Two churches burned down by arsonists despite hopes for Christian freedom

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Two churches in Sudan have been burned down by arsonists in the last month, Sudanese Radio Dabanga reported. This is despite Christian hopes for religious freedom following the ousting of dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. Radio Dabanga was notified of the attacks by Dimas Marajan, a local lawyer and human rights activist.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Many more Christians killed in Nigeria than was once thought

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

A Nigerian civil society grouped has traced the genocidal activities of Muslim groups in that country and found that earlier estimates of the numbers of Christians killed over the last few years were far too modest.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Al-Qaida-linked terrorists order Christians to leave northeast Kenya

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Somali terrorist group al Shabab has ordered all Christians to leave three counties in northern Kenya, where the group hopes to give their jobs to local Muslims.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Nigerian government acknowledges for first time that Christians are being targeted by Islamic terrorists

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

The Nigerian government has done an about-face in regard to its assessment of Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacks that have slain thousands of Christians in the last few years.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Christians slain by Islamists in Democratic Republic of Congo

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Eleven Christians were murdered by Islamists in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on February 18, as the majority Christian nation is beset by a former rebel group now allied to ISIS.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Displaced Nigerian Christians describe Boko Haram terrorism

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Nigerian Christians living in a refugee camp as a result of Boko Haram attacks recently described the onslaught believers have been enduring by the ISIS-linked terror group, which has left 2.5 million Nigerians in a state of internal displacement.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Boko Haram sets Nigerian town alight along with five churches

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Boko Haram militants invaded a town in northeast Nigeria on Friday, burning five churches and opening fire indiscriminately on residents, who fled into the mountains.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Nigerian Christian teenager captive of terrorists for two years, her condition still unknown

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Wednesday was the two-year anniversary of Nigerian teenager Leah Sharibu's kidnapping by the terrorist group Boko Haram, who enslaved her for life for her refusal to renounce Jesus.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Church Attack Kills 24 in Burkina Faso

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Suspected Islamic gunmen interrupted a weekly worship service at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, killing 24 people, authorities confirmed late Monday, February 17. Another 18 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack rocking Pansy town in Yagha province, the regional governor said.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Christians deploy to help east Africans against locust swarms 'as big as major cities'

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa

Christian aid groups, along with pesticide-wielding UN troops, are deploying to eastern Africa to fight a locust swarm that experts say is the worst to hit the region in 70 years and could grow by 500 times between now and June.

...continue reading this story

Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution » Africa