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14 Mar

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 […]

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11 Mar

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 […]

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2 Mar

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 […]

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27 Feb

Sharibu UK Visit

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from her school in Nigeria two years ago, has been traveling around London in a fervent attempt to raise awareness about the terrifying ordeal her daughter is still being subjected to. Supported by groups like The International Organisation for Peace Building […]

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14 Feb

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 […]

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21 Jan

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 […]

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20 Jan

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 […]

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14 Jan

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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9 Jan

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 […]

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6 Jan

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 […]

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