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.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Muslim Militants Blamed For Deadly Violence Against Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to the central Nigerian city of Jos Tuesday December 2, amid fresh allegations that suspected Muslim militants used a dispute over local elections to attack churches, leaving hundreds dead and thousands fleeing their homes, this weekend.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds Dead As Christians, Muslims Clash In Nigeria

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least some 400 people have been killed and thousands forced to flee their homes in the central Nigerian city of Jos where Christians and Muslims clashed in the worst sectarian violence in Africa's most populous nation in years.Fighting began Friday, November 28, amid a dispute over the result of a local election, witnesses said Saturday, November 29.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians, Jews Among Those Killed In Mumbai Attacks

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from India MUMBAI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian security forces regained control of Mumbai Saturday, November 29, after the worst terrorist assault in the country's history killed nearly 200 people, including Christians and Jews, officials said. Some 60 hours after a group of gunmen threw India's commercial capital into bloody chaos by attacking a train station, hospitals, hotels and other high profile targets, officials said all of the suspected Islamic militants were killed or captured.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Launches New Crackdown On Christians; 110 Arrests Reported

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(BosNewsLife)-- Eritrea's government has launched a fresh crackdown on Christians with reports that at least 110 evangelical believers have been detained since last week, a well-informed rights group said Wednesday, November 26.

Egypt’s ‘Pope’ Bans Worship Service After Sectarian Clashes

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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Tuesday, November 25, to a suburb of Cairo after Coptic Pope Shenuda III banned Egyptian Christians from praying in a church-owned building there following clashes with Muslims, the latest in a series of sectarian clashes.