BREAKING NEWS: Future Christians Uncertain As Egypt’s Mubarak Resigns (UPDATE)

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>President Obama Speaks Of "History Taking Place" >Churches Expect Change To Constitution >Army Now In Power By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Amid the largest protests in his three decades rule, Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday, February 11, but the future of the country's Christian minority remained uncertain as there was concern about the growing influence of Islamic hardliners in this mainly Muslim nation.

US Copts Protest Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

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By BosNewsLife News Center 0818-copt-dc-0035WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Coptic Christians in the United States will protest against an "increase" in Islamic attacks against Egypt's Christian minority and the "refusal" by authorities to halt the violence, organizers said Monday, December 14.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Hundreds Killed In Post Election Violence

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northern Nigeria were among those mourning Saturday, April 30, amid reports that hundreds of people were killed in sectarian violence triggered by opposition protests against President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory in recent elections.

NEWS ALERT: Over Dozen Christians Killed As Chaos Rages In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- More than a dozen Christians have been killed in Egypt after security forces withdrew from key areas and rioters attacked Christian homes and churches, Christians missionaries said Wednesday, February 2.

BREAKING NEWS: Muslim Militants Kill Convert In Somalia–report

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIA/MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia faced a tense day Tuesday, July 21, after Al Shabaab Islamist rebels shot and killed Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman because he converted from Islam to Christianity, witnesses said.

NEWS ALERT: Somalia Gunmen Kidnap Nuns, Government Confirms

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MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somali gunmen who kidnapped two Italian nuns during a raid on a Kenyan border town have taken them across the border deeper into Somalia, government officials said Tuesday, November 11.The abducted nuns' missionary group, the Movimento Contemplativo Missionario Padre de Foucauld, named them as Caterina Giraudo, 67, and Maria Teresa Olivero, 60. Witnesses said the armed men seized the women from their homes Monday, November 10, in the town of El Wak. They claimed kidnappers stole at least two vehicles.Italy's Foreign Ministry said Italian envoys in Kenya and the Vatican representative were working with local authorities to secure the nuns' freedom.RESCUE EFFORTS Somali officials said they were working around the clock to find the nuns. "We've been searching for the nuns and the bandits since last night and there's no trace of them," Hussein Sheikh Hassan, administrator of El Wak district in Somalia, told Reuters news agency. He added that the kidnappers were apparently heading towards Garbahaarey, about 175 km (110 miles) northeast of El Wak town."We are finding it very difficult to trail them. We ask Kenya's government to cooperate and help us coordinate the search ... We'll welcome any Kenyan delegation, whether security or elders, so as to rescue the nuns and recover the cars," Hassan was quoted as saying. MORE DANGER The kidnapping underscored the danger faced my Christian missionaries. Somali bandits have carried out an increasing number of kidnappings, often targeting foreigners or Somalis working with international organizations.In the latest show of force by the hardline Islamist al Shabaab group, its fighters seized two southern towns, Bulamarer and Qoryoley in the Lower Shabelle region, on Tuesday, November 11, news reports said.Battles between the Islamists and local militia also killed six people in El Dheer, in Galgadud region, and al Shabaab gunmen in trucks mounted with heavy weapons were also said to be heading towards Merka town, local officials said. Last week, gunmen stormed an airstrip in central Somalia, abducting four European aid workers and their two pilots.END

Egypt Christian Mother Wins Custody Of Twins; Loses Religious Battle

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service twins1-150x1501CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian mother has won custody of her twins but Egypt's highest court ruled they can not be recognized as Christians, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, June 25.

Detained Coptic Blogger Forced To Convert To Islam

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service haninazeer-11CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic Christian blogger, who has been detained for over a year in Egypt after criticizing authorities, is "being pressured" by violent prison authorities to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom, attorneys and rights activists said.

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.

Tanzania Court Acquits Christian Evangelists Of ”Illegal Preaching”

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian evangelists were free Sunday, August 15, after a court in Tanzania acquitted them of “illegal preaching”, trial observers said.

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