Faith of Christians in Niger Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

Churches could see further attacks as task of rebuilding begins.

A pastor leads a Christian meeting by flashlight at damaged church building in Niamey, Niger. (RUN International).jpg

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly […]

Imam in Uganda Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christ

Father also seeks to kill her traumatized 12-year-old sister, sources say.

Portion of Imam Abudalah Ali's statement disowning his daughter for conversion to Christ. (Morning Star New)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister died from the assault, sources said. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali of Bwita mosque in Kaliro […]

Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Mombasa, Kenya

Day after young man killed, 70-year-old Christian is wounded.

Street scene in Majengo area of Mombasa, Kenya. (Morning Star News via olx.co.ke)

  MALINDI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday (Jan. 11) in Mombasa. One of two men following 25-year-old George Muriki as he arrived with two church members at the gate […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]

Attacks by Islamic Extremists in Nigeria Leave at Least 28 Christians Dead

Fulani herdsmen, suicide bomber ring in new year with violence in three states.

Ministry leader Joseph Kamida Cham: Two other churches close to ECWA church. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani gunmen on Friday (Jan. 2) killed 15 Christians in an area of Kaduna state where 10 others were killed on Dec. 27, ending a week of violence in Nigeria in which at least 28 died. The ethnic Fulani herdsmen killed the 15 Christians in Ambe-Madaki village, in Kaduna’s […]

African Shamans in Uganda Injure Christians, Damage Church Building

Animist leaders attack on orders of spirit-god of Lake Victoria, they say.

Bukasa Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. (Wikimedia)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – African shamans wielding clubs and stones stormed a church on a Ugandan island in Lake Victoria on Dec. 22, sending about 30 Christians to hospitals for treatment, the pastor said. Pastor Sarah Kalaja of Kisaba Prayer Palace Christian Church at Kisaba landing site on Bukasa Island, told Morning […]

Pastor in Kenya Fears His Life Is in Imminent Danger from Islamic Extremists

Convert of Somali descent says Al Shabaab has put bounty on his head.

Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Kenya of Somali descent whom Islamic extremist Al Shabaab militants have threatened for leaving Islam fears he soon could be killed. Somali Al Shabaab rebels have offered a reward to anyone who kills the Rev. Mahad H. Birik, and after a video of him describing his conversion […]

Islamist Herdsmen, Mercenaries Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria from Nasarawa

Five killed in predominantly Roman Catholic community.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

MAKURDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state and Islamist mercenaries from outside Nigeria attacked villages in neighboring Benue state on Sunday (Dec. 14), killing five Christians, sources said. Inhabited almost entirely by ethnic Idoma farmers, the Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state, with mercenaries from Chad and Niger, razed several villages, destroying […]

Gunmen Kill Christian Widow in Jos, Nigeria Bomb Blasts

Attack fulfills Boko Hara objectives of killing Christians and destabilizing government.

Jummai Sunday. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – For Jummai Sunday, 63, Thursday (Dec. 11) began like any other for the Christian widow. After a morning devotional, she visited sick or bereaved families, and then returned home to gather items for sale at her market spot near the bus terminal area in Jos, Nigeria. She survived the twin […]

Boko Haram Kills More Christians as it Expands ‘Caliphate’ in Nigeria

Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Boko Haram killed 11 people and kidnapped 20 women as they attacked predominantly Christian Lassa in northeastern Nigeria state last week, the third town a three weeks that the terrorist group claims as part of its caliphate. The Boko Haram insurgents, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic […]

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