Christians in Darfur, Sudan Arrested during Combined Worship of House Churches

Whereabouts of converts from Islam unknown.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News)– Security officials in Sudan last week arrested 13 Christians during a worship service in the Darfur Region, sources said. Personnel from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) interrupted the worship service the afternoon of Oct. 10 in Nyala, capital of South Darfur state in western Sudan’s Darfur Region and […]

Policeman Sexually Harasses Christian Woman in Sudan, Sources Say

Officer says he has mandate to target ‘indecently dressed’ women.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A young Catholic woman has discovered personally that many Public Order Police in Muslim-majority Sudan believe they have a mandate to sexually harass those they deem inappropriately dressed. Nyankiir Kual Mayen, a 24-year-old university student in Al Qadarif in eastern Sudan, filed a complaint with police two days after […]

Leah Sharibu Kept as Slave, Aid Worker Killed as ‘Apostate,’ in Nigeria, Report Says

Boko Haram’s Islamic law allows ‘infidels’ to be enslaved, group says.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl Leah Sharibu as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported. Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state in February but […]

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 […]

Two Pastors, Mother of Eight Shot to Death in Plateau State, Nigeria

Seven other Christians killed in Miango area.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Thousands of people attended the funeral yesterday of a pastor, his wife and another church leader, all killed by suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen on June 27 in central Nigeria. The three Christians were ambushed and shot to death as they returned to Miango, Plateau state, after visiting relatives in Baduru […]

Two Pastors in Burma Freed from Prison

Baptist leaders jailed for helping media cover bombing of civilian sites, sources say.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – After spending more than a year in prison, two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma (Myanmar) army were freed on Tuesday (17 April) under a government amnesty program. Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were among more than 8,500 prisoners granted amnesty by newly elected President U Win Myint, sources said. […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Launch More Large-Scale Attacks in Benue State, Nigeria

At least 65 people killed in predominantly Christian areas.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A mass burial on Sunday (Jan. 7) was announced for 49 of at least 65 Christians killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue state, Nigeria that began on New Year’s Day, sources said. Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom announced on Saturday (Jan. 6) that coffins would be provided for the […]

Fighting in Burma Hits Civilians in Christian Areas on Christmas Eve

Christians spend another Christmas in fear.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Government military operations in northern Burma (Myanmar) escalated in December, culminating in civilian casualties on Christmas Eve that left Christians feeling attacked in part for their faith. Offensives against rebel groups in Kachin state, where predominantly Christian, ethnic Kachin live, displaced dozens of villagers and seriously injured two civilians on […]

Christian Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Worship in Their Home

Order comes from senior officials, Hindu nationalists, sources say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]