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AAI Supports Internet Café in the DRC

Atheist Alliance International has funded and supported the creation of an AAI Internet Café in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite having many natural resources DRC is an undeveloped country with declining development due to persistent wars, poor technology, and rampant diseases such as malaria, polio, ebola and COVID-19…

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Humanist Leader Illegally Detained in Northern Nigeria

Mubarak Bala, the President of The Humanist Association of Nigeria was arrested on April 28 and taken to Kano State in the custody of the Kano Police Command. Since then, Mubarak has not been charged, he has not appeared in court, he has not been permitted to see, or speak with, his family or his lawyers. Police refuse to disclose his whereabouts to his lawyers or even to provide proof of life. Mubarak has disappeared and Kano police are responsible.

Every Story Here:

Free Mubarak Bala! ↠
14-Day Update ↠
Mubarak—45 Days in Custody ↠
Happy Birthday, My Brother, Mubarak Bala! ↠
Mrs. A Mubarak Speaks [text] ↠
Mrs. A Mubarak’s Video 
Putting Mubarak’s Accuser To The Test ↠
Kano Police Chief Rips up Court Order ↠
After 100 days, Mubarak’s wife petitions the Nigerian Senate ↠
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People should be as free to be atheists as they are to be conservative or liberal; Christians or Muslims. The truth is, in many parts of the world, atheists are not free. Too often atheists are persecuted and discriminated against by civil authorities.

In some countries, particularly Islamic countries, atheists are criminalized and live in fear of fear of loss of rights, imprisonment, public lashing or execution by the state.

AAI is campaigning for the Right to be Secular. We need to clarify Human Rights declarations and treaties to explicitly confer upon atheists the same rights as are enjoyed by the religious.

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ASN Officers awaiting the judgment
ASN Officers awaiting the judgment

Atheists Appeal Judgement in Nigeria

Our affiliate, the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN) has lodged an appeal against the decision of the High Court at Akwa Ibom to dismiss its claim that the government of Akwa Ibom state’s funding and promotion of a huge Christian worship centre in the city of Uyo was unconstitutional and illegal.

The ASN Board has resolved to fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court of Nigeria if it turns out to be necessary. ASN believes that the constitution of the Federation requires separation of church and state, a principle that is widely abused in Nigeria.

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The back story ↠
Summons served ↠ 
Defense filed ↠
The decision PART I ↠
The decision PART II ↠

This Ugandan School Dares To Offer Humanist, Evidence-Based Curriculum – Here’s How You Can Help

With the help of Atheist Alliance International, the Kasese Humanist School In Uganda was started in 2011. Now, 9 years later, there are 651 students enrolled. Here’s how you can help keep the momentum going, and ensure these kids get what they need for a secular education.

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