Hundreds Killed In Nigeria Anti-Christian Violence


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militant group Boko Haram is stepping up attacks in heavily Christian towns and village in Nigeria's troubled northeast, killing more than 750 people since May 29, Christian rights activists say. News of the violence came after Boko Haram militants were pushed back by Nigeria's military when they tried to to gain access to Maiduguri, Borno State's largest city.

Coptic Christians Needed for Mideast Peace and Stability (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- 2015-635561867085041125-504Recently it might appear that conditions have not been too bad for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. But look more closely and a different picture emerges.

BREAKING NEWS: Militants Attack Nigeria Evangelical Church; 6 Killed

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A female suicide bomber has attacked a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria, killing at least six people, witnesses and officials said Sunday, July 5.

NEWS ALERT: Court Orders South Sudan Pastors To Face Possible Death Sentence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifedownload

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Sudan has ruled that two South Sudanese pastors should stand trial on "espionage" and other charges that could carry the death penalty, despite international pressure to drop the case. Following a one-day hearing, the judge said July 2 there was "enough evidence" to prosecute Pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

Islamic Militants Kidnap 100 Eritrean Christians In Libya, Sudan


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

eritrea_wire1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have abducted some 100 Eritrean Christians, including women and children, in two separate kidnappings in Libya and Sudan, well-informed activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.

NEWS ALERT: Pastors Facing Possible Execution In Sudan Moved To High Security Prison


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

KOBERPRISONKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors who could face the death penalty for what friends say are trumped-up charges have been moved to a high security prison, Christian supporters told BosNewsLife.

Pastors Facing Death Penalty In Sudan


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

052515-Sudan-emailKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors jailed in Sudan's capital Khartoum and could face the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on evangelical Christians, trial observers say. The trial of Yat Michael and Peter Yen (also named as David Yein Reith), who are held in the Omdurman prison, began May 19, BosNewsLife learned.