Eritrea Frees Jailed Evangelical Pastor Haimanot After 11 Years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from the region

ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean Pastor Oqbamichel Haimanot, who was jailed for participating in a Christian wedding and leading "outlawed" evangelical churches, has been released after 11 years behind bars, his supporters told BosNewsLife.

‘30,000 Eritrean Christians Face Prison And Poverty In Israel’ (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
JERUSALEM/ASMARA (BosNewsLife)-- International aid workers say nearly 30,000 Eritrean Christian refugees are struggling to survive in Israel and many may soon be moved to jail due to new government policies. "Next year the limited periods in the Holot detention center may, if the Israeli government is successful in its current negotiations, be replaced with indefinite periods in a real prison," warned Barnabas Fund, a Christian relief, and advocacy group.

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.

Kidnapped Eritrean Women Forced To Embrace Islam In Egypt


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ASMARA/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Tuesday, June 5, over the whereabouts of two Eritrean women who were among a group kidnapped in Cairo by men claiming to be police officers, underscoring the risks faced by Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt, including Christians, rights activists said.