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1203, 2019

Nigeria: Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Target Church in Madagali, Adamawa State

Boko Haram Suicide bombers tried to enter a Catholic Church service on Sunday, in Madagali, Adamawa State. The two female bombers tried to enter the church through a clinic before being stopped, and then detonating the bombs a short distance outside the church. Only one person other than the bombers was reportedly injured.

Read more: International Christian Concern

1203, 2019

China: House Church in Henan’s Capital Seized by the Government

On March 6, a house church in China’s Henan province was sealed off by local authorities for violating the country’s religious regulations. In the last year, Henan province became the hardest hit area in Beijing’s latest crackdown against Christianity, as more than 4,500 churches have their crosses forcibly removed, many brutally shut down.

Read more: International Christian Concern

1103, 2019

Nigeria: West African Union Court Orders Government to Investigate 2016 Killings in Benue

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a union of West African states that give freed trade and open borders and security to its members, has ordered the Nigerian Government to investigate the 2016 killings in Agatu. During this series of attacks, it is estimated that 500 people were killed.

Read more: International Christian Concern

1103, 2019

International: For Persecuted Women, Violence is Compounded by ‘Shaming’

The UN has formally started to investigate IS crimes in northern Iraq and Syria, being advised to focus on “abductions, slavery and sexual violence” suffered by minority women there. Experts say Christian women are not talking about their experiences because they are still too traumatized, or perhaps because they find their treatment “too shaming” and find it hard to speak out publicly.

Read more: World Watch Monitor

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