Detained Coptic Blogger Forced To Convert To Islam

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service haninazeer-11CAIRO, 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.

Somalia Militants Kill Christian Widow; 5 Children Orphaned

By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIA MILITIAMOGADISHU, 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.

Tunisian Christians Worship Amid Death Threats

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.

NEWS WATCH: Ethiopia Frees Ex-Muslim Jailed For Faith in Christ

By BosNewsLife Africa Service GodlovesworldADDIS 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.

NEWS ALERT: Christians “Slaughtered” In Northeast Nigeria

By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria 565-Boko-Haram-insurgents (1)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.

Christians Protest Egypt’s ‘Islamic Constitution’

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.

Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge

By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar coptbeatenCAIRO/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.

Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

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.

Nigeria Captures Militants After Attacks Kill Pastor, Villagers

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.  

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Churches Attacked By Suspected Militants

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least two churches were attacked by suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria in recent days, an evangelist told BosNewsLife Saturday, May 12, following several other incidents that killed some 20 Christians.

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