‘Sudan Frees 14 Evangelical Christians After Prayer Appeal’

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Sudan School BombedKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.

Concerns Over Life Sentence For Egypt Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists remained concerned Saturday about the plight of 12 Christians who were sentenced to life imprisonment in Egypt over sectarian violence that killed three people last year.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Clashes Kill 4 Christians, 1 Muslim

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service VIOLENCECAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- At least four Christians and one Muslim, all men, were killed and a church damaged in sectarian clashes just outside Egypt's capital, security sources confirmed Saturday, April 6.

Christians Under Pressure Ahead Of Presidential Poll

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were under pressure Friday, June 15, to vote for an Islamic leader in presidential elections this weekend, after a top court dissolved the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities.

Mounting Concerns Over Sinai Hostages With Egypt In Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, February 13, about the future of hostages held by human traffickers in Egypt's Sinai Desert, including children, amid an uncertain security situation following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak after unprecedented protests against his rule.

Islamic Militants Kill Somali Church Leader

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.

Two Nigeria Christian Girls Escape Boko Haram Abduction

By BosNewsLife Africa Service vomso_201405_02_photo1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two teenage Christian girls who were recently abducted by Islamic militants in Nigeria have escaped, Christian aid workers say. The Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) aid and advocacy group said it is providing assistance to the two sisters, identified as Kamka, 19, and Naya, 16.

‘Group Seeks Massacre Niger Christians’

By BosNewsLife Africa Service NIAMEY, NIGER (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamist group Boko Haram has threatened to kill all Christians in south-eastern Niger unless they leave the...

Egypt Christians Face Kidnappings, Extortion

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptchristiansCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.

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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