Associated Press/Photo by Yusuf Wahil

Earthquake hits already devastated Indonesia

International | The country struggles to rebuild after the latest in a string of disasters this year
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/21, 05:52 pm

Corrugated sheets, twisted windowpanes, and concrete rubble littered streets where many buildings once stood in the city of Mamuju on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. A shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the island just after midnight on Friday as many people slept.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sunday Alamba

From Twitter to the streets in Nigeria

International | Security officials crack down on protests against notorious police unit
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/20, 07:31 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—At 7 a.m. on Saturday, 27-year-old Sandra Braimoh joined about 30 other people at the Old Parade Ground stadium in the Nigerian capital. They made a list of requests for peace and healing before walking and praying across parts of the city for more than an hour. Braimoh has joined other youth-led marches against police brutality. “I can’t just sit there and pretend these things are not happening,” she said.

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Photo by A. Larry Ross

Mixed signals

International | Christians debate whether Saudi overtures to U.S. evangelicals are made in good faith
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/19, 05:12 pm

Saudi Arabia only allows Muslims to become citizens. It threatens Christian converts with the death penalty and allows officials and neighbors to persecute religious minorities. Open Doors International ranks the kingdom as the 15th most oppressive country toward Christians.

So why did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invite nine evangelical Christians from the United States to visit him on Sept. 10?

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