Militants Detain Church Leader in Sudan, Demand Ransom

SCOC general secretary released over the weekend.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Friday (April 12) intercepted a church leader in Sudan as he was traveling out of Omdurman and temporarily jailed him, area sources said. The Rev. Antar Abbas Abu Hidia, general secretary of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), was traveling to Shendi, […]

Young Christian Woman Killed by Muslim Family Member

Separately, evangelist sustains serious injuries in beating.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Muslim brother of a 19-year-old woman in eastern Uganda on March 29 killed her for putting her faith in Christ, sources said. Namukuve Sawuya had come to faith through a Christian Union Fellowship at her high school, a relative said. When her father, 60-year-old Alhaji Muzamiru, noticed she was […]

Christian Slain, Mother and Daughter Burned for their Faith

Muslim extremists target evangelist in eastern Uganda.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An evangelist was slain and a mother and her 10-year-old daughter suffered serious burns for their faith in separate incidents last month in eastern Uganda. In Busei B village, Nakalama Sub-County in Iganga District, sources said Ronald Twinomugisha had received threats by text message from Muslims before he was hacked […]

Christian Laborer in Pakistan Shot for Requesting Wages

Muslim employers beat him with iron rods.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim farm owners in Pakistan on March 23 beat a Christian laborer with iron rods and shot him in the leg for requesting his wages owed him, sources said. Waqas Masih, a 42-year-old farm laborer in Chak No. 8 Panj Garaiyan Kamalpur village in Faisalabad District, Punjab Province, […]

Family of Slain Christian in Pakistan Receives Death Threats

Armed, Muslim relatives of alleged killer barge into home.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of the alleged killer of a 20-year-old Christian in Pakistan are threatening the victim’s family with death if they do not drop charges, sources said. Muhammad Zubair initially confessed to killing Farhan Ul Qamar in his house in Talwandi Inayat Khan village, Pasrur tehsil of Sialkot […]

Christian Couple in India Sentenced to Prison

Pastor and wife wrongly convicted of ‘forcible conversion,’ he says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian couple in India has been sentenced to prison after Hindu extremists instigated a false case of forcible conversion against them, sources said. A woman they are accused of pressuring denied in court that the Christians tried to forcibly/fraudulently convert her or her husband, but Pastor Ramesh Ahirwar and […]

Al Shabaab Suspected in Killing of Six Christians in Somalia

Merchants were spreading gospel among Muslims, sources say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Six Kenyan merchants killed by suspected militants from the Islamic extremist Al Shabaab on Friday (March 29) in the Somali border town of Dhobley were likely attacked for spreading Christianity, sources said. The six secret Christians had been selling plastic utensils and other household goods in Dhobley, in Somalia’s Lower […]

Arson Suspected in Church Fire in Pakistan

Muslim threatened congregation would not celebrate Easter.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Christians suspect a Muslim who vowed to keep them from celebrating Easter was behind a fire allegedly set to their church building on Saturday (March 30) in Rawalpindi District, Pakistan. The Rev. Adeem Alphonse of the United Presbyterian Junior Church in Gujar Khan tehsil said the fire […]

Leader of Attack on Church in Nigeria Confesses

Seminarian died in assailants’ failed kidnapping attempt.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Nigeria on Friday (March 22) arrested the leader of an arson attack on a Catholic Church building in September that left a seminary student dead, sources said. Police in Kaduna state said Saidu Yakubu confessed to leading the attack on St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Fadan […]

Herdsmen Kill Seven Christians in Central Nigeria 

Fulanis accompanied by other terrorists, residents say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen accompanied by other terrorists on March 19 and 20 killed seven Christians in attacks on villages in central Nigeria, sources said. In Benue state’s Logo County, the assailants slaughtered seven Christians in the Yongia Ukambie Tiev and Ukembrergya-Tswarev communities, said the Rev. Jonathan Adagbe, chairman of […]