Al Shabaab Kills Christians in Raid on Village in Coastal Kenya

At least four dead in latest Islamic extremist attack in the area.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In a pre-dawn raid on a predominantly Christian area in coastal Kenya on Sunday (Jan. 31), Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians, beheading one of them, area sources said. In the Kaisari area of Maporomoko village, near Pandanguo about 25 miles inland from the Indian Ocean […]

Suicide Bombings in Two Towns in Nigeria Leave 26 Dead, Dozens Injured

Attacks hit Christian communities of Chibok, Borno state, and Gombi, Adamawa.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suicide attacks on two predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria today and on Wednesday (Jan. 27) left at least 26 persons dead and dozens of others injured, sources said. At noon today a suicide bomber suspected to have been sent by the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group detonated explosives in a […]

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

Two kidnapped, another wounded by gunshot amid abduction of parishioner.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two Nigerian pastors have been abducted this month in Kogi state, as kidnapping cartels that have plagued the central state the past three years directed their aim at Christian leaders. In a departure from numerous kidnappings of high-profile business and government leaders in Kogi state since 2013, gunmen abducted pastor […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Islamic violence accelerates in countries not known for religious conflict.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist violence in countries not known for religious tensions, majority-Christian Kenya and Uganda, topped Morning Star News’ stories in 2015. While the Islamic State terrorized Christians in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed innocent civilians in the shadow of Boko Haram, in northeast Kenya Al […]

Ban on Christmas in Somalia Darkens Season for Secret Christians

Government asserts all Somalis are Muslims.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Secret Christians in Somalia were not surprised by a sudden government ban on Christmas celebrations, but it did darken their plans, Christian leaders said. The government on Dec. 22 announced a ban on Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, with Mohamed Khayrow, director general of Somalia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, […]

Non-Muslims Targeted in Islamic Extremist Attacks in Mandera, Kenya

Two Christians killed, others injured in assaults in northeast, coast.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An attack on a bus and a truck in Kenya by Islamic extremists from Somalia’s Al Shabaab insurgency took two Christian lives in December. In the attack on a bus with more than 100 passengers in Kenya’s northeast on Dec. 21, the Al Shabaab rebels tried to separate Christians from […]

Pastor Hacked to Death, Bible Study Members Poisoned in Eastern Uganda

Four family members, pregnant neighbor die after eating tainted food.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda was hacked to death on Wednesday (Dec. 23) as he and other church members resisted an effort by Muslims to take over their land, area church leaders said. In Nansololo village near Mazuba, in Namutumba District, Muslims erected a boundary fence with poles and barbed […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 15 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Gunmen’s victims include children ages 1, 3 and 5.

HWAK KWATA-ZAWAN, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Dec. 13 attacked two households and a compound of displaced people in this village near Jos, killing 15 Christians, including two small children. The attack at about 8:30 p.m. on the two homes and the compound housing Christians displaced by a previous attack in Bachi, […]

Muslim Extremists in Eastern Uganda Kill Christian Policeman, Kidnap Three Children

Bloodshed continues for converts in heavily Islamic region.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in eastern Uganda on Tuesday (Dec. 8) set a deadly trap for a Christian policeman who had left Islam, and the next day other hard-line Muslims kidnapped three children from another convert in a nearby village, sources said. More than 20 Muslim extremists in the Komodo area of […]

Muslim Who Attacked Ministry Building in Nigeria Attempts to Seize Property

Pastor’s wife, students inside as demolition began.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in central Nigeria who destroyed part of a ministry facility, upsetting students inside, has filed suit to seize the property, a ministry leader said. Facing a charge of criminal trespass for the partial demolition of the facility in September, Mohammed Uduans has filed a civil suit against Segun […]