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Conference denounces Boko Haram as 'an insidious evil'

by Andrew Boyd

THE growing threat of religious terrorism was one of the key themes at the fourth African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI), in Ghana.

The three-day conference, which opened on Thursday of last week, called on the Islamist group Boko Haram to release the abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria.

The mood at ABLI towards Boko Haram ranged from hawkish outrage to dove-like appeals for empathy and understanding. Warnings for military restraint to avoid unnecessary bloodshed ...

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