As Nigeria's conflict with terror group Boko Haram looks set to continue throughout 2016, the executive director of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans has said that only repentance and the fear of God can win the war.
The Islamic extremists have been attacking government buildings, civilians, Christians and people of all walks of life in various raids, shootings and bombings throughout almost six years of insurgency, where they have killed over 20,000 people.
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to drive out the militants, even as his previously set deadline for doing so in December passed with the attacks still continuing. The extremists killed close to 100 people over the holiday period in a series of suicide bombings and village raids. more >>
When people go to a mountaintop, it is usually for meditative contemplation, physical exercise, or for basic training. But in one place, people go there for golf.
In South Africa, at a place known as the Legends Golf Course, there is a hole known as the "Extreme 19" where golfers tee off at the edge of a mountain.
The "Extreme 19" was originally conceived as a bonus course, a sort of sideshow. Yet the imposing challenge has gained much popularity in global golfing circles. more >>
Garissa University College in Kenya, which suffered a mass terror attack resulting in the deaths of close to 150 Christian students, has officially reopened nine months later.
BBC News reported that staff and students are expected back on campus next week, as the college and indeed the entire country hopes to continue on the path to recovery.
The terror attack on April 2, 2015, was carried out by militants from Somalia's al-Shabaab extremist organization, in which gunmen stormed the college, held it hostage for more than 10 hours, and separated Christian from Muslim students. As many as 148 people were dead at the end, mainly Christian students. more >>
A Nigerian village celebrated the New Year by unveiling the largest statue of Jesus Christ in all of Africa, standing at 28 feet tall and weighing 40 tons.
Nigerian news website Naij.com reported on Sunday that the unveiling ceremony took place in Abajah village in Imo state on New Year's Day. The statue, built by a Chinese company and carved in white marble, depicts Jesus stretching out his arms in a welcoming pose, and has been dubbed "Jesus de Greatest."
The ceremony attracted hundreds of Roman Catholic priests and worshipers to the St. Aloysius Catholic Church to celebrate the unveiling of the statue, which had been commissioned in 2013. more >>
The Somalia-based al-Shabaab terror group has released a new video, apparently to seek recruits from within the United States and to convert black youths to Islam, featuring remarks of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over banning Muslims from entering America, according to reports.
The nearly hour-long video first shows a warning from al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone in 2011.
"Muslims of the West: Take heed and learn from the lessons of history," al-Awlaki says in English in the video, according to CBS News. "There are ominous clouds gathering in your horizon. Yesterday America was a slang of slavery, segregation, lynching and Ku Klux Klan. Tomorrow it will be a land of religious discrimination and concentration camps." more >>
Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has slaughtered at least 80 people in a series of attacks on cities and towns just one week after President Muhammadu Buhari suggested his army had "technically won the war."
The Associated Press reported that the Islamic radicals killed 30 people in Maiduguri in Borno state in blasts and shootouts, and on Monday killed another 20 people in a bombing outside a mosque. Yet another twin suicide bombing in the town of Madagali cost another 30 lives.