Christians Under Attack in Sudan

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service bashirKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Sudan faced another tense day Wednesday, April 29, amid reports that followers of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir have intensified attacks on Christians and others they believe support the International Criminal Court's recent decision to prosecute the president for his alleged involvement in atrocities in the Darfur region.

Egypt Ex-Muslim And Husband In Hiding; Violence Kills Two

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service copts01-02CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and her Christian husband were in hiding Tuesday, April 28, amid threats from family members and police, the latest in a series of attacks against Coptic Christians this month, in which at least two people were killed, several sources said.

NEWS ALERT: Libya Releases Christian Converts From Prison

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By BosNewsLife News Center muammar_al_gaddafiTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure, Libya has released four Christians who were detained for converting from Islam, after nearly three months of imprisonment, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, April 21 from a key advocacy group involved in the case.

Eritrea’s Government Involved In Attacking Rights Activists Abroad, Group Claims

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By BosNewsLife News Center ASMARA/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have expressed concerns over the alleged international efforts by Eritrea's government to intimidate opponents of its policies, after an Italian human rights defender was seriously injured when Eritrean government supporters apparently threw rocks and bottles at her during a demonstration in Rome.

Eritrea’s “Repressive Government” May Use European Aid Package, Groups Warn

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife eritrea_pastor1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Four religious liberty groups urged the European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, Wednesday, April 1, "to ensure that aid money” allocated to Eritrea "reaches and benefits the people of that country," amid concerns it may only reach "one of the most repressive" governments of Africa.

Morocco Expels Christian Missionaries

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By BosNewsLife News Center moroc1RABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Morocco said Sunday, March 29, it has expelled five Christian missionaries because they were "ilegally" trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Eritrea Releases Elderly Detained Christians

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Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_containers31ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three elderly Christian men have been released on bail from a military prison camp and police facility in Eritrea, Christian rights investigators confirmed Friday, March 20.

Libya “Detains” And “Tortures” Four Christians For Leaving Islam, Group Says

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BosNewsLife News Center gaddafiTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya's feared intelligence service has "detained and tortured" four Christians for converting from Islam, as part of a wider crackdown on people embracing Christianity, human rights group said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, March 12.

Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who converted to Christianity in Egypt was in hiding Sunday, March 8, after Islamic lawyers demanded that he be executed on charges of "apostasy," Egyptian Christians and rights investigators monitoring the trial said.

Christians In Nigeria, Kenya Await Justice After Muslim Violence

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service 1_22_022306_nigeria1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's government came under pressure Friday, March 6, to set up an independent commission investigating deadly attacks against Christians by Muslim extremists, while elsewhere in Africa, in Kenya, an evangelical church expressed concerns over Muslim militants.