Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Catholic Church Leaders

Assistant priests accused of aiding armed ethnic groups.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Burma (Myanmar) army officials have confirmed that they arrested two assistant priests missing since Dec. 24 and accused them of aiding ethnic separatists. The Burma army accused Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng of serving as “informers and spreading false news on behalf of the armed insurgents” […]




Sudan Deports South Sudanese Pastor for Evangelistic Activities, Sources Say

Church leader who planted three congregations given 72 hours to leave.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities ordered a South Sudanese pastor to leave the country last month for evangelizing and church activities, sources said. Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Dec. 6 ordered pastor Koat Akot of the Sudan Pentecostal Church to leave within 72 hours after an official told him […]




Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison

One week after she receives Christ, Muslim relatives leave her to die.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a young woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service coerced her into taking poison at a New Year’s celebration, she said. Sandra Summaya, 24, of Bugayi village in Pallisa District, told Morning Star News that she converted to Christianity at […]




Authorities Foil Suspected Islamist Terror Attack in Melbourne, Australia

Anglican cathedral among targets.

MELBOURNE, Australia (Morning Star News) – Police in Australia today arrested seven suspected Islamic terrorists after thwarting a planned bomb attack on three sites in Melbourne, including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Some 400 heavily-armed police raided homes in five of Melbourne’s northwestern suburbs. The raids reportedly culminated weeks of intensive investigations and monitoring by Victoria Police, Australian […]




Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Husband

Four children left in uncle’s care.

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him. Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their children, ages […]




60-year-old Christian Killed as Violence Ruins Homes, Churches in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen attacks on individual farmers continue unabated.

LAFIA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 60-year-old Christian farmer was hacked to death with machetes last week, the latest victim of attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa state who have burned church buildings and homes and destroyed crops in the past four years. Barki Baikoh was working on his farm outside of Andaha town […]




At least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Three churches scattered as hundreds flee violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said. A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in the […]




Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Carpenter sustains multiple wounds. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]




Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]




Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Pastor’s house among several homes set ablaze.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]