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Is Ethiopia the next Nigeria?

There have been street protests by Muslims, arguing that the government is promoting an alien branch of Islam. PHOTO: FILE

There have been street protests by Muslims, arguing that the government is promoting an alien branch of Islam. PHOTO: FILE ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian police clashed on Saturday with scores of Muslims protesters complaining that the state is interfering in their religion, witnesses and officials said. The protesters, some wearing masks, blocked the entrance of […]


Ethiopian Muslims protest government ‘interference’

ADDIS ABABA — On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, a muezzin leads a solemn sermon at a mosque before thousands of worshippers stamp their feet to protest against what they say is the Ethiopian government’s interference in religious affairs. Protests are uncommon in tightly-controlled Ethiopia, and the unrest has caused concern in the predominantly Christian […]


Nigeria’s shaky balance of power takes a hit as new president is sworn in

Umaru Yar’Adua’s death may spark a political battle between the Muslim north and the Christian south. Goodluck Jonathan, a southerner, succeeds Yar’Adua, who is from the north. Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa Nigeria buried its president on Thursday and swore in his successor, Goodluck Jonathan, amid fears of a debilitating power struggle in the ruling […]


Somalia’s Embattled Christians: Almost Expunged

HARGEISA, 28 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – WHERE is the hardest place in the world to be a Christian citizen? North Korea, perhaps? Saudi Arabia? Try Somalia. There are thought to be no more than a thousand Christians in a resident population of 8m people, with perhaps a few thousand more in the diaspora. The Islamist […]


Muslim Militants Slay Long-Time Christian in Somalia

MOGADISHU, 24 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Al Shabaab extremists shoot 69-year-old after finding Bibles on him at checkpoint. The faith journey of a long-time underground Christian in Somalia ended in tragedy this week when Islamic militants controlling a security checkpoint killed him after finding Bibles in his possession. Militants from the Muslim extremist al Shabaab […]


Islamists in Somalia Behead Two Sons of Christian Leader

Hargeisa, 6 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Islamic extremists have beheaded two young boys in Somalia because their Christian father refused to divulge information about a church leader, and the killers are searching Kenya’s refugee camps to do the same to the boys’ father. Before taking his Somali family to a Kenyan refugee camp in April, […]