By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic Christian blogger, who has been detained for over a year in Egypt after criticizing authorities, is "being pressured" by violent prison authorities to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom, attorneys and rights activists said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia feared more violence Monday, April 29, after Islamic militants reportedly killed the widow of a Christian who was slain for his faith in December, leaving the couple’s five children orphaned.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service TUNIS, TUNISIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 1,500 devoted Tunisian Christian, most of them former Muslims, worship in church buildings or in house churches despite death threats and growing influence of Islamic extremists, a well-informed advocacy and aid group told BosNewsLife Monday, September 17.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-Muslim who was detained in Ethiopia after refusing to abandon his faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam was expected to be released Saturday, January 14, following six months behind bars, rights activists involved in the told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants attacked a predominantly Christian area in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, November 3, "slaughtering" villagers, just days after they killed Christians elsewhere in the region, residents and pastors said. Local media quoted fleeing residents as saying suspected members of the Boko Haram group "slaughtered several people as they were heading to church" in Sabon Gari, on the border of Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)–- Hundreds of Christians were preparing Monday, July 30, for a massive protest outside Egypt's Constitutional court to demand the dissolution of what they view as an Islamist-dominated assembly tasked with writing the country’s new constitution, rights activists said.
By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar CAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABBUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two fighters of the Islamic militant Boko Haram group were in custody of Nigeria's military Saturday, March 24, following attacks on three villages in which 10 people died including a pastor, Christians said.