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Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl Leah Sharibu as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported.

Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from

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Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday.

Many farmers are too scared to tend their fields in north-eastern Congo, where

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It’s more than 1,000 days now since an Australian doctor, Ken Elliott, was kidnapped in Djibo, Burkina Faso, on 15th January, 2016.

His abduction was claimed by the ‘Emirate of the Sahara’, a branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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Suspected al-Shabaab militants killed two Christian teachers in northern Kenya last week, sources have told Morning Star News.

The US-based news organisation reports that the miltants were believed to be behind an attack in which an improvised explosive device was detonated at a housing block where non-local teachers

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Bike sharing in African cities has lagged due to lack of dedicated lanes and the perception that cycling is for the poor, worsening traffic jams and pollution, experts said last week.

Bike sharing has expanded across North America, Europe and Asia as authorities seek to

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Eugene Peterson, the bestselling author of The Message and longtime pastor praised as a “shepherd’s shepherd", is moving into hospice and receiving palliative medical care. 

Peterson, 85, was hospitalised on Tuesday, 9th October, “when he took a sudden and dramatic turn in his health caused by

People have to "think and act ‘green’ in everything we do", the head of the World Council of Churches has said in comments responding to a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last week.

In a statement, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, said described

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Survivors of slavery at a rock quarry in India welcomed a stiff sentence handed to the owner and managers, and said on Monday that the rare ruling sends a strong warning to other employers.

A court in Tamil Nadu state found three men guilty of

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After two years of detention, an American pastor was freed in Turkey and flown to the United States where he prayed with President Donald Trump who welcomed him at the White House.

The arrival of Andrew Brunson at the Oval Office in Washington, DC, was the ultimate

Microfinance has been an important tool in halving the number of people living in poverty over the past 20 years  but there are still some two billion people living on less than $US3.20 a day, according Meredith Scott, CEO of microfinance and development organisation Opportunity International.

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Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI are among seven people canonised as saints by Pope Francis on the weekend.

Archbishop Romero was gunned down by a death squad while celebrating Mass in 1980 after denouncing military oppression at the start of El Salvador's civil which ran until

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