Suspected Islamic Extremists Kill Four Christians in Sudan

Four others wounded in pre-dawn attack.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A church pastor and three other Christians were killed in Sudan on Monday (Jan. 23) when suspected Islamic extremists shot them to death, an area source said. Four of the victims’ traveling companions were wounded when the assailants opened fire on the team at the facility where they were spending […]

Church Building in Sudan Burned Down

Muslim extremist member of the military suspected.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A man suspected of being a Muslim extremist in the ranks of the Sudanese military on Friday (Dec. 16) burned down a church building in eastern Sudan, sources said. The 20-year-old building of a 100-member Sudanese Church of Christ congregation in El Daoka, Al Qadarif state was set ablaze […]

Pastor Jailed in Sudan for Prayer Meeting to Heal Mother

Gathering to pray draws many Muslims.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Sudan on Nov. 21 arrested and jailed a church leader on charges of “witchcraft” for leading a prayer meeting for his ailing mother, sources said. Pastor Abdalla Haron Sulieman was leading a prayer meeting for his mother, who suffered from an infection in her legs that kept […]

Apostasy Charges against Christians in Sudan Dismissed

Judge cites nullification of apostasy law two years ago.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court in Sudan on Sept. 8 dismissed apostasy charges against four Christians who were threatened with the death penalty unless they recanted, sources said. Judge Ibrahim Hamza dismissed the apostasy charges against the Christians in Central Darfur state, stating that apostasy is no longer a crime in Sudan, […]

Four Christians in Sudan Arrested under Annulled Apostasy Law

Statute called for death penalty for leaving Islam.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Darfur Region, Sudan have arrested four Christians under a law against apostasy that was annulled two years ago, according to local sources. Police on June 28 arrested the Christians from the Sudanese Baptist Church in Zalingei, in western Sudan’s Central Darfur state, on charges of apostasy, detaining […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders from Bible Study

Two charged with disturbing peace, released on bail.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan walked into a church Bible class on Tuesday (June 14) and arrested two Christian leaders for “violating public order,” their attorney said. Officers in Omdurman, across the Nile River from Khartoum, took Pastor Kabashi Idris of the African Inland Church and evangelist Yacoub Ishakh of the […]

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

Group guilty under draconian law against ‘unauthorized worship.’

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said. The 11 Christians, including the owner of the site rented for the occasion, had received a suspended sentence of six months in prison and a 200,000 […]

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Muslim relatives got court to annul their marriage.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada Hamad Shukralah, 25, of Al Bageir, Al Jazirah state, […]

Attacked Pastor in Sudan Sentenced to Month in Jail

Muslim extremists assaulted three Christians during worship.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Sudan who was attacked during worship this month was sentenced to a month in jail on Monday (April 25) under a law against disturbing the peace, sources said. Judge Awad Ibrahim Kury, a Muslim, found Pastor Stephanou Adil Kujo of disturbing the peace under Article 69 […]

Pastor in Sudan Assaulted during Worship, then Charged

Two women also attacked at church service.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church in Sudan long harassed by Islamic extremists was attacked on April 10, with three people assaulted including the pastor – who was then charged with disturbing the peace. During worship at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Al Hag Abdalla, about 85 miles southeast of Khartoum in Madani, […]