Church Building Demolished in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Local government, university give no prior notice.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A congregation on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar has been without a place to worship this year after local authorities demolished their church building, the pastor said. Local government officials gave no prior warning to church leaders before a bulldozer arrived on Jan. 7 and razed the building in Zanzibar […]

Suspected Al Shabaab Militants Kill Three Christians in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

Islamic extremists shoot two teachers and wife of one to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected members of Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab shot three Christians to death in northeastern Kenya at 1 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 16), sources said. Targeting Kenyans who came from other areas to work in predominantly Somali Wajir, some 100 miles from the Somali border, the suspected terrorists from the […]

Muslim Herdsmen, Terrorists Kill Eight Christians in Central Nigeria, Sources Say

Church building, 50 houses set on fire.

JEBU-MIANGO, Nigeria, (Morning Star News) – Attacks on villages in north-central Nigeria that killed eight Christians in the past two weeks were carried out by Muslim Fulani herdsmen aided by terrorists from Islamic extremist groups, a local pastor said. The Rev. Sunday Gado Biri told Morning Star News that the assailants also torched 50 houses belonging […]

Christian Convert in Uganda Suffers Sudden Loss of Father, Wife, Children

‘Infidel’ fears for his life.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In a village in eastern Uganda, it took no more than a day for Munabi Abudallah to lose his wife and seven children after putting his faith in Christ. “The Muslims are searching to kill me,” Abudallah, 37, told Morning Star News by phone. “My family members have deserted me. I […]

Christian Students Knifed, Beaten in High School Clash in Kenya

Muslim boys stab those who refused to convert, source says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim students at a high school in Nairobi on Tuesday night (Jan. 23) beat and stabbed Christians who refused to convert to Islam, a local source said. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi, with Muslims primarily of Somali, Boran and Oromo descent complaining […]

Reporter’s Notebook, Nigeria: A Journey to Kidnapping Central

As kidnappings increase, Christians are often targeted.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At first the commercial motorcycle drivers I needed clamored for my business, but when they found out I was going to Kwanti village, in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, they all dispersed without haggling over prices. Kwanti and its surrounding villages of large estates inhabited mostly by farmers have been taken […]

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 […]

Christian Widow in Uganda Poisoned on Christmas Day

Muslim neighbor confesses.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother of five in eastern Uganda was pleasantly surprised when two Muslim neighbors visited her on Christmas morning with gifts of sugar, salt, soap, matchboxes, groundnuts and cooking oil. Nafamba Bongo Madina, whose children range in age from 5 to 14, thanked Taaka Hajira and the other Muslim neighbor […]

Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

Children threatened, forcefully taken from Christian.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her adult daughter face kidnapping charges filed to pressure them into following the family patriarch’s conversion to Islam, sources said. Amina Isa, 40, of Kano state’s Gidan Kuran village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area, told Morning Star News that her husband left Christianity to obtain […]

Muslim Fulani Kidnappers Ravage Village in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Killings, abductions terrorize families, close churches.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The latest in a series of Muslim Fulani attacks on a village in northern Nigeria has killed a Christian’s two adult sons, closed churches and sent residents fleeing the area. “We pray God will convict our attackers and make them to repent from these evil acts against us,” Madami Agiya, […]