Sudan Shutters 500-Member Church in Khartoum

Christian from Uganda ordered to leave country.

Sudan Pentecostal Church building in the heart of Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

Sudanese Authorities Finally Allow Meriam Ibrahim to Leave Country

Nightmare for Christian mother sentenced to die for ‘apostasy’ ends.

Daniel Wani, Meriam Ibrahim and children after initial release in June. (Morning Star News photo via Shareif ali Shareif)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – After blocking her departure on a spurious charge of forged travel documents, Sudan today allowed a Christian mother sentenced to die over a false allegation of leaving Islam to leave the country, her attorney said. Having given birth to her second child while shackled to prison chains just two […]

Soldier Shoots Civilian Christian in Sudan following Bombing of Church Building

Most of wounded man's church fled to Nuba Mountain caves.

Most of the shooting victim’s congregation had fled to mountain caves after the Sudanese military destroyed their church building. (Morning Star News via Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese government soldier on Saturday (July 12) shot a Christian near his farm in South Kordofan state, seriously wounding him, church sources said. Akhnouk Jamal, 27, a member of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), sustained wounds on his back and upper part of his stomach when a […]

Christians Killed, Church Buildings Destroyed in Sudan’s Bombing of Civilians

Four children, elderly woman among 10 dead in Nuba Mountains.

Civilian bombings have driven thousands into caves in Nuba Mountains. (Diocese of El Obeid)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan’s bombing of civilian targets in the country’s Nuba Mountains in the past two months has killed at least 10 Christians, sources told Morning Star News. Four children and an elderly woman were among the victims of bombings in Sudan’s South Kordofan state as part of the regime’s […]

Sudanese Authorities Demolish Another Church Building

Advance notice came previous day – during worship service.

Remains of Sudanese Church of Christ in North Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in North Khartoum demolished another church building today, just a day after giving verbal notice during the congregation’s worship service, sources said. Bulldozers demolished the Sudanese Church of Christ in the Thiba Al Hamyida area of the city as church members watched, with security personnel threatening to arrest […]

Meriam Ibrahim Released from Custody after Attempt to Leave Sudan

Elements within government attempting to charge mother of two with ‘fraudulent’ travel documents.

Meriam with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif Ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – The Sudanese mother of two detained at a Khartoum airport on Tuesday (June 24) after her death sentence for apostasy was overturned on Monday was released today, and foreign governments are pressuring Sudan to permit her to travel outside the country, according to various sources. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim reportedly left a […]

Sudan Detains Meriam Ibrahim after Cancelling Death Sentence

Family arrested at Khartoum airport.

Meriam Yahi Ibrahim in wedding photo posted on Facebook

(Updated June 24) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) agents today detained Meriam Yahia Ibrahim at the Khartoum airport, 24 hours after her death sentence for alleged apostasy was cancelled, according to her attorney. More than 40 security agents reportedly detained her along with her husband, Daniel Wani, 22-month-old son […]

Sudan’s Bombing of Nuba Mountain Civilians Kills Christian

Sudanese Air Force launches most sustained bombing since conflict erupted.

Sudanese Air Force bomber. (Nuba Reports)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force bombed several civilian targets in South Kordofan state this month, killing at least one Christian, targeting the region’s only hospital and damaging an orphanage school and a relief agency, sources said. Before dropping 60 bombs the past four days in areas around Kauda – termed […]

Second Woman in Jail for Alleged ‘Apostasy’ as Meriam Ibrahim Gives Birth in Prison

Like young mother on death row, her marriage is ruled illegitimate.

Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan  (Morning Star News) – As Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, sentenced to death for leaving Islam, gave birth early this morning in prison, another Christian woman in Sudan has been jailed for “apostasy,” sources said. Ibrahim’s second child was born at about 3:30 a.m. in the Health Center Clinic of Omdurman Federal Prison for […]

Death Penalty, Flogging for Christian Woman in Sudan Consistent with Islamic Law

In sentencing Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan is far from violating sharia.

Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – The sentence of 100 lashes and death by hanging that a Sudanese judge handed to Meriam Ibrahim is consistent with Islamic law, contrary to Islamic leaders and others who cite her case as an anomaly. In a case that has drawn international condemnation since Morning Star News first broke the story, […]

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