Christian Leader in Sudan Detained and Beaten, Sources Say

Security personnel suspected of seizing youth leader.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian leader in Sudan was detained and beaten on Friday (Feb. 19) for speaking out against the burning of a church building, sources said. Masked men believed to be national security personnel seized Osama Saeed Kodi, chairman of the Christian Youth Union of Al Jazirah state, on Friday […]

Another Church Building Set Ablaze in Sudan

Hate messages on social media precede arson attack.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The ninth church building in two years to be set ablaze in Sudan was torched last month, sources said. Suspected Muslim extremists set fire to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) building in the rural Tambul area of Al Jazirah state southeast of Khartoum on Jan. 3, said the […]

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 […]

Religious Rights Still Blocked in Sudan, Christian Leaders Say

Confiscated properties, new church construction sought.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Officials in Sudan have shown signs of increasing religious freedom, but Christians say roadblocks remain to constructing churches and regaining confiscated properties since the new transitional government took power in September 2019. Officials in Sudan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments have said the process of issuing licenses for […]

Worship Structures in Sudan Burned, Christians Threatened

Nine of 14 Muslim extremist suspects arrested.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in Sudan who have burned down a church’s worship structure five times threatened to kill congregation members if they put up another tent and continue worshipping, sources said. Police this month arrested nine of the 14 radical Muslims who burned down the temporary worship structures of the Sudanese […]

Three Young Christians Assaulted in Khartoum North, Sudan

Muslims beat pastor’s 16-year-old son, his 17-year-old cousin and their aunt.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor’s son, his cousin and their 20-year-old aunt were assaulted in a suburb north of Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday (Oct. 6) as Muslims continued targeting church members despite religious freedoms favored by the new transitional government. Levi Hakim, 17, had gone into a shop in the Alsamrab neighborhood in […]

Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says

But there are still no Christians hired to teach it, church leader says.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan announced that a previous directive omitting Christian education as a subject for primary schools was in error, according to a new letter to educational directors. Omer Ahmed al-Garay, director general of the National Centre for Curriculum and Educational Research […]

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

Hopes crumble in official directive to educational directors.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Fears that Christianity would again be omitted as a course subject in schools in Sudan were confirmed in a recent government directive, sources said. While Islam has long been taught in schools, the head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan sent a letter to director generals of […]

Radical Muslims Protest Sudan’s Abolishment of Apostasy, other Islamist Laws

Limited demonstrations accompany call for ‘holy war’ against government.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Radical Muslims in Sudan took to the streets today to protest the transitional government’s adoption of amendments to decriminalize apostasy and repeal other Islamist laws. The apostasy law has been used for more than 30 years to persecute those who leave Islam. The government’s adoption this week of […]

Christians Attacked in Sudan after Incitement by Mosque Leaders in Khartoum

One South Sudanese dead, another in critical condition, sources say.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Following calls from mosque leaders in east Khartoum, Sudan to rid their “Muslim area” of South Sudanese Christians, several Christians were attacked there and in neighboring Omdurman this month, sources said. At the end of evening prayers at a mosque in the Al-Jerif East area, on the eastern […]