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Pope Prays As Niger Violence Kills 15, Destroys 70 Churches

January 22, 2015
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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Linda Bordoni

Baptist_Church_MainVATICAN CITY/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has appealed for "peace and reconciliation" in Niger where anti-Christian violence killed at least 15 people and more than 70 churches were reportedly torched in what believers called the "greatest loss" in the African nation's recent church history.

Sudan Detains Second Pastor Amid Crackdown

January 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

sudan-map-2KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians say authorities in Sudan have detained the second pastor of South Sudanese descent in less than three weeks in the capital.

13 Christians Kidnapped In Libya

January 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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LIBYA, TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- More than a dozen Christians remained missing Tuesday, January 20, more than two weeks after they were reportedly kidnapped in Libya by militants linked to the feared Islamic State group.

Christian Aid Workers Kidnapped In Central African Republic

January 19, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian aid workers have been kidnapped in the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, adding to concerns over the situation of foreign missionaries, officials and local Christians said.

Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)

January 18, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world

NEWS ALERT: Muslims Attack Churches, Christians, Killing Dozens In Niger, Kenya

January 17, 2015

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

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NAIROBI/NIAMEY (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens are dead after churches, Christian shops, and pastors' homes were attacked across Niger by angry Muslims protesting against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's second portrayal of the prophet Mohammed, while in Kenya police searched for a gunman who shot dead a Christian.

Nigeria Christians Flee Amid Female Suicide Attacks

January 13, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosnigeria_christians11

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamist militant group Boko Haram increasingly uses young girls to carry out suicide bombings and hundreds of thousands of people, including Christians, remain displaced within Nigeria Christian aid workers and officials said Tuesday January 13.

BREAKING NEWS: Church: ‘Up To 2,000 People Massacred In Nigeria’ (Update)

January 10, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos and David Maggiore
OTHER360665_ArticoloABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of Africa's most influential church leaders has urged prayers after Islamist group Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria in what would be its worst single atrocity.

Egypt Christians Murdered In Libya

December 30, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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CAIRO/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Libya have been plunged into mourning after a young Egyptian couple and their teenage daughter were reportedly killed for their Christian faith by suspected Islamic militants.

Nigeria Christians Plunged Into Uncertainty As Boko Haram Kills Dozens, Kidnaps 200

December 19, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.
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