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World news in brief

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05 April 2013

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Intercession: prayers were said in churches across South Africa on Easter Day for the former President, Nelson Mandela, aged 94, who was in hospital being treated for pneumonia. Doctors have since reported an improvement in his condition

Intercession: prayers were said in churches across South Africa on Easter Day for the former President, Nelson Mandela, aged 94, who was in hospital...

Armed attacks on Nigerian villages over Easter

CHRISTIAN Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reported on Tuesday that at least 19 people were killed when armed members of the Fulani tribe attacked villages in Southern Kaduna State, in Nigeria, over the Easter weekend. CSW said that "well-armed men dressed in black" surrounded the villages on Saturday "before launching an assault that continued into Easter Sunday". It said that an unknown number of people were also injured in the attacks, and an estimated 4000 were displaced. The CEO of CSW-Nigeria, the Revd Yunusa Nmadu, called on "the relevant state governments to provide urgent assistance to the injured and displaced".

Ugandan bishop will not face charges

THE retired Assistant Bishop of Kampala, Dr Zac Niringiye, who was arrested last month for distributing newsletters seeking to expose corruption ( News, 15 February), is not to face charges. The Anglican Communion News Service reported on 23 March that Dr Niringiye had said that he was told by police on 18 March "that there was really no case against me, and therefore [I] did not have to report any more to the police".

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