Convert from Islam in Uganda, Former Sheikh, Says Muslim Relatives Poisoned Him

Doctors provide antidote for substance used in insecticide; more treatment sought.

Hassan Muwanguzi. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a convert from Islam in a village in eastern Uganda last week tried to poison him to death, the Christian told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, who lost his wife and job as a schoolteacher shortly after his conversion in 2003, was hospitalized on March 31 in […]

Young Woman in Uganda Hospitalized after Father Beats Her; Mulinde’s Sight Saved

Elsewhere in country, church buildings, pastor’s home razed.

Wenene Nuru's ordeal began with a dream of prayer. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A dream of praying in a church frightened a recent college graduate in Uganda, the Muslim daughter of sheikh; she knew he was capable of seriously hurting her for such a religious switch. Wenene Nuru, 23, of Iki-Iki township in Pallisa District, had been listening to a Christian-Muslim dialogue on […]

Gunmen Open Fire on Church in Mombasa, Kenya

At least seven dead in attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

Sarah Ambetsa, widow of slain assistant pastor Phillip Musasa. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Gunmen entered a Sunday morning worship service in Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County yesterday and sprayed the congregation with bullets, killing at least seven Christians and leaving several others in critical condition. Two heavily-armed men wounded more than a dozen of the 200-member Joy in Jesus Church in the Likoni area […]

Islamist Gunmen in Nigeria Kill Villagers in Borno State; Fulani Slay 45 in Taraba

In prior herdsmen attack in Kaduna state, death toll could be as high as 150.

Nigerian flag (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hours after Fulani herdsmen attacked Christians in Nigeria’s Taraba state, Islamist militants late Sunday night and Monday morning (March 16-17) attacked a predominantly Christian village in Borno state, killing at least two people. Scores of gunmen believed to be members of the insurgent Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia […]

More than 100 Christians Slain as Herdsmen Burn Homes, Church Buildings in Nigeria

Muslim gunmen raid three Christian villages in Kaduna state.

Daniel Anyip, vice chairman of Kaura Local Government Council, Kaduna. (Morning Star News)

MANCHOK, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim herdsmen armed with guns and machetes on Friday night (March 14) launched attacks on three villages in Kaduna state, killing more than 100 Christians and destroying homes, sources said. Scores of the ethnic Fulani assailants simultaneously attacked the Christian villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi in the […]

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead Two Christians

Al Shabaab militants publicly execute mother of two, cousin.

Coastal town of Barawa, in southeastern Somalia. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the rebel Al Shabaab militia last week publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin in southeastern Somalia after discovering they were Christians, sources said. In the port town of Barawa in the Lower Shebelle Region, the extremists on March 4 called residents to the […]

Syria’s Christians Face New Threat – ‘Convert, Submit to Islam or Face Sword’

Followers in Raqqa face threat familiar to Christians in the Muslim world.

Easter at a Damascus church. (Aid to the Church in Need)

(From – “Convert. Submit to Islam. Or face the sword.” In recent days, the besieged Christian community in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria, has faced those three stark alternatives. The terrorist group known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) made their demands after seizing control of the region. They required […]

Churches Targeted in Bomb Attacks in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Separatist Islamic extremists suspected.

Explosion did no damage to Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar’s Stone Town. (Morning Star News via

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists bombed three church buildings on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar in February, with one of the blasts injuring several Christians, sources said. A bomb exploded near the door of the Evangelistic Assemblies of God Zanzibar (EAGZ) church building on Feb. 23 in Kijito Upele-Fuoni, outside Zanzibar City, […]

Boko Haram Islamists Massacre Christian Villagers in Borno State, Nigeria

Islamic extremists shoot some, slit throats of others.

Scars on Adamu Musa, shot by Boko Harm in attack on I Gava West village, Gwoza, Borno state in 2013. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A large contingent of Islamic extremist rebels from Boko Haram invaded a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria Saturday night (Feb. 15) and reportedly slaughtered at least 121 people. Dressed in military fatigues, the Boko Haram rebels, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, reportedly shot some people […]

Islamic Extremists Likely Killed Pastor in Mombasa, Kenya for Christian Activities

Alleged comment from unidentified suspect indicates link to radical mosque.

Street scene in Majengo area of Mobasa, Kenya. (Morning Star News via

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists likely killed a church leader in Mombasa last week for sharing his faith near a mosque and alerting authorities to security threats, sources said. In the Majengo area of the coastal city where leaders at the Masjid Musa Mosque were suspected of training violent jihadists, the suspects […]