Muslim Father in Uganda Drives Son from Home for Becoming Christian

Young man cannot deny faith he tried to keep secret.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian. Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend mosque prayers, and his father […]

Mother in Uganda Beaten, Driven from Home for Embracing Christianity

Woman leaves Islam after daughter is healed.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ is in hiding after her husband beat her for leaving Islam, sources said. Sophia Nakisaala, 35, turned to Christ on Aug. 7 after her daughter was healed when a street preacher she’d heard in Bulopa village, Kamuli District, prayed […]

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 […]

Court Drops Charges of Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ against Evangelist in Uganda

Complainant fails to appear at hearings.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A judge in Uganda last week dropped charges aimed at stirring up Islamist opposition against an evangelist who provides refuge to converts from Islam, sources said. A court in Tirinyi, Kibuku District on March 13 dropped the charges of kidnapping and “human sacrifice” against Hassan Muwanguzi after the complainant and […]

Sheikh in Uganda Incites Muslim Villagers against Evangelist Released on Bail

Christian accused of kidnapping woman who left Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hours after an evangelist in Uganda accused of kidnapping was released on bail today, an Islamic leader urged village Muslims to kill him, an area source said. Muslims in eastern Uganda’s Kachomo village, Budaka District gathered today to discuss how to stop Hassan Muwanguzi, a lay leader with the Church […]

Evangelist in Uganda Arrested on False Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ Claims, He Says

Muslim father of woman who left Islam accuses noted lay leader.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in eastern Uganda on Sunday (Feb. 26) arrested an evangelist after a Muslim accused him of kidnapping his adult daughter, who had taken refuge with the Christian after leaving Islam, sources said. In an effort to defame Hassan Muwanguzi and stir up Islamist sentiment against him, Nghangha Mubakali accused […]

Church Leader in Eastern Uganda Refutes News Story on Church Attack

Report sows confusion over Muslim mob’s attack on prayer meeting, he says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A regional church leader convened an emergency meeting of pastors in eastern Uganda on Friday (Feb. 10) to refute what he called a false news story aimed at covering up a Muslim assault on a prayer meeting. The Rev. Moses Mukenye, who oversees nine churches in the Bukedi diocese in […]

Pastor, Eight Others Missing in Uganda after Muslims Beat, Rape Congregation

Throng of about 90 attacks prayer meeting of 80.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda and eight other Christians are missing two weeks after a Muslim mob attacked a church prayer meeting, locked the congregation in, beat several members and raped 15 women, sources said. The approximately 90 Muslims broke into the evening prayer meeting of Katira Church of Uganda, […]

Pastor in Uganda Attacked after Sheikh Sent to Kill Him Becomes Christian

Church, former Islamic extremist fear another assault.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists ambushed a church leader in eastern Uganda last week after a sheikh they had sent to assassinate him at a church service instead became a Christian, sources said. In Amuria, about 170 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of Kampala, Bishop George Edweu of the Pentecostal Upright Church had arrived […]