Blast at Baptism Service in DR Congo Kills 14 Christians

Islamic State affiliate suspected in bombing of church.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants were suspected in the bombing of a Protestant church baptism service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that killed at least 14 worshippers on Jan. 15, officials said. While DRC officials said at least 14 died and 63 were wounded in the blast in Kasindi, in the eastern […]

Jihadist Militants Slaughter Christians in Congo, Sources Say

Clergyman loses wife, four children in horrific attack.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected members of an insurgent jihadist group slaughtered 20 Christians in villages in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between Nov. 20 and Nov. 25, area sources said. The Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are suspected in the attacks on villages in North Kivu Province, […]

Suspected Jihadist Attack on Church Service Kills 24 in Burkina Faso

Pastor slain, 18 others wounded.

(Morning Star News) – In a West African country that now ranks 28th on Open Doors’ 50 most dangerous countries for Christians after not appearing on the list the previous year, suspected jihadists killed 24 Christians during a church service on Sunday (Feb. 16) in Burkina Faso. The church pastor was among those killed, and […]

Muslim Rebels Massacre Christians in Central African Republic

Seleka militants attack civilians.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants slaughtered 26 civilians in a predominantly Christian village in the Central African Republic on Friday (Sept. 16), the worst violence in the embattled country in months, sources said. Rebels from the former Seleka group attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of […]

Islamist Militants Kill Nine Christians in Democratic Republic of Congo

Armed assailants suspected of belonging to Ugandan militant group.

(Morning Star News) – Uniformed men suspected of belonging to the Muslim Defense International (MDI) Islamist militant group have killed five women and four men near a predominantly Christian town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two months after a massacre in the same area. Armed with guns and machetes, the suspected militants from the […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2013

In Nigeria, terrorists weren’t the only ones terrorizing Christians.

(Morning Star News) – Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country. But where political instability and civil war were not contributing factors, […]

Boko Haram Frees French Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon

Nigerian terrorist organization says it received no ransom.

(Morning Star News) – Nigerian Islamic extremists have released a French Roman Catholic priest they kidnapped in Cameroon in November, according to published reports. Members of the Islamic extremist terrorist organization Boko Haram freed Georges Vandenbeusch on Tuesday (Dec. 31) but received no ransom money, according to Agence France-Press (AFP). Vandenbeusch, abducted from Cameroon near […]

In Nigeria and Abroad, Boko Haram Finally Gets Recognition It Deserves

Terrorist group likely abducted French priest in Cameroon for helping Nigerian refugees.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – The same day Islamic extremists from the Nigerian rebel Boko Haram abducted a French priest in Cameroon, Nov. 13, the U.S. State Department designated the group a terrorist organization. After more than a decade of increasingly sophisticated violence by Boko Haram, the designation of it and its sister organization, Ansura, as […]

Military Help Sought to Check Islamist Rebel Violence in Central African Republic

Up to 80 percent of insurgent troops said to be mercenaries from Sudan, Chad.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – With Islamist rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) continuing to commit atrocities unchecked, including violence against Christians, U.N. and rights officials are calling for outside military help to establish rule of law. Up to 80 percent of those in the rebel group known as Seleka are foreign combatants from Chad […]

Christians in Central African Republic Vulnerable as Chaos Continues

Threat of Islamic law looms as church suffers from Islamist coup.

WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – More than five months after Islamist rebels seized control of the Christian-majority Central African Republic (CAR), Christians remain vulnerable to atrocities and the threat of imposition of Islamic law. Rebel groups and Islamist mercenaries from Chad and Sudan joined forces in December to form a militant coalition called Seleka, which took […]