Eritrea Releases Three Christian Women From Military Camp

By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar eritrea_mapASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three women were free Friday, May 8, as Eritrean authorities unexpectedly released them from a notorious military prison camp where they were detained for six months because of their membership of a "banned" Christian movement, an advocacy group with close knowledge of the situation said.

Egypt Christian Dies After Libya Attack

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegypt CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian Christian who was shot in the head by a suspected Islamic extremist in Libya has died of his injuries, family members said.

Rebels Kill Central African Republic Pastor and Son

By BosNewsLife Africa Service Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Central African Republic feared more violence Thursday, January 30, following the reported killing of a prominent Baptist church official and his son by Muslim rebels. Pastor Kongbo, treasurer of the Union des Eglises Baptistes (UEB), was killed Tuesday, January 28, along with his son at their home by the rebels, known as Seleka.

NEWS ALERT: Third US Missionary Infected With Ebola Virus (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Serviceb MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BosNewsLife)– An American Christian doctor in Liberia has become the third known Christian missionary to suffer of the potentially deadly Ebola virus, a mission group confirmed.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Christians Die In Prison Camp, Nearly 3,000 Detained

By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_pastorASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- At least two detained Christians have died this month in Eritrea after a "long period of torture" in a notorious military prison camp, while the number of Christians jailed in the African nation because of their faith approaches 3,000, a well-informed Christian rights group said Wednesday, January 21.

Egypt Detains Suspects After Bishop Survives Assassination Attempt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian security forces have detained several suspects in the village where a key Coptic bishop survived an assassination attempt, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 3. he raid in al-Serw village in Minya province came shortly after gunmen attacked the entourage of Bishop Anba Makarios on Monday, September 30, Christians said.

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Coptic_BishopCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.

Somalia Militants Kill Woman For Embracing Christianity, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Somalia have publicly killed a woman because she embraced Christianity, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, January 25.

Christian Orphanage Fights Expulsion From Morocco

By BosNewsLife Africa Service fosterparentsRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Western Christians who ran an orphanage in Morocco until they were deported on charges of "proselytism" were awaiting Monday, June 3, whether they would be able to return amid uncertainty over a court ruling. In published remarks the Village of Hope (VoH) co-director Herman Boonstra said the Administrative Court of Rabat last month delivered a verbal ruling in favor of the Moroccan government, but that no "written verdict" had been received.

BREAKING NEWS: 38 Killed In Easter Bombing Near Nigerian Churches (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A car bombing in the northern Nigerian town of Kudana killed dozens of people and damaged the All Nations Christian Assembly Church during an Easter worship service Sunday, April 8, officials and Christians said.

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