Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Show Jihadist Aims, Sources Say

In 2014 alone, 23,890 people displaced from Christian areas in southern Kaduna state, agency reports. 

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s middle belt, including two slayings on Saturday (Aug. 22) in Taraba state, is part of a jihadist drive to take over resources and displace the historically Christian population, sources said. The killing of brothers Ushahemba Kumashenge and Sughter Kumashenge in […]

Muslim Relatives Attack Mother, Sons in Uganda for Turning to Christ

Husband who beat, strangled wife leaves her and son for dead.

Rural Mbale in eastern Uganda. (photo Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda beat and left for dead his wife and 18-year-old son on Tuesday (Aug. 11) after learning they had converted to Christianity, area sources said. Issa Kasoono beat and strangled his wife, Jafalan Kadondi, in Nsinze village, Namutumba District, but she survived, said a source who requested […]

Two Explosive Devices Planted at Church in Jos, Nigeria

Bomb found in restroom tossed over fence before it explodes.

ECWA Gospel 1 Church in Jos, where bombs were planted. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on Sunday (July 12) after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said the Rev. Ezekiel Omidiji, […]

Islamic Extremists in Uganda Try to Kill Former Sheikh Who Survived Poisoning

Evangelist lost 12-year-old daughter to killers last year.

Kabuna County record of apology for death threat against Hassan Muwanguzi in eastern Uganda. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Twice in the past two weeks, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda have tried to kill a former sheikh known throughout the region for his Christian activities, the former Islamic teacher told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, an evangelist in Budaka District whose conversion and ministry success led hard-line Muslims to […]

Al Shabaab Mounts another Attack on Non-Muslims near Mandera, Kenya

At least 17 killed, 11 injured.

Al Shabaab militants in Somalia. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists with Somalia-based Al Shabaab killed 17 quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday morning (July 7), including several Christians, sources said. The attack in Soko Mbuzi, near Mandera, took place at about 1 a.m. as the workers slept in tents outside two houses their employer rented for them, […]

Boko Haram Unleashes Bloodshed in Attacks in Nigeria’s Central, Northeastern States

At least five Christians killed in Yobe, Borno states; two church buildings attacked in Jos.

St. Michael's Parish of the First African Church, Jos. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least five Christians were killed in northeastern Nigeria over a weekend of violence capped by a twin bombing in Jos that led to attacks on two church buildings on Sunday night (July 5). In Potiskum, Yobe state in the northeast, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram was suspected in the […]

Christian Mother of 11 in Uganda Poisoned by Muslim In-Laws, Area Sources Say

Wife of former sheikh succumbs after sister-in-law feeds her.

Flag of Uganda. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A mother of 11 who left Islam for Christianity was poisoned to death last week in a village in eastern Uganda, area sources said. Namumbeiza Swabura, mother of a 5-month-old baby, died on Wednesday (June 17) in Nabuli village, Kibuku District, after her sister-in-law visited her and offered to prepare […]

Muslims in Zanzibar Take Worship Hall, Bleed Another Church with Court Costs

Pastor forced to change homes four times in two years.

Part of church land sought by hard-line Muslims outside of Zanzibar City. (Morning Star News)

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania have driven a pastor and father of five into hiding and taken over his church’s rented worship hall, he said. “I have changed my place of residence four times since 2012” due to threats from area Muslims, […]

Widow of Slain Christian in Uganda Fears for Her Life

Hard-line Muslims send her death threats on mobile phone.

Grave of Richard Lebon Suleiman, husband of Agnes Nasubuga Nura, in eastern Uganda. (Morning Star News)

PALLISA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – The widow of a Christian shot to death by suspected hard-line Muslims in eastern Uganda fears for her life after receiving several death threats, she said. Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east […]

Boko Haram Suspected in Killing of at Least 29 People, Most Christians, in Nigeria

Three attacks in 10 days after terrorists lose territory in northeast.

The Rev. Samuel Dante Dali, president, Chuch of the Brethren in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said. Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community […]