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  • Nigeria: Pastor accused of multiple abuses

    BBC Panorama has, it claims, uncovered evidence of widespread abuse and torture by T.B. Joshua over nearly 20 years, before he died in 2021.

    Joshua founded of one of the world’s biggest Christian churches, the Synagogue Church of all Nations, based in Lagos. A number of ex-members allege atrocities, including torture, child abuse, rape and forced abortions. The BBC said that the Synagogue Church of All Nations did not respond to the allegations but did say that previous claims have been unfounded.

  • Abortion: biggest killer worldwide in 2024

    Abortion has topped several infectious diseases as the world’s leading cause of death for the fifth year in a row, despite the restrictions imposed following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

    Worldometer reveals almost 45 million abortions were performed worldwide in 2023. The second leading cause of death, communicable diseases, took the lives of over 12.9million people last year. Cancer was attributed to more than 8.2million deaths, while smoking contributed to the deaths of over 4.9 million people.