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Lending a hand

International | Christian leaders and mission groups across Africa join the fight against coronavirus
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/03/20, 03:17 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—As lockdowns began this week to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, one megachurch near the capital city donated hospital beds, diagnostic sets, sanitizers, oxygen and regular face masks, and other items to health officials.

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The next battlefield

International | The African continent braces for its own coronavirus crises
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 05:59 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—On Sunday, the red chairs inside The Citizens Church in Nigeria’s capital city remained empty as the congregation watched a livestreamed service on Facebook. In Lagos, the Catholic Church suspended public Mass for the next four weeks in the city, which had the most recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country.

In South Africa, which has more than 700 COVID-19 cases—the highest number on the continent—the Methodist Church canceled its Easter season services, and Zion Christian Church suspended its annual Easter pilgrimage to its headquarters in Moria.

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Disney takes censorship game to India

Culture | Jokes about the country’s persecution of religious minorities don’t make it to TV
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 3/13/20, 06:17 pm

TV host John Oliver learned recently that making jokes in countries with authoritarian governments comes with a different set of rules.

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