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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Catholic communities in Africa have mixed response on combating coronavirus

The coronavirus is spreading through African countries each day. Catholic communities are responding to the pandemic in varying degrees.

Nigerian bishop ranks migration a bigger issue than abortion, climate

Oil industry pollution and deforestation are serious, Bishop Ernest Obodo told EarthBeat. But the migration of Nigeria's young, risking trafficking and death to escape poverty, is the local church's most pressing concern.

Nigerian bishop, rejected by former diocese, installed at new diocese

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke was installed April 29 as bishop of the new Ekwulobia Diocese, after being rejected in the Ahiara Diocese during a yearslong crisis that engulfed the church in the region.

Nigerian Christian and Muslim communities unite to combat COVID-19

Christian and Muslim communities in Nigeria are collaborating to respond to and combat the growing coronavirus pandemic in the country in what has been described as a show of love and unity.