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

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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 Convert Wins Rare Victory; Other Waits

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 641671230_50336de59cCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- An Egyptian convert to Christianity was looking forward Monday, January 18, to be recognized as a Christian by the state, after spending 31 years officially identified as a Muslim, but another convert was so far refused such an opportunity Christians said.

Detained British Missionary Couple Plea For Clemency

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By Mary Priddy, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent _45274362__45269874_-153-150x1501BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BosNewsLife) -- A British missionary couple sentenced to one year jail terms with hard labor for "sedition" in The Gambia, has "apologized" to the government of President Yahya Jammeh and asked him for clemency through a letter read on national television.

BREAKING NEWS: The Gambia Sentences British Missionaries To Hard Labor Prison

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from The Gambia 0_61_123008_gambia_couple5BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BosNewsLife) -- Two British missionaries spent New Year behind bars in The Gambia after being sentenced to one-year jail terms with hard labor for allegedly criticizing the government of President Yahya Jammeh, who critics say has led the tiny African nation with an iron fist.

The Gambia Sentences British Missionaries To Hard Labor Prison

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from The Gambia _45274362__45269874_-153BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BosNewsLife) -- Two British missionaries spent New Year behind bars in The Gambia after being sentenced to one-year jail terms with hard labor for allegedly criticizing the government of President Yahya Jammeh, who critics say has led the tiny African nation with an iron fist.

BREAKING NEWS: Eritrea Christians Apparently Killed In Massive Detentions

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16eritrea-600ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Several churches in Eritrea were without their leaders and other believers Sunday, December 21, as a government-backed campaign of mass arrests reached the capital Asmara amid fears several detainees died of mistreatment, Christians said.

The Gambia Jails British Missionary Couple

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missionariesBANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian missionary couple from Britain remained behind bars in The Gambia Saturday, December 20, and was due in court on Christmas Eve, for allegedly undermining the government of autocratic President Yahya Jammeh.

Nigeria Authorities Detain 500 After Violence Kills Pastors

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service grain1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 500 suspects remained detained Thursday, December 11, for their alleged involvement in rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians, that left at least six pastors dead and some 500 others killed.

NEWS ALERT: Somalia Christians Fear More Attacks As Ethiopian Troops Advance

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somali_rally3MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somali Christians were confronted with more violence Thursday, December 11, amid fresh reports that Ethiopian troops poured into neighboring Somalia to fight Muslim militants, who have killed and abducted Christians as part of their efforts to take over much of the country.

Christians “Detained, Beaten” In Indian Ocean Nations

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians on the predominantly Muslim islands of Pemba and the Comoros archipelago faced another tense day Monday, December 8, amid fresh reports that believers have been beaten, detained and banished for their faith.