Faith of Christians in Niger Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

Churches could see further attacks as task of rebuilding begins.

A pastor leads a Christian meeting by flashlight at damaged church building in Niamey, Niger. (RUN International).jpg

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly [...]

Imam in Uganda Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christ

Father also seeks to kill her traumatized 12-year-old sister, sources say.

Portion of Imam Abudalah Ali's statement disowning his daughter for conversion to Christ. (Morning Star New)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister died from the assault, sources said. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali of Bwita mosque in Kaliro [...]

Prison Time Withdrawn for Pastor in Bhutan Sentenced to Nearly Four Years

Sentence effectively reduced to a fine -- a bailable two years, four months.

Pastor Tandin Wangyal. (Morning Star News)

  THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bhutan yesterday reduced a sentence of nearly four years in prison to a bailable 28 months for pastor Tandin Wangyal, resulting in the father of three remaining free to attend to his family and ministry. More than 10 months after Pastor Wangyal was arrested for [...]

Sudan Arrests Another South Sudanese Pastor

Second church leader in less than three weeks held without charges.

The Rev. David Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The second pastor of South Sudanese descent in less than three weeks has been arrested without charges in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, sources said. Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. David Yein Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church on Jan. 9 as he [...]

Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Mombasa, Kenya

Day after young man killed, 70-year-old Christian is wounded.

Street scene in Majengo area of Mombasa, Kenya. (Morning Star News via

  MALINDI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday (Jan. 11) in Mombasa. One of two men following 25-year-old George Muriki as he arrived with two church members at the gate [...]

Suspected Islamic Extremists in Libya Abduct 13 Egyptian Christians

Third attack on area Christians in two weeks.

Libya has become lawless since anti-Gaddafi fighters of the National Transitional Council took power in 2011. (Wikipedia)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the most recent of a series of kidnappings and killings targeting Egyptian Christians in Libya, 13 Christians in the country were abducted on Saturday (Jan. 3). A group of armed men thought to be members of an Islamic militia group burst into a housing complex in Sirte, Libya [...]

Attacks by Islamic Extremists in Nigeria Leave at Least 28 Christians Dead

Fulani herdsmen, suicide bomber ring in new year with violence in three states.

Ministry leader Joseph Kamida Cham: Two other churches close to ECWA church. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani gunmen on Friday (Jan. 2) killed 15 Christians in an area of Kaduna state where 10 others were killed on Dec. 27, ending a week of violence in Nigeria in which at least 28 died. The ethnic Fulani herdsmen killed the 15 Christians in Ambe-Madaki village, in Kaduna’s [...]

Motive for Murder of Evangelist in Colombia Remains Mystery in Spite of Confession

Indigenous tribal brothers admit killing outspoken Christian but won’t say why.

Pabel A. Losada Trujillo with son Israel David, 5. (Morning Star News)

AUSTIN, Texas (Morning Star News) – Two brothers have confessed to the murder in a west Colombian mountainside jungle of a lay evangelist whom a local Roman Catholic priest had threatened, sources said. The brothers of the indigenous Nasa tribe, also called Paez, have refused to tell investigators why they killed Pabel A. Losada Trujillo, [...]

African Shamans in Uganda Injure Christians, Damage Church Building

Animist leaders attack on orders of spirit-god of Lake Victoria, they say.

Bukasa Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. (Wikimedia)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – African shamans wielding clubs and stones stormed a church on a Ugandan island in Lake Victoria on Dec. 22, sending about 30 Christians to hospitals for treatment, the pastor said. Pastor Sarah Kalaja of Kisaba Prayer Palace Christian Church at Kisaba landing site on Bukasa Island, told Morning [...]

Muslim Fulani Gunmen in Nigeria Kill Infant among 15 Christians Slain in Two Attacks

Herdsmen launch early morning raids in Taraba and Kaduna states.

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

  JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed five Christians in one state, including an infant boy, and 10 in another on Dec. 17. In Taraba state in the northeast, more than 100 Muslim Fulani herdsmen invaded Sabon Gida Shagogo village in the Donga Local Government Area in the early morning, area [...]