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 […]

Fear Grips Churches in Northeastern Kenya as Muslim Extremists Kill Two Christian Teachers

In coastal Kenya, economic persecution, residents say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists suspected to be Al Shabaab militants on Wednesday at 1 a.m. (Oct. 10) killed two Christians in northern Kenya, sources said. In Mandera East, in Mandera County on Kenya’s border with Somalia, more than 20 suspected Somali Al Shabaab rebels detonated an Improvised Explosive Device at the block […]

Four Children, Grandmother among 17 Christians Slain in Attack by Muslim Herdsmen in Nigeria

Armed soldiers accompanied herdsmen, residents say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen accompanied by militants in Nigerian army uniforms killed 17 Christians in their homes in the heart of Jos, north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Sept. 27), including four children, area sources said. At about 7:30 p.m. in an area known as Rukuba Road, the assailants broke into one home […]

Leah Sharibu’s Father, Church Raise Plea after Boko Haram Threat

Christian leaders call for three days of prayer and fasting.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following disclosure of a video by Boko Haram Islamic extremists threatening to kill Christian high school student Leah Sharibu within one month, Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of prayer and fasting. In the video disclosed last week, the terrorists are shown killing an aid worker. In a […]

Parents of Kidnapped Leah Sharibu Awaiting Government Action amid Groundswell of Support

Father thankful for Christians’ prayer, advocacy.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The father of a high school girl kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria is pleased by Christians’ support but said he has yet to hear from government officials. Nathan Sharibu, father of Leah Sharibu, told Morning Star News by phone that no one from the government has called the […]

Kidnapped Schoolgirl Leah Sharibu Appeals for Rescue in Audio Recording, Reports Say

Government analyzing voice that father says is that of his daughter.

(Morning Star News) – In an audio recording revealed yesterday, kidnapped Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu appeals to the government of Nigeria to win her release from Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, according to several published sources. Boko Haram released more than 100 schoolgirls about four weeks after kidnapping them on Feb. 19 but held Leah, […]

Church Near Kampala, Uganda Closes after Months of Islamist Attacks

Pastor knocked unconscious by stone.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A church outside Kampala, capital of Uganda, has closed after months of area Muslims pelting its gatherings with rocks, sources said. The final blow came on Aug. 4, when a stone thrown through a window struck Pastor Moreen Sanyu of Greater Love Church in Namasuba Para Zone, Wakiso District, and […]

Children Kidnapped by Islamists in Uganda in 2015 Are Found

Father suspects they were to be forced into foreign terrorist group.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Three children kidnapped in 2015 in eastern Uganda were found in May, malnourished and showing signs of having been indoctrinated in Islam, relatives said. Had the children not escaped, they might have been forced into a foreign terrorist group, their father, Badiru Madengho, told Morning Star News. “It seems the […]

Islamist Violence against Christians in Uganda Injures Pastors, Stops Church Services

Threats compel pastor to send his children to another village.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In further anti-Christian hostilities in eastern Uganda, Muslims knocked a pastor unconscious at a debate and Islamist threats in another village put a halt to worship services. Threats by Muslims in Mazuba village, Namutumba District, stopped worship services in a half-constructed church building and led the pastor to send his […]

Traumatized Widows in Kenya Face Ordeal of How to Press On

Gruesome Islamic extremist attacks leave lasting scars.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – One year after several Christian women lost their husbands to Islamic extremist attacks in coastal Kenya, they have few means of supporting their children. Gone is the Non-Governmental Organization aid initially offered to them at a camp for internally displaced people. The women, each with three to seven children, left […]