on four villages in the Nord Kivu province of the Democratice Republic of the Congo. The new massacres follow attacks 29 Jan 2020 that left 36 dead, including the Anglican Archdeacon of Eringeti, who was martyred after he refused to renounce his Christian faith. The Congolese NGO, the Center for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights (CEPADHO), reports that on 7 Feb 2020, 8 civilians were murdered in the village of Sibe by ADF militants. The next day 12 more…

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A North Korean official has reportedly been executed after he broke the terms of his coronavirus quarantine by going to a public bath while he was meant to be in quarantine. The trade official had been placed in medical quarantine after returning to North Korea from China. After the government worker was caught, he was arrested and immediately shot after risking the spread of coronavirus by visiting the public bath, the Dong-a Ilbo newspaper reported. The official had been placed in isolation after travelling to China with Kim Jong-un imposing military law to enforce the lockdown, sources said. He is…

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Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long-stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation’s authoritarian leader who handed them flowers. Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to let the Westerdam dock at the port of Sihanoukville on Thursday after Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Guam had barred the ship earlier. “Today, although Cambodia is a poor country, Cambodia has always joined the international community to solve the problems that the world and our region are facing,” he said as the first passengers disembarked. “How wonderful it is to be…

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Scientists believe that males could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus because they may have a weaker immune response to the disease, according to a column by The Financial Times. The virus has killed roughly 1,300 people and infected over 48,000 worldwide as of Thursday. Another case was discovered in San Diego Calif. on Wednesday, bringing the total U.S. infected to 14. Roughly two-thirds of 99 infected patients admitted to a Wuhan hospital last month were men, science writer Anjana Ahuja wrote, citing a Lancet medical study published on Jan. 30. “It is an eye-catching discrepancy,” Ahuja wrote. “A picture…

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The United States is discussing military cuts in Africa, has tightened visa rules for Africans and President Donald Trump notoriously was quoted as disparaging the continent with a vulgar epithet. But in his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa in his nearly two years in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to lay out a positive vision for US cooperation with the continent where China has been increasingly active. Pompeo on Saturday begins a trip to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia, chosen for their leaders’ attachment to democratic values in a continent that has seen backsliding in recent years. “These…

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