Armed Muslims Take Wife, Children from Christian in Kenya

Also in coastal region further south, two church buildings gutted.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A secret Christian in coastal Kenya escaped Muslim in-laws who last week sought to stab him and took his wife and children, less than two weeks after Islamic extremists further south torched two church buildings, sources said. Former Muslim Hassan Ali said he narrowly escaped death when Muslim neighbors and […]

Young Woman in Uganda Beaten, Disowned for Putting Faith in Christ

Father persuaded not to kill her.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The father of a young Muslim woman in east Uganda on Thursday (Nov. 12) tried to beat her to death after she became a Christian, but community leaders intervened and limited him to disowning her, sources said. Kibida Muyemba learned that his 21-year-old daughter, Namusisi Birye, had put her faith […]

The Problem of Islam and the Islamic State

An atheist and an Anglican offer bold solutions.

(Morning Star News) – Two remarkable pieces about Islamist violence were published last week in mainstream media – one answering the ambivalence thoughtful people feel on what to do about the Islamic State, and the other answering perplexity on what to do about Islam. They are remarkable first because, unconcerned about political correctness, they strongly […]

Nigeria’s Slain, Indigenous Missionaries Leave Legacy of Faith

Christian workers sent to dangerous northeast gave their lives for the gospel.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid ongoing dangers, Christian leaders in Nigeria this month recalled the exemplary faith of indigenous missionaries who gave their lives in areas overrun by Islamic extremist militants. While President Muhammadu Buhari told an India-African summit this week that Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has been contained to “sporadic” attacks in […]

Bloodshed in Eastern Uganda Continues as Christian Mother of Eight Is Slain

Assailants upset at her husband leaving Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda angry at a Christian for leaving Islam killed his wife on Monday (Oct. 19), a month after his brother was killed for the same reason, sources said. Mamwikomba Mwanika, mother of three adult children and five others ranging in age from 17 to 9, died en […]

Evangelist in Eastern Uganda Killed after Muslim-Christian Debate

Islamists had threatened church lay leader.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a long-time evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The mutilated body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his home in Kalampete village, Kibuku District early on Sept. 23, after the latest […]

Three Church Buildings Torched in Tanzania

Frightened congregations without places to worship.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Three church buildings were set ablaze on Tuesday (Sept. 22) in an area of northwestern Tanzania where Muslim extremists have issued threats, pastors said. A pastor of one of the three churches whose buildings were gutted, Vedasto Athanas of Living Water International church, said area Christians are worried and frightened […]

Attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria Kill 38, Displace 5,000

Nine Christians also reported killed in Taraba, and two in Nasarawa.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities declined to acknowledge that Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind a rash of attacks on Christian communities in Plateau state last week that took 38 lives and displaced 5,000 people, area sources said. More than 100 armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 16) attacked the […]

College Student in Uganda Whose Family Left Islam Is Beaten, Raped

Assailants spoke of killing her, 19-year-old says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Three men eat and raped a 19-year-old Catholic woman in Uganda last week, sources said. The student at St. Mary’s Teachers College in Bukedea, in the district of the same name about 50 miles from Mbale in Eastern Uganda, said she was returning from class on Sept. 9 when she […]

Clergyman in Nigeria Has Conducted More Funerals than Weddings

Islamist aims to take over region evident in Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram attacks.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid reports of more Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, a clergyman here told protestors that in the past 15 years he has conducted more funerals than weddings. After leading hundreds of Christian demonstrators to the Plateau House of Assembly on Aug. 31, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Anglican archbishop […]