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While a Ugandan pastor was fighting to retain sight in his remaining eye after an acid attack, Muslim extremists this month were shooting at his close friend, a leader of another church.
Doctors at Sheba Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, are still not sure what kind of chemicals Muslim extremists cast on Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International outside of Kampala last Christmas Eve, but they know that the acid is threatening the vision in his remaining eye. [Read more...]
A 15-year-old Christian girl in western Uganda who lost the use of her legs after her father locked her in a room for six months for leaving Islam has begun to take tentative steps.
Susan Ithungu had been hospitalized since September 2010 after neighbors along with police rescued her. [Read more...]
Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight in the other.
On Oct. 15, area Muslim leaders declared a fatwa against him demanding his death. [Read more...]
It is more than a decade since more than 1,000 people perished in a church building in Kanungu, Uganda, after what is believed to have been a well-planned move by cult
leaders who thought the world was coming to an end on December 31, 1999 but it never came to pass.
Much as time has passed, people still feel the effect of the Movement for the Restoration of the 10 Commandments
killings. [Read more...]
Ten years after tongues of fire consumed over 1,000 lives in what has come to be remembered as the world’s biggest mass suicide by members of a religious cult in Kanungu District, a key witness has broken silence offering new leads and even more questions into the mystery.
The killings were blamed on a religious cult
known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
led by Joseph Kibwetere. [Read more...]
Co-ordinated action must be taken to end the long-running brutal campaign
by the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army
(LRA) rebels, leaders from the four countries affected said yesterday.
A rare three-day meeting of 30 religious and community leaders as well as local government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), south Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Uganda criticised the “lack of a co-ordinated and comprehensive strategy” to tackle
the rebels. Tens of thousands of people have been killed
in two decades of fighting since LRA chief Joseph Kony
took up arms, initially against the Ugandan government.
Long since driven out of Uganda, the quasi-religious cult
has carved out a vast region of control in the dense forests of northeast DRC, south Sudan and CAR. [Read more...]
Ugandans will on Wednesday, March 17 mark ten years since a religious cult in Western Uganda caused death of over 1000 followers.
The cult, known as Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandment of God
, is said to have locked the believers in a huge church hall before using petrol to set it on fire [Read more...]