Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Eastern Uganda

Missing Muslim villager suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday (May 15), sources said. Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into […]

Bill in Kaduna State, Nigeria Would Criminalize Street Evangelism, ‘Offensive’ Preaching, Clergy Say

Legislation targets Christianity, church leaders say. 

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Street evangelists would be fined and “offensive” preaching at church services would send pastors to jail for up to two years under legislation proposed by the Muslim governor of Kaduna state, church leaders said. As discussion of the legislation heated up in the past month, Christian leaders voiced alarm over […]

Woman in Uganda Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

Christian, 22, seriously wounded after testifying.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda beat and raped a young Christian woman for testifying that a mosque leader killed her father because of his faith, sources said. The imam at a mosque in Kanyumu village, Pallisa District, Sheikh Musana Ibrahim, and two other Muslims killed Samson Mukama on Jan. 28, according […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacres Reach Southern Nigeria

With or apart from Islamic extremist groups, violence said to pose threat of civil war.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani attacks on Christians have advanced beyond Nigeria’s central zone into a southern state, with a church leader saying the aggression could cast Nigeria into civil war as a massacre this week took at least 27 lives. Following the February massacre in Agatu, in the central-eastern state of Benue, […]

Muslims in Uganda Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

Village Islamists order end to raising pigs.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda last week killed Christians’ pigs and tore down their church building, sources said. A Muslim mob demolished the building of the 450-member Nalugondo Church of Uganda building at about midnight on April 12, shouting, “We cannot live together with neighbors who are infidels. […]

Muslim in Uganda Attacks, Threatens to Kill Wife for Becoming Christian

Husband tells judge Islam allows apostates to be killed.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda who last week attacked his wife for becoming a Christian had told a judge that Islam allows him to kill any apostate, sources said. Having moved to another village with their four children following an attack last year, Ntende Hawa, 38, said she was visiting […]

Family, Church Buildings Lost in Predominantly Christian E. African Countries

A Kenyan loses wife, kids; Ethiopians lose worship venues.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Kenya who put his faith in Christ last November has lost his wife and children, and now he fears for his life. When his wife was hospitalized last October, Abdu Godana, 35, could not have guessed that the healing she received after an evangelist’s prayer would lead […]

One Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Dead, Two Others Released

Many questions remain unanswered.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two of three pastors kidnapped in north-central Nigeria on March 21 have been released, while the third died after being left in the wild, sources said. The Rev. Iliya Anto, initially said to have been released by the kidnappers because of ill health, was found dead in the bush 10 […]

Pastors Kidnapped in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Armed assailants release one church leader, demand $500,000 for two others.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Unidentified assailants on Monday (March 21) kidnapped three church leaders at gunpoint in northern Nigeria, Christian leaders said. The armed men stormed a church prayer camp site in the city of Kaduna, where the pastors were supervising work in preparation for an Easter retreat for their church, the Haddiyar Ekklesiya […]

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee after Threats, Rape

Islamists threaten to kill family.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Threats from hard-line Muslims and the rape of her 13-year-old daughter forced a Christian mother and her five children to flee their village in eastern Uganda last week, sources said. Amina Napiya, a 42-year-old widow, fled her home in Nakajete village, Budaka Town Council, on Wednesday (March 16). Budaka Town […]