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  • Cameroon: killings

    Barnabas Fund

    ‘Every day there are suicide bombers, there is theft of cattle, there are killings and kidnapping of people and theft of goods’, a Barnabas Fund partner based in Cameroon wrote on 10 February.

    Boko Haram attacks in the far north of Cameroon have increased since the New Year, targeting the country’s Christian population as well as moderate Muslims.

  • CAR: new President

    Barnabas Fund

    Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Christian and former rector of the University of Bangui, was elected as the Central African Republic’s new President, it was reported by national radio on 1 March.

    The news was greeted with shouts of joy on the streets of Bangui, capital city of the Christian-majority country, and follows Mr Touadéra’s victory in the run-off election against Anicet-Georges Dologuélé on 14 February.