WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – The same day Islamic extremists from the Nigerian rebel Boko Haram abducted a French priest in Cameroon, Nov. 13, the U.S. State Department designated the group a terrorist organization. After more than a decade of increasingly sophisticated violence by Boko Haram, the designation of it and its sister organization, Ansura, as […]
Terrorist group likely abducted French priest in Cameroon for helping Nigerian refugees.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 37 in Plateau state; Boko Haram attacks in Borno.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 37 Christians in coordinated attacks on four Plateau state villages early this morning after Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 34 Christians in Borno state earlier this month, sources said. In attacks on the four predominantly Christian villages that started at 1 a.m. in the Barkin […]
Muslim neighbor says gunmen sought him for spreading ‘wrong religion.’
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who said they intended to kill a Christian in Mogadishu, Somalia for spreading his faith shot him to death last month, the victim’s neighbor said. Two men armed with pistols shot Abdikhani Hassan seven times as he approached his home after closing his pharmacy in Dharkenley District on Oct. […]
Ethnic Fulani herdsmen again suspected.
JOS, NIGERIA (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who killed four family members in their home in Plateau state this month, including 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys, were likely Muslim herdsmen, church leaders said. In Rantis village, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Jos, the suspected ethnic Fulani Muslims launched a guerilla attack on a home at about […]
Thousands flee attacks; public worship impossible for some who remain.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist Boko Haram insurgents have driven thousands of Christians from areas of Borno state, with some of those remaining unable to hold worship services, church leaders said. Boko Haram attacks that killed at least 150 members of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or […]
Christian leaders, already on edge, grow more fearful.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Christians at Vikwantani Redeemed Gospel Church in Mombasa, Kenya arrived for worship Sunday morning (Oct. 20) only to learn that their pastor had been shot to death in their building the night before. Those attending the service began to weep as a church member described what he and others found […]
Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill three generations in their home.
BAKIN KOGI FORON, Nigeria, October 17, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in three villages in this area in Plateau state last week in what authorities called a cattle-rustling attempt, but a visit to the home where eight members of one family were killed revealed the presence of no cows. […]
Religious tensions mount in Kenya as church building is burned
NAIROBI, Kenya, (Morning Star News) – Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone on Friday (Oct. 4). Responding to the shooting death on Thursday night (Oct. 3) of hard-line sheikh Ibrahim Omar and three others, Muslim youths from the […]
Up to 80 percent of insurgent troops said to be mercenaries from Sudan, Chad.
WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – With Islamist rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) continuing to commit atrocities unchecked, including violence against Christians, U.N. and rights officials are calling for outside military help to establish rule of law. Up to 80 percent of those in the rebel group known as Seleka are foreign combatants from Chad […]
Shining light amid vast darkness.
Today, Sept. 30, marks one year since Morning Star News began distributing news of Christians persecuted for their faith. We had planned to debut the only independent news service exclusively covering persecution of Christians on Oct. 1, 2012, but when a grenade blast at a church in Nairobi, Kenya killed a 9-year-old boy and injured […]