BREAKING NEWS: South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

By BosNewsLife Africa Service Nelson-Mandela-00JOHANNESBURG, 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 nigeria-3ABUJA, 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.

Nigeria Army Kills 50 Militants Following Anti-Christian Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria-3ABUJA, 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.

Eritrea Turned Into “Giant Prison” As President Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Joseph DeCaro, International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_wire1ASMARA, 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".

Ethiopia Detains Christians For ‘Crimes Against Islam’

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.

Three More Christians Die In Eritrea Prisons; Total Death Toll 21, Group Says

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.    

Egypt Coptic Girl Killed Amid Rising Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service jessica 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.

Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision

BosNewsLife Middle East Service mario_andrew1CAIRO, 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.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Church Blast Kills 3

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.

Egypt Christian Killed In Alexandria Clashes

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002 CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- At least one Christian died and dozens were injured in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, police and local media said Saturday, May 18.

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