By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya has released a Ghanian believer who was sentenced in 2001 to 25 years in prison for importing evangelistic materials, a major rights group involved in the case confirmed Monday, May 4.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Nigerian missionaries and Christian converts have managed to escape a battle field in northern Nigeria where some militants embraced Christianity, but elsewhere Christians faced Islamic attacks Tuesday, June 26, a key mission leader told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls and women abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police and a parent have confirmed.
Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three elderly Christian men have been released on bail from a military prison camp and police facility in Eritrea, Christian rights investigators confirmed Friday, March 20.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Kenya have asked for protection after Islamic militants killed a Christian teacher in an elementary school and kidnapped two colleagues as part of a wider crackdown, BosNewsLife learned.
By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Twelve Christians have been "brutally murdered" in northern Nigeria by suspected militants of the Boko Haram group as part of its campaign to establish an Islamic state, rights investigators told BosNewsLife told BosNewsLife Tuesday, December 31.
(ADDS DENIAL ABOUT REPORTED MASSACRE, CHANGES HEADLINE AND LEAD) By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's army said Saturday, November 24, that it offers $1.8 million for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, amid fresh reports of deadly attacks against Christians and other people.
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KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Sudan urged prayers Friday, June 8, amid concerns about 14 evangelical leaders and other Christians who were detained in Bahri, the country's third largest city, sources told BosNewsLife.