Defeating ISIS in West Africa is Britain’s moral imperative

Ayo Adedoyin Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a private conference sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office focusing on social cohesion in Nigeria. At the event, which featured a number of Nigerians from Nigeria, a number of civil servants and parliamentarians as well as representatives from the Nigerian-diaspora […]

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 […]

UK and France to lead the pushback on Islamic Militants new frontier in West Africa

The UK and France are taking strong steps to pushback on Islamist militants’ new frontier in West Africa, following meetings with African leaders over the past seven days. At the start of this week Boris Johnson hosted the UK-Africa Investment Summit, a gathering that reportedly is the first time that the UK and so many […]

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 […]

British ‘House of Lords’ deliberates on Nigeria’s persecution killings

In a British Parliament ‘House of Lord’s debate reacting to The Queen’s Speech, members of the House were updated on the on-going atrocities in several communities across Nigeria. Her Ladyship, The Baroness Cox, who is a tireless campaigner against the atrocities led the effort of updating the house about the tragic situation in Nigeria. She […]

Archbishops call for action after IS killings

Eleven Christians murdered in Nigeria on Christmas Day FAITH leaders and campaigners have called for definitive action against Christian persecution in Nigeria, after 11 Christians were murdered by a group of Islamic State militants on Christmas Day. Ten people were beheaded, and another one was shot dead in the north-east of the country. The killings were broadcast in […]

Britain must stop ignoring Christian prosecution in Nigeria, says BARONESS CAROLINE COX

IT HAS been five years since Nigeria’s Islamist Fulani herdsmen insurgency began. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Hundreds of Christian churches have been burned to rubble. Entire communities have been forced to abandon their homes and farmland. Across northern and central-belt states, militant herdsmen continue to engage in an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing policy. […]

Christmas Day decapitations call for coordinated international action

(After the release by Boko Haram of a video showing their Christmas Day beheading of ten Christians and one Muslim man in Nigeria, Mr. Ayo Adedoyin, Executive Director of the International Organisation for Peace and Social Justice (PSJ), calls for the international community to come together in bringing peace and security for the people of […]

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