Nigeria Shocked By Killings Christians, Kidnapping Bishop

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003 ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian authorities are investigating the killings of Christian family members by Muslim fighters and the kidnapping of Nigeria's second-highest ranking Anglican leader, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic Nigeria Militants Launch Massive Kidnapping Of Christian Girls

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos videoABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Militants from Nigeria's feared Islamic group Boko Haram have vowed to continue kidnapping daughters of Christians after abducting hundreds of mainly Christian schoolgirls in the country's northeast.

NEWS ALERT: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Launches Crackdown On House Churches

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has launched a new crackdown against the country's largest network of house churches in "apparent retaliation" for Western outrage over the death sentence passed on to a pastor, according to well-informed Christians.

Cameroon Closing 100 Pentecostal Churches

churchpentecostalBy BosNewsLife Africa Service YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of devoted Christians in Cameroon remained without places of worship Wednesday, September 4, after the country's President Paul Biya ordered the closure of nearly 100 Pentecostal churches in key cities citing "criminal practices."

NEWS ALERT: Al-Qaida “Denies” Egypt Church Bombing As Deadly Attacks Spread

By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The deputy to al-Qaida's group leader Osama bin Laden accused Egypt's Christian leadership of "inciting interfaith tensions", despite reports that Egyptian Christians have been killed, injured and kidnapped in several attacks in the predominantly Islamic nation.

Militants Kill Somalia Church Leader

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- A leader of an underground Christian church movement in Somalia has been killed by Islamic militants and his four children taken from their mother as part of what locals say is a deadly campaign against Christians, BosNewsLife established Monday, September 13.

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.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Demand Safe Passage To West In Hungary

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areasrefugeesnoww BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis call for solidarity with migrants fleeing war and poverty amid Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two comes while Hungary's government says it has completed a razor-wire barrier near the border with Serbia. It is among several measures Hungary is taking to halt back refugees after some 150,000 migrants reportedly entered the country illegally this year alone. In Budapest refugees have demanded safe passage to the West during spontaneous demonstrations over the weekend.

Young Christian Dies In Eritrea Prison Camp

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_containers3ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian woman has died in one of Eritrea's military prison camps after she was reportedly denied medical treatment for malaria and severe anemia.

BREAKING NEWS: 150 Killed In Attack On Nigeria Churches, Police (UPDATE)

(ADDS NEW DEATH TOLL FIGURE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDS COMMENT PRESIDENT) By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants shouting "Allahu Akbar", or 'Allah is great', carried out coordinated gun and bomb attacks on churches and police stations in northern Nigeria, killing at least 150 people and injuring some 100 others, aid workers and witnesses confirmed Saturday, November 5.  

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