Sudan Detains Dozens Of Christians; Violence Kills 60

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

sudan-map-2KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Sudanese Christians were thought to be trapped in a Sudanese prison Saturday, February 23, as violence raged in renewed fighting between two Arab tribes, killing scores of people. At least 55 Christians were detained by the government of Sudan over two weeks ago on "false accusations" of allegedly receiving money from foreign countries, including Israel, according to Christians with close knowledge about the case.

Jailed Chinese Christian Lawyer Still Allive, Family Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

CHINA-RIGHTS-FALUNGONG-SECT-LAWYERBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Family members of jailed Christian rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have been allowed to visit him in a remote Chinese prison, providing the first confirmation in months that he is still alive, rights activists said Wednesday, January 23.

Mounting Concerns Over Sinai Hostages With Egypt In Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, February 13, about the future of hostages held by human traffickers in Egypt's Sinai Desert, including children, amid an uncertain security situation following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak after unprecedented protests against his rule.