Two men accused of leading a Christian-majority Anti-balaka group in the Central African Republic that targeted Muslims plead not guilty at the start of their trial at the International Criminal Court.
United States President Barack Obama, in Antalya, Turkey, says America will continue to accept refugees from Syria and elsewhere, though, "Only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks." Responding to calls to admit Christians but not Muslims into the country, he said, "We don’t have religious tests to our compassion."
Nigerian authorities relax a 24 hour curfew put in place in Jos due to recent religious violence. [http:--af.reuters.com-article-topNews-idAFJOE60K06A20100121 (Reuters Africa)] [http:--www.afriquejet.com-news-africa-news-curfew-relaxed-in-nigerian-city-after-violence-2010012142539.html (Afrique en ligne)]date=August 2019