One Year after Agatu Massacre, Christians Continue To Be Killed in Benue, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least 29 church members this year.

MAKURDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A year after Muslim Fulani herdsmen slaughtered an estimated 300 predominantly Christian farmers in Agatu, Benue state, deadly attacks continued in the state the first 10 weeks of the year, sources said. More than 29 Christians in Agatu and other rural areas were reported to have died in attacks on […]




Islamic Extremists in Somalia Kill Secret Christian, Her Son, Wound Husband, Sources Say

Assailants identified as Al Shabaab militants.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in Somalia identified as Al Shabaab rebels last month shot to death an underground Christian woman and her son and seriously wounded her husband, sources said. The family was asleep at their home at dawn in Afgoi, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Mogadishu, when at least […]




Sheikh in Uganda Incites Muslim Villagers against Evangelist Released on Bail

Christian accused of kidnapping woman who left Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hours after an evangelist in Uganda accused of kidnapping was released on bail today, an Islamic leader urged village Muslims to kill him, an area source said. Muslims in eastern Uganda’s Kachomo village, Budaka District gathered today to discuss how to stop Hassan Muwanguzi, a lay leader with the Church […]




Evangelist in Uganda Arrested on False Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ Claims, He Says

Muslim father of woman who left Islam accuses noted lay leader.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in eastern Uganda on Sunday (Feb. 26) arrested an evangelist after a Muslim accused him of kidnapping his adult daughter, who had taken refuge with the Christian after leaving Islam, sources said. In an effort to defame Hassan Muwanguzi and stir up Islamist sentiment against him, Nghangha Mubakali accused […]




Christians in Al-Arish, Egypt Flee after Killings in Northern Sinai

Seven Copts on peninsula slain in one month.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of Christians continue to flood out of the Egyptian town of Al-Arish in northern Sinai after the third Copt in a week was gunned down on Thursday (Feb. 23), reportedly by Islamic State-linked militants. The mass exodus comes after three Coptic Christians were killed in what appears to be […]




Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espionage’

Two Sudanese Christians remain behind bars.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan released Czech aid worker Petr Jasek on Saturday (Feb. 25), nearly one month after a court in Khartoum sentenced him to life in prison for espionage and other charges, according to reports. Jasek returned to the Czech Republic on Sunday with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralekj, who had […]




Christians in Sudan Arrested in Tussle over Evangelical School in Omdurman

Muslim trying to take over another property from beleaguered SPEC.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Omdurman, Sudan arrested four Christians this week and accused them of destroying the sign board of a Muslim interest trying to take over their Christian school, sources said. Police arrived at the Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman, across the Nile from Khartoum, on Monday (Feb. 20) […]




Christian Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

Image posted on Facebook without his consent, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant him bail this month, his attorney said. The judge in Punjab Province’s Kasur District on Feb. 7 denied bail to Nabeel Masih, who has been jailed since Sept. 18, 2016 […]




Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say

Wider crack-down by Islamist government cited.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders. A June 13, 2016 letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals the names and locations […]




Church Leader in Eastern Uganda Refutes News Story on Church Attack

Report sows confusion over Muslim mob’s attack on prayer meeting, he says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A regional church leader convened an emergency meeting of pastors in eastern Uganda on Friday (Feb. 10) to refute what he called a false news story aimed at covering up a Muslim assault on a prayer meeting. The Rev. Moses Mukenye, who oversees nine churches in the Bukedi diocese in […]