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Pastors Facing Death Penalty In Sudan

May 27, 2015

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.

Christians Hacked To Death In Nigeria (Update)

May 26, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have hacked to death at least 10 Christians in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, bringing the death toll to some 200 Christians killed within two months, officials say.

The Dilemmas of Prayer (Column)

May 22, 2015
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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is the kind of news that makes us praise God: a British Catholic newspaper reports from Algeria that Muslims in their thousands are seeking Bibles and turning up in church, wishing to learn about Christianity.

Ethiopia Muslims Demand Christians’ Farm (Update)

May 20, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ethiopia_map_ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man in southeastern Ethiopia fears for his life after a Muslim mob reportedly forced him out of his home and farm.
Fikere Mengistu's family owned the land for more than 90 years, but Christians said some 20 Muslims want to take over the farm, located in Deder town's Kufanzik village, to build a mosque. Advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC), which is assisting his family, told BosNewsLife that Muslims already "destroyed his fence and have looted his possessions". ICC accused local police of being compliit in these attempts to "steal" his land. Police officials have denied wrongdoing.

Brazil Pastor Faces Jail For Mission Work In Senegal

May 6, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

map-senegalDAKAR, SENEGAL (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Jose Dilson, a Brazilian missionary who has worked in West Africa for 25 years, faces a possible prison term over the conversion of a militant Muslim leader's son, well-informed Christian sources say.

Militants Attack Nigeria Church, Pastor’s Daughter Killed, Several Injured

May 5, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria are mourning the death of a pastor's daughter who was killed when a church building was torched during "a vicious attack" on a village in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State, Christians said.

African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading

April 23, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ghanaian-mat.-ayariga-isis-405x330 (1)TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- An African man acknowledged his faith in Jesus Christ just moments before he was beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya, according to new details revealed by several Christian sources. Mathew Ayairga, who well-informed Christians said originated from Chad but had also been linked to Ghana, was among 21 men killed by IS fighters for refusing to embrace Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia Mourns 30 Christians Killed By Islamic State

April 21, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ADDIS ABABA/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Ethiopia began three days of national mourning Tuesday, April 21, for dozens of Ethiopian Christians who were shown being killed by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya after they apparently refused to convert to Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ

April 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife News Center

REUTERS753883_ThumbnailTRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.

BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds Of Abducted Schoolgirls “Killed” By Boko Haram Militants–Report

April 6, 2015

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ChristiangirlsABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The U.N. human rights chief has warned that all 276 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 may have been among a group of women slaughtered by Boko Haram last month, Nigerian media reported Monday, April 6.
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