Rwanda closes '700 unsafe, noisy churches'
About 700 churches have been closed down in Rwanda for failing to comply with building regulations and for noise pollution.
Most of them are small Pentecostal churches. One mosque was also closed.
A government official told the BBC that some of the more than 700 buildings shut down have already reopened after they were improved by inspectors.
According to new regulations, all preachers must have had theological training before opening a church.
Pentecostal churches, often run by charismatic preachers claiming to be able to perform miracles, have grown rapidly in many parts of Africa in... read more
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