A declaration of a state of emergency in three northern Nigerian states does nothing to address the root cause of a surge in Islamic terrorism against Christians and others, an expert in Islamism told Baptist Press.
Further, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's May 14 declaration is only a partial state of emergency because local governments in the northeastern states are still in place, said Adeniyi Ojutiku, a native Nigerian Christian and founder of Lift Up Now, a Christian nonprofit outreach to improve living conditions in his homeland.
"Nigeria is the number one country where Christians are killed. Nigeria tops that list," Ojutiku said. "And it's an ideological warfare. It's a coup d'état. [Jonathan] wants to stem the tide of violence without really addressing the basic factors that are associated with Islamism.
Israel is "acting" to prevent weapons from Syria from reaching Lebanon's Hezbollah and will continue to do so, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
His remarks came two weeks after Israel carried out air strikes near Damascus, which a senior Israeli source said were aimed at preventing the transfer of sophisticated Iranian arms to Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on May 19, 2013. (AFP, Ronen Zvulun)
Thousands of children are serving as child soldiers across India. That is the devastating conclusion of a new report by the Asian Center for Human Rights.
According to the study, the recruitment of child soldiers in the country is "rampant," as at least 3,000 children have been involved in various conflicts. The center estimates that 500 children have been recruited in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, and 2,500 in eastern provinces that are home to leftist insurgents.
As Rwanda Day 2013 comes to London for the first time, let me take this opportunity to talk about the role that the Rwandan business community in the diaspora can playing by embracing the creation of Rwanda startup culture and make a difference in creating much needed jobs at the same time benefiting from the growth of the ICT sector.
The first scientific results using the new Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) in South Africa, the pathfinder radio telescope for the $3 billion global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, have been published by an international team of astronomers this week.