By Tamas S. Kiss, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of South Africans are praying for "the healing" of their country amid ongoing massive murders of predominantly Christian farmers and others in the African nation. South Africa has been dubbed the "murder capital of the world," where at least 50 murders are said to take place daily, alongside uncountable cases of rapes, robberies, burglaries and vehicle hijackings. The new wave of farmer murders (predominantly of white South African ethnicity) has prompted the nation's Christian leaders, including KwaZulu-Natal farmer-evangelist Angus Buchan, to urge fellow South African farmers to "exercise extreme restraint."
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- New details have emerged about Islamic militants killing several Christians in coastal Kenya where shaken residents are still struggling with sorrow and security concerns.
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KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian children are being denied food in Sudan's refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers, aid workers have told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (BosNewsLife)-- Churches are growing in flood-stricken areas of Sierra Leone where Christian missionaries provide aid to destitute survivors of mudslides and flooding that to hit Sierra Leone's capital last month, killing more than 1,000 people, aid workers told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service TIMBUKTU, MALI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians have expressed concerns about the plight of kidnapped Christian missionaries after a group linked to the al-Qaida terror network released a video showing six foreign hostages.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian women who refuse to embrace Islam are facing abductions and attacks in Egypt, despite the government vowing to boost security and protect the country's Christian minority. More than a month after she went missing, Christians still search for 22-year-old Suzan Ashraf Rawy who disappeared last month while walking to the church where she works in Egypt.
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 Linda Bordoni CAIRO/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery in Egypt.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus loaded with Coptic Christians near the southern city of Minya, which killed at least 29 people, including children.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians have been detained in Eritrea this month as part of a massive government crackdown on members of unregistered churches, well-informed rights activists have told BosNewsLife.