(RNS) — As elections draw near in the West African nation, thousands of worshipers continue to gather at mosques and churches to pray for peace, unity and stability.
Africa’s most populous nation now needs exactly that prayer.
Saturday’s presidential elections (Feb. 16) will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it embraced democracy after a long era of military rule. However, past elections have been marred by acts of violence and vote rigging.
It has been