Patrick Egwu is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Nigeria who reports on global health, education, religion, conflict and other development issues in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. He has been published in African Arguments, FT's This is Africa, Ozy, BRIGHT Magazine, and IJNet, among others.

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Commentary

German Catholics mark Berlin Wall anniversary

Commentary: "It shows the triumph of good over evil": NCR speaks with Catholics in Berlin, who reminisced about the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.

Nigeria's interfaith council fosters peaceful Christian-Muslim relations

Since 1999, an interfaith council of 50 Muslim and Christian members has been providing a forum for interreligious dialogue in Nigeria to diffuse tensions and build trust in a nation with a history of conflict and where extremist voices often get more attention.

Nigerian, other African bishops stand against xenophobia in South Africa

Violent riots have targeted stores owned by foreigners in South Africa. "It is xenophobia, plain and simple," said the Johannesburg archbishop, one of numerous Catholic leaders to condemn the attacks.

Nigerians seek security after killing of priests

The killing of Fr. Paul Offu triggered a massive protest by priests in the Diocese of Enugu, who marched through city streets. Many priests have been killed or victimized in Nigeria in recent times.