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Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.
Senator and former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner sits next to Senator Fuentes as lawmakers debate on a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires. REUTERS

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Argentine senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house in June.

Ghana urges mosques use WhatsApp for call to prayer

In Ghana, mosques and churches are seen to be compounding the problem of noise pollution, according to a report by Deutsche Welle.

IS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan Christian family

The Islamic State group, on Tuesday, claimed responsibility for murdering four Christian family members in southwestern Pakistan a day after Easter celebrations.

Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens after three-day protest over taxation

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reopened on Wednesday after a three-day protest against the Israeli authorities’ decision to impose taxes on real estate owned by the churches sharing custody of the holy site.

Italy airlifts refugees from Libya as criticism mounts

Italy organized a first airlift of refugees from Libyan detention centers to Rome after coming under international criticism for helping the Libyan coast guard block migrants from leaving by boat.

Egypt police kill 11 suspected terrorists in shoot-out

Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected “terrorist elements” during a raid on a hideout for militants providing support for jihadists in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Egypt pledges forceful response after deadly mosque attack

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with “the utmost force” after 235 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers.

NGO Bill disingenuous as churches fall under NGO categorisation – Evaristus Bassey

The Executive Director, Caritas Nigeria, an arm of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr Evaristus Bassey, in this statement, says the NGO Bill is disingenuous in many respects.

Nigeria has so much to praise God for – Osinbajo

Nigeria's Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has emphasized the need for the citizens to constantly praise God as they had so much to praise Him for.

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Primaries: INEC worried over violence – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Enugu, says it is worried over the spate of violence that characterised the recently concluded party primary elections in the state.

Police nab armed gang members over Bayelsa student’s murder

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested two suspected members of an armed gang in connection with the murder of Seiyefa Fred, a level 100 student of the Niger Delta University, in Yenagoa.
Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa tasks African leaders on corruption

Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has called for more efforts by African countries in the fight against corruption and other vices that retarded development.

2019: Between Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Doing Fraud

A document in circulation, from the resolutions of a retreat in a foreign country by one of the parties makes no pretences about their plan to cause tension between various communities. They have dramatically begun actions to destroy the integrity of the election process.

2019: US expecting free, fair, credible election in Nigeria – envoy

The United States Consulate General Lagos, F. John Bray, has said that they are looking forward to a free, fair, credible, and non-violent election in Nigeria, in 2019.