Updated: February 25, 2021
A gathering of religious leaders from over 80 countries and more than 40 foreign ministers to discuss religious freedom around the world has begun in Washington D.C.
It is the first time such a ministerial to advance religious freedom is taking place in the United States, and officials say around the world.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview on July 19 that human rights and human dignity are closely linked to religious freedom.
It is not clear how many delegates came from Africa.
Our correspondent, Simon Ateba, is at the State Department in Washington DC where the meetings are taking place and would be bringing you up to date developments.
[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]