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Nigerian church leader calls for action to prevent Irigwe “genocide” in Plateau State

A prominent Nigerian church leader has called for urgent government action to prevent the “genocide” of the Irigwe people in the Bassa local government area of Plateau State.


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Fulani militants accused of planning “systematic extermination” of people based on ethnicity and beliefs

Suspected Fulani militants are planning the “systematic extermination” of “nationalities” in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and the take-over of their ancestral lands, according to the President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, Jonathan Asake.


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Christian pastor beaten by extremists in Madhya Pradesh, India

A pastor in the village of Tichkiya, Madhya Pradesh, was badly beaten by extremists who broke into a prayer meeting in a private home and accused him of trying to unlawfully convert tribal people to Christianity.


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Christians in Aceh, Indonesia, call on government to settle church buildings dispute

Christians in Aceh, a semi-autonomous province of Indonesia, have called upon the central government in Jakarta to take action in an ongoing dispute over the demolition of church buildings.


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Four Chinese Christian businessmen convicted for selling audio Bibles

Four Christian businessmen in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China have been given prison sentences for selling audio Bibles.


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Local officials in Qushan, China, remove crosses from fishing boats

Local officials in Qushan County, Zhejiang Province, China have removed crosses from the masts of fishing boats in a targeted attack on Christians.


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Christian books, including John's Gospel, officially labelled as extremist material in Luhansk

The government of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic has added four Christian books to an official list of Extremist Materials.


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Somaliland Christians released after offences-against-Islam charges dismissed

A group of Christians in Somaliland have been released from detention after charges against them relating to offences against the state religion of Islam were dismissed.


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