Christian Girl in Uganda Seriously Injured, Traumatized after Gang-Rape, Father Says

Muslim assailants had warned father to close church he pastors, he says.

Rural Mbala, Uganda. (Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said. The daughter (name withheld) of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about […]

Christian Girl in Uganda Who Fled Beating by Muslim Uncle Mysteriously Dies

Muslim relatives in search of convert arrive at her hospital day before her death.

Namwase Aisha. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 12, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old girl in Uganda who fled from a Muslim uncle who beat her for becoming a Christian mysteriously died on Sunday (March 8) after relatives searching for her discovered her whereabouts the previous day. Namwase Aisha died at 5:30 p.m. at Iganga Hospital in eastern […]

Muslim Uncle of Two Girls in Uganda Beats, Locks Them Up without Food

Sisters who became Christians on Sunday deprived of food until escape on Tuesday.

Injured arm of Nabagabana Fatuma, 14. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The uncle of two Muslim girls in eastern Uganda who put their faith in Christ on Sunday (Feb. 1) beat them and locked them in a room without food for nearly three days, sources said. Nabagabana Fatuma, 14, and her 16-year-old sister, Namwase Aisha, need trauma counseling and medical […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

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 […]

Convert from Islam in Uganda, Former Sheikh, Says Muslim Relatives Poisoned Him

Doctors provide antidote for substance used in insecticide; more treatment sought.

Hassan Muwanguzi. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a convert from Islam in a village in eastern Uganda last week tried to poison him to death, the Christian told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, who lost his wife and job as a schoolteacher shortly after his conversion in 2003, was hospitalized on March 31 in […]

Young Woman in Uganda Hospitalized after Father Beats Her; Mulinde’s Sight Saved

Elsewhere in country, church buildings, pastor’s home razed.

Wenene Nuru's ordeal began with a dream of prayer. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A dream of praying in a church frightened a recent college graduate in Uganda, the Muslim daughter of sheikh; she knew he was capable of seriously hurting her for such a religious switch. Wenene Nuru, 23, of Iki-Iki township in Pallisa District, had been listening to a Christian-Muslim dialogue on […]

Mulinde, other Converts from Islam in Uganda Struggle to Recover

Even in Christian-majority nation, following Jesus can mean painful loss.

Rural Mbala, Uganda, near Pentecostal Theological College. (photo Michael Shade)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Even in Christian-majority Uganda, two former sheikhs (Muslim teachers) and a mother of seven are struggling to recover from the fury Islamic extremists unleashed on them for converting. Senior Pastor/Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International outside Kampala has begun facial reconstruction after assailants who shouted “Allahu Akbar [God […]

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