Released from Prison, Algerian Christian Persecuted in Tunisia

Slimane Bouhafs seeks refuge in third country.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – After Slimane Bouhafs was released from prison in 2018, having served nearly two years for violating Algeria’s blasphemy laws, further persecution drove him to Tunisia. Threats on his life continue there, and he is stuck in legal limbo – missing his daughter’s wedding on Friday (April 2). “My daughter who […]

Christians Forced to ‘Re-Convert’ to Tribal Religion in Central India

Four families assaulted and cut off from water, fields.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When followers of tribal deities in central India threatened to kill 10 Christian families if they refused to participate in a “re-conversion” ceremony back to their ancestral religion last month, all but 10 Christians fled the village. “The village gathering threatened to beat us to death if we did not […]

Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

Father of four sentenced to five years in prison.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian who had received and reposted a cartoon of the prophet of Islam on his Facebook account three years ago was not too concerned when gendarmerie showed up at his door on Jan. 20. By the next day, the 43-year-old father of four young children had been sentenced to […]

Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians, Kidnap One in Attacks in Benue State, Nigeria 

Several others injured in series of assaults.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 12 Christians and kidnapped another in attacks in Benue state earlier this month, sources said. Four Christians were killed in Tse-Haaga village on May 12, area residents said. “The herdsmen invaded our village riding four motorbikes around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, and attacked […]

After Killing of Clergyman, Priest Narrowly Escapes Death in Southeastern Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen shoot at his windshield two weeks after killing of another clergyman, parishioner. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following the killing of a Roman Catholic priest and a parishioner in southeastern Nigeria earlier this month, another clergyman on Thursday (Aug. 15) narrowly escaped an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen about 40 miles away, sources said. Armed Fulani herdsmen on Aug. 1 killed the Rev. Paul Offu in Awgu […]

Pregnant Mother among Five Christians Slain in North-Central Nigeria

Priest, parishioner wounded in country’s southeast.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pregnant mother of two children was among three Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria the night of July 14 and morning of July 15, sources said. Margaret Wakili, a 27-year-old member of the Baptist Church in Ancha village, Plateau state, was slain on her farm at […]

Christian Widow Driven from Home in Central Uganda

Hard-line Muslims give her one day to recant.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A widow in central Uganda has fled her homestead after receiving Islamist threats when she arranged for a pastor to bury the body of her husband, sources said. Local leaders on July 11 gave Sharifa Kasozi Nakamate, of Kirinda in Wakiso District, one day to recant her Christian faith or […]

Unable to Finish School for Becoming Christian, Young Man in Uganda Faces Bleak Future

Beaten, disowned and homeless.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Asuman Kaire is missing his last year in high school in eastern Uganda for having become a Christian two years ago. Homeless and without money to pay school fees since his Muslim stepfather disowned him earlier this year in Lelya-A village, Kabweri County in Kibuku District, the 20-year-old Kaire said […]

New Christian in Algeria Sentenced for ‘Organizing Worship’ in His Home

Separately, another judge fines owner of land where church was meeting in a tent.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A judge on June 16 handed a Christian father of two in northwest Algeria a suspended prison sentence and a hefty fine for holding worship at his house, four days before another judge fined the owner of land that a church uses. Prosecutors had sought a six-month prison sentence and […]

Court in Nepal Sentences Pastor to 10 Years in Prison on Rape Conviction

Willingness to help poor children results in imprisonment, family says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians’ confidence in the judiciary in Nepal was shattered after a court sentenced a 63-year-old pastor to 10 years in prison on rape accusations the complainant later renounced, church leaders said. Pastor Govinda Prasad Dhakal, 63, was sentenced on June 7 upon conviction for “frequently raping a minor” he and […]