Christians Killed, Injured in Church Shooting in Southern Nigeria

Motive for attack unclear.

JOS, NIGERIA (Morning Star News) – At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria today that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said. At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in […]

Church in Zanzibar, Tanzania Shaken as Court Supports Muslims’ Opposition to Building

Christian leaders see Islamist bias in ruling.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A court on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, ruled on Thursday (July 20) that a church cannot continue constructing a worship building it has tried to finish for eight years, sources said. Hard-line Muslims outside Zanzibar City have been fighting construction of the Pentecostal Assemblies […]

Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Student ministry quarters targeted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Among several Boko Haram bombings that have put northeastern Nigeria on edge this year was a suicide attack on Christian student organization quarters that killed a Christian student, sources said. Ambore Gideon Todi, a 21-year-old student at the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, was staying in the Evangelical Church […]

Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims

Area Muslims collude with Al Shabaab militants.

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said. Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from […]

Christian Teacher Killed, another Abducted along with Muslim in Northeastern Kenya

Al Shabaab militants suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Al Shabaab militants walked into an elementary school compound in northeastern Kenya on May 31 and shot a Christian teacher to death, sources said. Elly Oloo Ojiema was shot at Fafi Primary School in Fafi, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Garissa. “The suspected Al Shabaab militants entered the […]

Christian Killed in Islamic Extremist Attack in Northeastern Kenya

Suspected Al Shabaab rebels shoot two people to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militants are suspected in the killing of two people, at least one a Christian, in a May 12 gun attack in northeastern Kenya, sources said. Five suspected rebels from the Somali Islamic extremist group targeted non-Muslim quarry workers in El Wak, near the Somali border in Kenya’s North […]

Muslim Extremists in Uganda Threaten to Kill Family of Pastor

Islamists seek revenge for pursuit of legal case against them.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda who relocated after an Islamist attack has had to shift to yet another site, but he can only visit his family there briefly as his life is in danger, his wife said. Muslims continue to track pastor Christopher James Kalaja of […]

Muslim Extremists Destroy Pastor’s Farm, Church Building in Eastern Uganda

Assailants to threaten to kill him for taking legal action, he says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda is without his home, farm and church building after Muslim extremists armed with swords and clubs rampaged through his property on March 27, he said. The band of nine Muslims, who also carried blunt metal objects, were shouting the jihadist slogan “Allah Akbar [God is […]

Muslims in Zanzibar, Tanzania Jail Pastor in Child Abuse Allegation Scheme, Group Says

Church leader could face 30 years in prison.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in Zanzibar have re-opened a child abuse case dismissed more than two years ago as a pretext for jailing a pastor on the semi-autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania, church leaders said. Police in November 2014 had closed the case against pastor Yohana Madai of the Free Pentecostal […]

More than 200 People Killed in Christian Areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria this Year, Group Says

Muslim Fulani herdsmen mount ‘incessant’ attacks.

KEFFI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian communities in Nasarawa state this year have left more than 200 people dead and destroyed homes and farms, sources said. One such attack on a worship service on March 19 in the central Nigerian state’s Oshugu village killed two Christians and […]