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Chad: Persecution Rising

Christians in Chad are facing increasing levels of persecution from local officials and violence from Islamist militant group Boko Haram and Muslim extremist herdsmen, it was reported in early April.

Barnabas Fund / World Watch Monitor

In March, violence erupted in the Tandjile region resulting in the torching of several villages, the closing of markets, and many deaths. The International Federation for Human Rights also reported that Boko Haram activities are increasing in south-western Chad where many Christian farming communities live.