JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Prosecutors in Sudan yesterday accused two church leaders and two others of tarnishing the image of the country and crimes calling for the death penalty, sources said. The trial began yesterday after it was postponed on Aug. 14 when authorities failed to transfer the pastors to court, a defense […]
Trial begins for church leaders, two others.
Police physically remove headmistress from her office.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said. Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical School […]
Government helping Muslim business interest to seize facilities.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese security personnel in North Khartoum last week jailed 14 Christians after raiding an evangelical school on a church property the government is helping a Muslim business interest to seize, sources said. Leaders of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church were inside the Bahri Evangelical School in North Khartoum trying […]
Sudanese Church of Christ leader could join colleague in trial.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities on Wednesday (May 25) re-arrested Sudanese church leader Kwa Shamaal, who along with a denominational colleague could face charges calling for the death penalty, attorneys said. Pastor Shamaal, head of missions for the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), was re-arrested in Khartoum after a National Intelligence and […]
Government jets target civilians in Nuba Mountains region.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese Air Force bombing of civilians in the Nuba Mountains town of Heiban on Monday (May 23) struck a Christian family, killing a 6-month-old boy and wounding six others, a rebel source said. One of several bombs dropped from a Russian-made Antonov plane on the town in South […]
Member of embattled church in north Khartoum freed.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan today released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released after Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested him without charges on Dec. 13, 2015, according to church members. “Finally, […]
Pastor required to report to NISS office daily for interrogation.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Sudan are requiring a church leader in the Khartoum area to report to security officials daily until midnight after arresting and releasing him on Monday (March 21), sources said. Pastor Ayoub Tilian, moderator of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) was arrested at his office in Omdurman, […]
Baptist church leader latest victim of campaign to rid country of Christianity.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities detained another church leader in the Khartoum area without charges on Monday (March 14), releasing him that night before arresting him again the next day, according to an area source. The whereabouts of pastor Philemon Hassan of Baptist Church Hai El Esbah-Khartoum North were unknown after personnel […]
Other Sudanese Church of Christ leader remains in detention without charges.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have released one of two pastors detained in December, sources said. The Rev. Kwa Shamaal, head of missions for the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), was arrested on Dec. 18 and released on Dec. 21 but had been required to report daily to the office of the […]
Suspect tells police they were ‘sent’ from Sudan, source says.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists from Sudan have been arrested in connection with the burning of a church building in South Sudan, sources said. Members of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in the refugee settlement of Yida awoke the morning of Jan. 16 to find their worship building in flames, area […]