Brent Earwicker

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Watch The Movements Of Every Refugee On Earth Since The Year 2000

The story we tell ourselves about the refugee crisis is very different from the reality.<p>In 2016, more refugees arrived in Uganda–including nearly half a million people from South Sudan alone–than crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. While the numbers in Africa are increasing, the situation …

Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world's largest refugee camp

A compassionate refugee policy has led Uganda to welcome 800,000 people escaping conflict and famine in South Sudan. But the strain is starting to show<p>The central reception area of the Imvepi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda, is packed to the brim. Thousands of people are crammed into a patch …

Apple pulls iOS update after software causes dropped calls

Apple Inc. pulled an update for the iPhone operating system after the new software caused some people to lose cellular service.<p>After rolling out the latest version of its iOS 8 mobile software earlier today, the Cupertino, California-based company withdrew the update when scores of customers …

Witchcraft scare, internal fights hit Uganda’s embassies abroad

<b>Kampala.</b> Uganda’s execution of its foreign interests through overseas missions is under threat by infighting, intrigue and power wrangles among the …

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New Anti-LGBT Legislation Drafted In Uganda

And it's even more draconian than the Anti-Homosexuality Act, struck down earlier this year.

Catholic Church linked to Uganda child labour

<b>During his November visit to Africa, the continent which now counts nearly 200m Roman Catholics, Pope Francis said that children were some of the greatest victims of Africa's historical exploitation by other powers. He also urged young Africans to resist corruption. But should the Vatican be doing</b> …

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Kidepo National Park: 'The best of Uganda' | CNN Travel

'Unprecedented' malaria outbreak in South Sudan | Poverty & Development

<b>Aweil, South Sudan -</b> In a remote northwest corner of South Sudan, Theresa Ahok is in a hurry. The 35-year-old is from the village of Adiang and walked for an hour and a half before managing to flag down a truck to drive her and her sick son another hour to the hospital.<p>"I'm racing", she says," and …

Kenyan Muslims Protect Christians After Terrorists Attack Bus

A group of Kenyans traveling by bus refused Islamist terrorists demands that they identify themselves as either Christian or Muslim in an act of …

Gambian president declares country Islamic republic

The president of the Gambia has declared his country an Islamic Republic.<p>Yahya Jammeh claims the move marks a break with the colonial past and was in line with Gambia’s religious identity and values.<p>Over 90% of Gambians are Muslim.<p>Jammeh has said that no dress code would be imposed and people of …

Fleeing the horrors of South Sudan fighting | Human Rights

<b>Calek, South Sudan -</b> Four-hundred families arrived in the baking, dusty village of Calek recently after they fled in two waves from Abyei, a contested fist of land on the border of Sudan and South Sudan.<p>"I had five children," young mother Achol Dhieu, 30, told Al Jazeera. "I ran away with two …

Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.<p>And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the …

Religious Leaders Storm Out of Gov’t Meeting After Kenya Reportedly Bans New Churches Over Alleged ‘Miracle-Faking Spree’

Kenya’s attorney general has reportedly banned new religious groups from officially registering with the government amid news reports about pastors who are said to be perpetuating an illegal “miracle-faking spree.”<p>The move comes as Kenya seeks to create stronger regulations surrounding houses of …

UN agency starts relocation of 15,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

In a press release today, UNHCR said that a first group of 125 refugees left Matar Way Station on Monday and headed along the Baro River to the Itang …

Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa

Chaos, disillusionment and oppression provide the perfect conditions for Islamic State. Currently, the Islamist extremists are expanding from Syria …

by Genevieve Belmaker 17 August 2018<p>Falsified numbers are contributing to widespread forest degradation from illegal logging and the …

Egypt’s Christians May Finally Be Getting Some Good News

Following their persecution under the Muslim Brotherhood regime and widespread attacks after President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster, Egypt’s Christians may soon be able to feel a sense of relief, with a new law under consideration to allow the construction of churches, which for decades has been almost …

The IMF Says The World's In A Mess - But Not Africa

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook makes sobering reading for most of the world. Headlines have focused on the IMF’s warning that the world economy may never return to the pace of expansion it enjoyed before the global financial crisis; in the meantime, it has cut its global growth forecasts …

Momentum Through the Hurdles: The CPM Continuum: Kingdom Kernels

Momentum Through the Hurdles: The CPM Continuum<p>Kingdom Kernels<p>Recently I trained a group of colleagues laboring faithfully in one of the harshest …

20 Contrasts Between the Box Church and the Kingdom-Centered Church

UN FOOD and AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION, 31 October 2014: Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as …

Tourism Falling Off in Africa, Far Beyond the Ebola Zone

A recent surge in travel to Africa has come to a grinding halt.<p>At first, the travel agent couldn't believe it.<p>Thirty members of an extended family from Long Island, New York, had booked an African safari for July 2015. The cost: $197,000.<p>Then, the Ebola epidemic. Panicked, the family recently …