By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is rewriting his country's constitution to implement Sharia, or Islamic, law, a move that is expected to put more pressure on the African nation's Christian minority.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service WASHINGTON/ABUJA (BosNewsLife)-- An umbrella organization of US-based Baptist churches have urged the United States government to designate Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram as "a terrorist group" and to support religious minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and South-Central Asia.
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– A tense calm returned Monday, June 27, to north-eastern Nigeria where at least 25 Nigerians were killed when motorcyclists bombed several outdoor beer gardens in the city of Maiduguri, officials said. Although no one claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings, local police said the attacks bore the hallmark of Boko Haram, an Islamic group fighting for the implementation of shar’ia, or strict Islamic law, which prohibits alcohol.
By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ADDIS ABABA/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Ethiopia began three days of national mourning Tuesday, April 21, for dozens of Ethiopian Christians who were shown being killed by Islamic State (IS) group militants in Libya after they apparently refused to convert to Islam.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service RABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- An appeals court in Morocco has overturned a conviction against a Christian man who was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for evangelism, trial observers said Thursday, February 6. The judge of the Court of Appeal in the town of Fez dismissed the case against Mohamed El Baladi, who is in his 30s, due to a lack of evidence, Christians said.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas 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.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic Church was bombed in Nigeria's troubled northern Kano state, killing five people while injuring eight people, including police, Christians said Sunday, July 27.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of five religious rights groups have demonstrated outside the Eritrean embassy in London against “human rights violations” in Eritrea where up to 3,000 Christians remain detained without charges, organizers said Friday, May 29.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya has released a Ghanian believer who was sentenced in 2001 to 25 years in prison for importing evangelistic materials, a major rights group involved in the case confirmed Monday, May 4.