NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Assailants on a motorbike threw an explosive device into a church compound in southeastern Kenya on Sunday (June 9), injuring 15 people. Two pastors were among the wounded from the explosion at an evangelistic service of Earthquake Miracle Ministries Church in Mrima village, near the coastal town of Likoni, Mombasa [...]
Two pastors among those seriously hurt in blast.
Demolitions, land grabs continue unabated on semi-autonomous island.
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks and land grabs on this semi-autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania have continued unabated even as violence has increased on the mainland. The May 5 bombing of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Arusha killed a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Of [...]
Pastor had refused to leave, saying God had called him to his people.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group yesterday killed the Rev. Faye Pama Musa, secretary of the Borno state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He was 47. The gunmen reportedly followed the long-time Christian leader from his church building, where he was [...]
Islamic extremist assault leaves 14 Christians dead.
MIDLU SHALMI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Anti-Christian hostility drove an Islamic extremist killing spree in this village in northeastern Nigeria, though the attack was portrayed mainly as politically motivated, an area Christian leader says. In the course of an attempt to attack the deputy governor of Adamawa state last month, gunmen from the Islamic extremist [...]
At least two dead, dozens wounded in blast.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Fear and grief rocked a predominantly Christian area of northern Tanzania yesterday after an unidentified man reportedly hurled an explosive device at the inaugural Mass of a new church building, killing two worshipers. The Vatican ambassador to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, was in attendance as Mass was about to [...]
Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected in another deadly assault in area.
MILE BAKWAI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hosea Mashaf was resting in his village of Chirang Mangor, Nigeria, when area Christian youths told him that armed, Muslim Fulani herdsmen were attacking the Christian village of Mile Bakwai. The 45-year-old farmer and other Christians rushed to Mile Bakwai, three kilometers away in the Bokkos Local Council Area [...]
Islamic extremists shoot her to death; five children orphaned.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamist militants in Somalia have killed the widow of a Christian who was slain for his faith in December, leaving the couple’s five children orphaned, sources said. Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels shot 42-year-old Fartun Omar to death on April 13 in Buulodbarde, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Beledweyne, according [...]
Unable to pay school fees and supplies, her children stop attending classes.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – By the time Lukia Khalid, mother of three and nearly seven months pregnant, was baptized on March 30, her Muslim husband had already forced her out of their home in western Tanzania for becoming a Christian. That was a week after the 38-year-old Khalid and her husband, Kassim Khalid, received [...]
The history of hostility goes deep into the social fabric.
(Morning Star News) – The publicly reported Christian casualties in Nigeria last year were greater than the Christian casualties of Pakistan, Syria, Kenya and Egypt combined. In fact, Nigeria alone accounted for almost 70 percent of Christians killed globally. This makes Nigeria the most lethal country for Christians by a huge margin. While media reports [...]
Al Shabaab rebels monitor movement of Somali Christian returning from Kenya for visit.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants still controlling part of the Lower Shebelle Region of Somalia have jailed and tortured a Christian for converting from Islam, sources said. Al Shabaab rebels seized Hassan Gulled, 25, on March 23 in Bulo Marer near Qoryoley District, they said. Gulled, who had fled to Kenya in 2007 [...]