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An Anglican bishop has been charged with genocide in Rwanda's ethnic slaughter of April 1994. Bishop Samuel Musabyimana, a member of the Hutu tribe, was arrested in Nairobi on May 3. He had been arrested in South Africa last year but was released following an administrative miscue. Musabyimana, a bishop in a diocese southwest of the Rwandan capital of Kigali during the genocide, is alleged to have stated publicly of the rival Tutsis that "their end had arrived." An estimated million people died in the violence.

A new edition of Proverbs is the first book of the Bible ever published in the Uzbek language inside Uzbekistan. Half of the 10,000 copies of the 79-page booklets printed are in Cyrillic, while half are in the Latin alphabet. "This edition was published with the permission of the government," national Bible Society Director Sergei Mitin told Compass Direct. "We really thank God for this great victory for the Word of God in Uzbekistan."

The highest Muslim court in Nigeria (CT, Feb. 5, p. 40) accused politicians from six northern states of hypocrisy, saying they have not enforced the Islamic law these states have adopted. The National Council of Ulamas says that only the state of Zamfara is enforcing Islamic law strictly enough. That state gave 100 lashes to an unmarried, 11-year-old pregnant girl who said she was raped.

Overseas Council International, Indianapolis, Indiana, has named L. David Lewis as president and CEO. Lewis had been interim CEO of the cross-cultural leader training agency since the unexpected death of John C. Bennett in August 1999.

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