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Latest update : 2017-06-13

Pope demands priests' obedience over Ahiara bishop in Nigeria

In tonight’s edition: the Pope asks priests to obey the Bishop of Ahiara in Nigeria; 900 people escape from the Kangwawi prison in Beni; and our correspondent gained access to the town of Yei in South Sudan, which is held by government forces but surrounded by rebels.

The pope gives Nigerian rebel clergy a month to apologise, pledge allegiance and accept a bishop named by the Vatican or face the sack. It's a rare harsh decree by the pontiff as tribal rivalries affect the papal appointment made five years ago.

Also, there's been another jailbreak in DR Congo, this time in the eastern town of Beni. Around a dozen people are killed and almost 1,000 inmates escape as heavily armed, so far unidentified attackers raid the institution.

And in the first part of our correspondents' special reports on South Sudan, we take a look at the risks faced by those living in the government-controlled town of Yei. It’s been under siege since last July amidst the country's ongoing civil war.




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2018-06-21 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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