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Mubarak Bala: Blasphemy Allegations, Religious Oppression and Muslim Majority in Northern Nigeria

It is now almost four weeks since the police arrested Nigerian atheist, Mubarak Bala following a petition that he insulted the prophet of Islam. The police have, in the quest to appease the petitioners and the Islamist base, held Mr. Bala incommunicado, without access to lawyers and family members. The police have yet to charge him in court. And in an apparent endorsement of the detention, the Islamic establishment has remained silent in the face of this outrage. There has not been any press statement from Islamic organizations regarding the…

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Latest Nigeria 

Police: Where is Mubarak Bala?

As it stands now, the fate of Mubarak Bala, Nigerian humanist who was arrested last week is unknown. Nobody is sure if Mr. Bala is alive or dead. If he is alive, no one knows the conditions of his detention. Mr. Bala was last seen on April 29, 2020, a day after police detectives from the Kano State Command arrested him in Kaduna. As soon as the information reached me that Mr. Bala was in the police custody, I contacted the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kaduna and the Police…

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Global News Latest Lifestyle 

ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME GLOBAL CITIZEN, TOGETHER WITH LADY GAGA, ANNOUNCED $127 MILLION IN COMMITMENTS TO DATE IN SUPPORT OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners Will Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities (Saturday, April 18, 2020 – New York, NY) – International advocacy organization Global Citizen, together with Lady Gaga, tonight announced $127 million in commitments to date in support of healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporate partners and philanthropists announced their support for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN…

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Facebook launches Tools to keep faith-based communities connected during COVID-19

The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in keeping communities safe, connected and informed during this pandemic JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2020/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” (www.Facebook.com/community/faith) and the Faith on Facebook toolkit (https://bit.ly/3a2b4F3), both providing guidance and step-by-step tips that faith-based groups can use to keep their communities engaged while observing social distancing. The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in…

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ACADEMIC PRODIGY CITES TB JOSHUA AS HER INSPIRATION

A 14-year-old girl from Botswana who has gained national attention for her academic achievements has explained that one of her inspirations is Nigerian cleric TB Joshua and his popular channel Emmanuel TV.  According to a reportpublished in Mmegi, Botswana’s most-read newspaper: “In a rare development, a 14-year-old Form 2 student, Naomi Higgins has lifted Nxakato Junior Secondary School’s flag high after obtaining the only Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) A grade overall pass.” The newspaper explained that Higgins surprisingly outperformed all her seniors despite studying simultaneously with two different year groups. “I…

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Latest North Africa 

Can Carob Save a Nation?

Benefits of Carob Now and Then and Its Potential for Sustainable Development in Morocco. by Nora Martetschläger The carob tree has been appreciated for its various features throughout the ages. Nowadays, people are starting to rediscover this amazing plant. It is both a wild growing forest tree, and an easy to cultivate fruit tree. Because of this combination, the carob tree lends itself to a wide range of uses, thus making it the perfect tree to solve many of Morocco’s pressing economic and environmental issues. But what is it that…

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Latest Nigeria 

Why 112 Chibok girls may never be rescued from Boko Haram terrorists

Prominent for facilitating the release of 103 Chibok girls from the Boko Haram insurgents, Zannah Bukar Mustapha, a Nigerian lawyer and educator was on Saturday, October 19, unveiled as a finalist for the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity in Yerevan, Armenia. Aside from his valiant efforts in negotiating with the hierarchy of the dreaded Islamic sect for the release of some of the abducted school girls, Mr Mustapha is also renowned for providing free education to children and orphans of Boko Haram fighters. In this interview with Nimi Princewill,…

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137,000 people forced to flee their homes this year in Somalia East Africa Latest 

137,000 people forced to flee their homes this year in Somalia

Displacement of families is rising with evictions, conflict and drought the top causes. “We are seeing a tragic trend this year, with more and more people displaced by drought and conflict in Somalia. Seeking aid to survive, families flee to urban areas, erecting makeshift shelters wherever they can. This leaves them vulnerable to evictions, adding to their already desperate situation,” says Kennedy Mabonga, Regional Programme Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Over 137,000 people fled their homes in the first quarter of 2019, according to the UNHCR led Protection…

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Risen from the Dead Latest Science Southern Africa 

Miracle in Malawi, Women who died twenty years ago has risen from the grave

A girl identiefied as Mercy Chibwana from Namulenga village in Mulanje, has resurrected after she died 20 years ago, police have confirmed. Mulanje police spokesperson Gresham Ngwira, said the girl, now a woman reappeared in the district ‪on Wednesday morning. Ngwira said the girl died in 1997 while she was in form 2. Follow and like us:

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