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Oscar-submission film brings Nigeria’s violent Insurgency to Life….

With insecurity characterised by kidnappings and banditry spreading across Nigeria and with the decade-long insurgency in the North-East of the country beginning to mutate and spread out to the North-West and other geopolitical regions of the nation, the arrival of The Milkmaid film bring to life the realities been experienced by ordinary people in a …

Africa’s failing breadbasket tops world rankings for murdered Christians

There you have it. Almost three years on from Leah Sharibu’s abduction by Boko Haram, we receive confirmation from Open Doors that more Christians are killed in Nigeria for their faith than in any country on the planet. Leah is one of Nigeria’s ‘luckier’ victims, by virtue of the mere fact that she is still …

Ending SARS is only the beginning of Nigeria’s urgent reform

Western and global media has been inundated in the last few days with highs and lows of the #ENDSARS protests. In short, they are a much-needed campaign to reform Nigeria’s notorious police force. At Lekki toll gate last Tuesday, a varying-estimated number of protestors were shot by security forces in a seemingly pre-meditated massacre, as …

Nigeria’s Christian genocide should be top of the ICC case list

Recently the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Nigerian Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, visited the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. The meeting gave the ICC the opportunity to present their work defending human rights amid some of the harshest abuses humanity has faced, taking place right now on our planet. It should have …

PSJ UK Outreach to Victims of Southern Kaduna atrocities

With more people displaced recently in Southern Kaduna following a ramp up of terrorist attack, supporters of PSJ UK have partnered with RADi (Resilient Aid & Dialogue initiative), a local solution provider to reach displaced persons and communities with urgent supplies of food and basic essentials. A combination of the Fulani Militant attacks and the …

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers Other proposals from Boris Johnson’s team include compulsory Foreign Office religious literacy training and leading on human rights at the UN The UK Government has revealed it is set to sanction high-profile individuals with a track record of human rights …

MOTHER OF GIRL KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM ASKS PM TO HELP GET HER DAUGHTER RELEASED

The mother of a girl kidnapped by Boko Haram has issued a plea to the Prime Minister to help rescue her daughter ahead of the anniversary of her abduction On February 19 2018, Leah Sharibu was taken from her school in Dapchi, north-eastern Nigeria, along with 109 of her classmates. Now aged 16, Leah is thought to …

Parliament debates persecution – and a new International Religious Freedom Alliance

“In the wake of recent news that 30 more innocent people were massacred by Boko Haram in Borno State, we reconfirm our desire to work for the freedom of all Nigerian Christians to practise their faith without intimidation, violence and discrimination. We are also calling on the government to step up it’s efforts to stop …

We need to invest in Africa’s security as well as its industry

At a UN meeting held in New York in 2006, African state leaders said conflict was the greatest obstacle to the continent’s development. Fast forward fourteen years and not much has changed. This week Open Door’s 2020 World Watch List revealed that terrorists and militants are making major advances across West Africa making it the latest battlefront for Islamic …

Government to increase protections for persecuted Christians abroad, following Bishop’s review

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his Christmas message to express sympathy for Christians “who are facing persecution” around the world. CREDIT: STEFAN ROUSSEAU /PA Persecuted Christians abroad will have their protection bolstered by the British government, following a landmark pledge to adopt a new definition of anti-Christian discrimination and persecution. Last year the former foreign …

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