By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BosNewsLife)-- Nelson Mandela, who was South Africa's first black president, has died at age 95. The elderly statesman, viewed as a symbol of reconciliation and forgiveness following his fight against apartheid and 27 years of imprisonment, leaves behind a nation in mourning, suggested President Jacob Zuma.
BREAKING NEWS: Militants Kill Nigeria Christian Leader After State of Emergency Declaration (Update)
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed a Christian leader in north-eastern Nigeria shortly after the president declared a state of emergency in the region to tackle "insurgents and terrorists" threatening Africa's most populous nation.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's military said Saturday, September 7, it has killed 50 fighters of militant group Boko Haram which has been blamed for fueling Islamic violence against Christians.
By Joseph DeCaro, International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)– Human Rights Watch has described it as "a giant prison" and Reporters without Borders calls it "the most repressive nation on earth". The advocacy groups speak about Eritrea where Isaias Afewerki is celebrating his 20th anniversary as president, though the United States described him in a 2009 leaked diplomatic cable as an "unhinged dictator".
By BosNewsLife Africa Service 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's By Joseph DeCaro ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- There was new concern Tuesday, November 22, about the plight of Christians in Eritrea amid reports that at least three believers died in recent weeks because of mistreatment in the African country's notorious prison camps.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Rights actvists expressed "deep concern" Friday over rising attacks against Egyptian Christians, after a Coptic Christian girl was shot and killed while walking home from a Bible class at her evangelical congregation.
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of two 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat was preparing legal action Saturday, February 21, after receiving the right to challenge a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomber attacked a major Catholic church in northern Nigeria early Sunday, September 23, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others, local Christians told BosNewsLife.