Christians deploy to help east Africans against locust swarms 'as big as major cities'

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Christian aid groups, along with pesticide-wielding UN troops, are deploying to eastern Africa to fight a locust swarm that experts say is the worst to hit the region in 70 years and could grow by 500 times between now and June.

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Pastor escapes Eritrean prison camp to tell of hardships facing believers

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An escapee of Eritrea’s prison camps and pastor recently spoke with persecution relief agency Barnabas Fund about the horrible conditions facing imprisoned believers there.

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Arrests of Non-Denominational Christians Continue in ‘North Korea of Africa’

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Thirty Pentecostal Christians were arrested in the Eritrea Capital of Asmara recently, continuing a trend of government crackdowns on non-organized religion in the East African country that saw 141 more Christians arrested on May 10th.

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Eritrean Christian Refused to Renounce Faith Even Through 13 Years of Suffering in Prison

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An Eritrean Christian has opened up about the 13 years of suffering he underwent for his faith in prison, including being punished for months at a time in a confined cell where he could not even stretch his limbs. Despite the suffering, he refused time and time again to renounce his faith.

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Eritrean Christians Caught Between Persecutors

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According to International Christian Concern, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has designated Sudan and Eritrea as "Countries of Particular Concern" in that both African nations have systematically, continually and egregiously abused their citizens' religious freedoms.

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UN Human Rights Council Approves Inquiry into Eritrea

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On Saturday the UN's Human Rights Council created a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, one of the world's most repressive states, according to International Christian Concern.

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Eritrea even persecutes 'official' Christians

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Eritrea even persecutes its own officially recognized religions.

Just last week, five Christians about to be ordained in Eritrea's state sanctioned Evangelical Lutheran Church were arrested instead, according to Morning Star News.

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