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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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.

In Nigeria's overcrowded prisons, Catholic group frees inmates through free legal services

Nigerian prison conditions have been described as deplorable, and the number of inmates awaiting trial is high. The Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace regularly visits the four prisons in Enugu to provide legal services so people's cases can move forward.

Sisters' school fills an education gap in rural Nigerian community

Global Sisters Report: The Notre Dame de Namur Sisters who run the primary school "see how these children defy the odds and trek long distances to school and how eager they are to learn."