JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A congregation of mainly ethnic Nuba and South Sudanese nationals are fearful that authorities in Sudan could demolish their building at any time, a church member said. Officials from Khartoum state’s Ministry of Planning and Urban Development on Sept. 29 notified leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan (PCOS), […]
Authorities continue crack-down on minority Christians.
Two pastors, seven others detained for four days.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two pastors and seven other Christians in Sudan were detained for four days last week after trying to stop a group of civilians and police from taking over their school, according to one of the arrested pastors. Local police on Oct. 6 arrested the Rev. Samuel Suliman, headmaster of […]
International community takes note of repressive measures.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Christian workers imprisoned under charges related to tarnishing Sudan’s image are innocent, but their arrests serve the Sudanese government as a warning to others against criticizing the Islamist regime, sources said. Foreign diplomats and international rights activists have taken notice of the case since Morning Star News in December […]
A dozen teachers also detained, released on bail.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in southeastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said. Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sept. 5 arrested the Rev. Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital […]
Trial begins for church leaders, two others.
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 […]
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, […]