Churches Targeted in Bomb Attacks in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Separatist Islamic extremists suspected.

Explosion did no damage to Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar’s Stone Town. (Morning Star News via wmf.org)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists bombed three church buildings on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar in February, with one of the blasts injuring several Christians, sources said. A bomb exploded near the door of the Evangelistic Assemblies of God Zanzibar (EAGZ) church building on Feb. 23 in Kijito Upele-Fuoni, outside Zanzibar City, […]

Suspected Muslim Extremists Throw Acid on Priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Assailants claim 'Zanzibar is only for Muslims,' café worker says.

A cathedral (St. Joseph's) on the Muslim-majority island of Zanzibar. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Asserting that Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island is not a place for Christians, suspected Muslim extremists threw acid on a 60-year-old Catholic priest on Friday  (Sept. 13), sources said. The Rev. Joseph Anselmo Mwangamba stepped outside an Internet café on the outskirts of Zanzibar City, capital of the semi-autonomous island in the […]

Anti-Christian Hostility High in Zanzibar as Tanzania Mainland also Heats Up

Demolitions, land grabs continue unabated on semi-autonomous island.

Islamic extremists pulled down a Church of God building in Kianga, Zanzibar in April 2012. (Morning Star News photo)

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks and land grabs on this semi-autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania have continued unabated even as violence has increased on the mainland. The May 5 bombing of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Arusha killed a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Of […]

Explosion Kills, Injures Worshipers at Inaugural Mass in Tanzania

At least two dead, dozens wounded in blast.

Arusha is a popular base for tourist adventures to nearby national parks. (Wikipedia photo)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Fear and grief rocked a predominantly Christian area of northern Tanzania yesterday after an unidentified man reportedly hurled an explosive device at the inaugural Mass of a new church building, killing two worshipers. The Vatican ambassador to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, was in attendance as Mass was about to […]

Pregnant Mother in Tanzania Forced Out of Home for Putting Faith in Christ

Unable to pay school fees and supplies, her children stop attending classes.

Lake Tanganyika, second largest freshwater body of water in the world, where a Tanzanian mother of four proclaimed her faith in Christ in baptism on a remote shore. (NASA photo, Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – By the time Lukia Khalid, mother of three and nearly seven months pregnant, was baptized on March 30, her Muslim husband had already forced her out of their home in western Tanzania for becoming a Christian. That was a week after the 38-year-old Khalid and her husband, Kassim Khalid, received […]

Islamic Extremists Suspected in Killing of Catholic Priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Second priest shot on the Muslim-majority archipelago in less than two months.

The Rev. Evaristus Mushi, killed by suspected Islamic extremists. (Diocese of Zanzibar photo)

NAIROBI, Kenya  (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists on Sunday (Feb. 17) shot and killed a Roman Catholic priest on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, area sources said.   Two assailants on a motorbike approached the Rev. Evaristus Mushi as he arrived in his car to the Mass he was about to officiate in the […]

Catholic Priest Seriously Wounded in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Suspected Islamist extremists shoot clergyman through cheeks on Christmas Day.

A cathedral (St. Joseph's) on the Muslim-majority island of Zanzibar. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists on Christmas Day shot a Roman Catholic priest on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, seriously wounding him, area church leaders said.   Two assailants on a motorcycle shot the Rev. Ambrose Mkenda through his cheeks and in the shoulder before 8 p.m. as he arrived home in […]

Church Buildings Attacked across Tanzania

Muslims incited to destruction after children’s argument leads to alleged defiling of Koran.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamists burned several church buildings in various parts of Tanzania this week after two children’s argument about the Koran resulted in a Christian boy allegedly defiling Islam’s sacred book. The attacks took place in the normally peaceful country from its western border to its semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar. In Kigoma, […]

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