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The ‘threat’ of Christianity in China

International | Chinese government tells believers to put their faith in socialism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/19/19, 05:06 pm

A Chinese government religious official last week accused the West of using Christianity to weaken the country’s political power and called for obedience to a socialist interpretation of the religion.

Xu Xiaohong, head of the official Movement of Protestant Churches in China, said Western influence and private meeting places plague Christianity in the country, adding that people who try to subvert national security under the guise of Christianity will face justice.

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Algerian president bows out

International | Demonstrations demanding the longtime leader resign are the latest anti-government uprising in the Arab region
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/12/19, 04:15 pm

In a surprise move on Monday, longtime Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika withdrew his bid for a fifth term after his announcement that he would seek reelection sparked widespread demonstrations. The country is the latest North African nation to express discontent against older leaders in a growing movement analysts say resembles the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

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Somalia’s ongoing terror woes

International | U.S. ups airstrikes as al-Shabaab keeps attacking
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/05/19, 01:17 pm

A deadly extremist attack that lasted nearly a day in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Friday shed light on one Islamic terror group’s persistence despite heightened efforts by the United States and other nations to end its insurgency.

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