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.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Anxious As Guinea’s-Bissau’s President Is Killed

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Africa afp_guinea_bissau_joao_bernardo_vieira_175_19apr07BISSAU,GUINEA-BISSAU (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians and missionaries were among those anxiously looking to the future of Guinea-Bissau Monday, March 2, as officials confirmed that President Joao Bernardo Vieira was killed, hours after the West African nation's armed forces chief died in a bomb blast.

Kidnapped Italian Nuns Freed; “Prayers Answered”

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By BosNewsLife News Center

ap_kenya_nuns_kidnap_19feb09_3NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Italian nuns kidnapped by Somali gunmen in a cross-border raid into Kenya in November were spent another day in freedom Thursday, February 26, after they were suddenly freed, missionaries confirmed.

NEWS ALERT: Religious Clashes Kill 11 In Nigeria; Thousands Displaced

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

nigeria_pastorsule_house1BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people remained displaced Wednesday, February 25, by religious clashes in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi which left at least 11 people dead and 100 hospitalized, Christian rights investigators and police said.

Egypt Christians In Jail For Violating Ramadan

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Six Christian brothers who refused to close their cafe during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, were behind bars in Egypt Saturday, February 21, after they were sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor, a rights group confirmed.

Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision

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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.

Egypt Releases Christian Rights Activist

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service 12egypta190CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights activist and Internet writer spent his first weekend in freedom Saturday, February 14, after he was suddenly released by Egyptian security forces.

NEWS WATCH: Somalia Pirates Release Ukrainian Ship

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife at BosNewsLife News Center ap_ukraine_faina_ransom210_BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine says a cargo ship laden with weapons, which was held by pirates off the coast of Somalia since September, has been freed, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, February 6.

Eritrea Police Raid Church Service; Dozens Detained

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By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos presidentASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Eritra have detained dozens of Christians during a church service as part of a major crackdown on Christian worship, shortly after news emerged that at least two believers died this month in a military concentration camp, rights investigators told BosNewsLife Thursday, January 29.

Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar coptbeatenCAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.