Christians Killed in Nigeria in 1st Half of Year 91 Percent of Total Last Year, Group Says

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram responsible for most deaths.

Rep. Chris Smith in recent trip to Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and others killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria for their faith in the first six months of 2014 – a figure that is 91 percent of the total Christians killed in the country in all of last year, according to advocacy group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian […]

Boko Haram Attacks Relentless in Wake of Kidnapping of Girls in Nigeria

Christians seek to defend themselves as trust in army falters.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. (Wikipedia)

(Morning Star News) – After a massacre in which members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group last month dressed in Nigerian Army fatigues, Christian leaders believe elements in the military must be complicit in the often-unchallenged attacks on Christians. In the wake of the group’s kidnapping of more than 300 high school girls, Boko […]

Daughter of Poisoned Christian in Uganda Strangled to Death

Muslim extremists threaten to kill former sheikh but instead attack 12-year-old girl.

Flag of Uganda. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hassan Muwanguzi, poisoned earlier this year in Uganda by Muslim relatives, did not expect the Muslim extremists who threatened to kill him on June 16 to murder his 12-year-old daughter. Muwanguzi did not recognize the four men who appeared at his door that evening and forced their way into his […]

Christians Targeted in Massacre by Al Shabaab in Kenya

Deaths in coastal town of Mpeketoni could top those of Westgate mall attack.

Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Morning Star News from Mpeketoni Facebook)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels attacked a predominantly Christian town on Kenya’s coast Sunday night (June 15), selecting out Christian males as they killed more than 57 people, area sources said. The estimated 50 Al Shabaab militants attacked two hotels, a police station and other buildings in Mpeketoni, […]

Nigerian Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram Abduction Aches for Schoolmates

Government, U.S., U.N. response inadequate, congressional subcommittee told.

Emmanuel Ogebe of Jubilee Campaign's Justice for Jos Project, in Abuja, Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 18-year-old high school student escaped from Boko Haram with her life, but she’s feeling sharp loss. One of more than 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group on April 15 from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, Patience (last name withheld for […]

Scores Dead from Attacks on Church, Christian Areas in Northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram rebels kill nine volunteers guarding worship service.

Adamawa Gov. Murtala Nyako. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed nine Christians guarding a church service in Borno state on Sunday (June 1), hours before a bombing of a Christian area in neighboring Adamawa state resulted in at least 48 deaths, Christian leaders said. In Borno, at least 10 gunmen attacked a Church of the […]

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Gwoza Area, Nigeria

Pastor and others kidnapped, church buildings burned.

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, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While international media sights have been justifiably fixed on 276 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state, Islamic extremists last week killed Christians in the state’s Gwoza area nearly unnoticed, as they have for more than two years. On Borno state’s eastern border with Cameroon, as Chibok […]

Key Leader of Somalia’s Underground Church Slain

Pastor oversaw five groups in nearly 100 percent Muslim country.

AMISOM troops from Djibouti in Beledweyne, Somalia (Ilyas A. Abukar, Wikpedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Underground Christians in Somalia are struggling to recover from the loss of a prominent church leader gunned down in March. As in many cases of the mounting number of murders of secret Christians in Somalia, Islamic extremists with the Al Shabaab rebel group were suspected in the March 16 shooting […]

Convert from Islam in Kenya Beaten, Arrested

New Christian’s whereabouts unknown.

Convert spent two nights in field of Sisal, a species of Agave cultivated in Kenya among other countries. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Within three weeks of putting his faith in Christ, a 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges, Christian leaders said. Hassan Hussein Mohammed wouldn’t normally have admitted to being a Christian while attending mosque prayers. But he had to explain why […]

Bombs Explode in Mainly Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected in massive destruction of lives, property.

Area of mainly Christian-owned shops in central Jos, Nigeria, after May 20 blasts. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists set off two bombs in a mainly Christian area of the central Nigerian city of Jos today, causing massive destruction of human lives and property, sources said. Two days after a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria killed an estimated 20 people, Islamic extremist Boko Haram rebels were […]

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