BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Flee Deadly Violence In Ethiopia; Churches Burned

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are fleeing violence in western Ethiopia where Muslim extremists killed several Christians and burned dozens of churches, rights activists and officials said Wednesday March 9.

Islamic Militants Kill Somali Church Leader

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service _45836568_somalia2261MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have killed the leader of an underground church in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a well-informed Christian rights group said Monday, November 16.

Ethiopia Detains Christians For ‘Crimes Against Islam’

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ethiopia.map_ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Ethiopia has detained two Christian men on charges of "crimes against Islam" in a move that rights activists said was influenced by "radical Muslims", BosNewsLife learned Saturday, June 15.

BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Deports Detained Ethiopian Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi Arabia has deported all 35 Ethiopian Christians who were detained last year for holding an all-night prayer vigil, rights activists involved in the case confirmed Friday, August 3.

International Concern Over Detained Ethiopian Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ethiopian.christians.help ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group says three Christian men have been "wrongfully arrested" in southern Ethiopia and that two of them face years of imprisonment for refusing to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam.

Ethiopia Muslims “Burn Down” Christian Homes, Farms

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Africa Service
ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty-five Muslims, backed by government forces, burned down ten Christian homes, leaving eighty Christians homeless in southwestern Ethiopia, a Washington-based rights' group said Thursday, September 30.

Ethiopia Court Releases Jailed Evangelists

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service 9411ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa were anticipating the return Thursday, October 29, of two evangelists who were imprisoned for three months on what believers said were “false charges” of “offering money for conversion” and "insulting" the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC).