By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Sudan has ruled that two South Sudanese pastors should stand trial on "espionage" and other charges that could carry the death penalty, despite international pressure to drop the case. Following a one-day hearing, the judge said July 2 there was "enough evidence" to prosecute Pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for leaving Islam was overturned has been released after being detained again for trying to leave Sudan, her defense team said. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was seen walking out of a Khartoum police station carrying her newborn baby, after several governments pressured Sudan to release her.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A woman sentenced to be hanged to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian American citizen and refusing to renounce her faith in Christ will be "freed within days", a government official said Saturday, May 31.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in Sudan has been acquitted of "obstructing a public servant's duties", activists told BosNewsLife, but other church leaders and believers remained detained Wednesday, January 6, amid an apparent government crackdown against devoted Christians in the Islamic country.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian aid group says preparations are underway to "rescue" a further 3,400 Christians from Sudan where the "increasingly aggressive Islamic government" is "seeking to eradicate Christianity."
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- The head of Sudan's Anglican church confirmed Thursday, September 3, that armed groups are killing Christians and others in the south of this predominantly Islamic country "to disrupt a peace agreement" that ended 20 years of civil war.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting from the Middle East, Asia and Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIRUT/CAIRO/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians across the Muslim world faced turmoil Friday, September 14, as deadly protests against an anti-Islam film spread across the Middle East, Africa, and south and east Asia.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM/JUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Islamist-run Sudan have ushered in the New Year amid ongoing airstrikes by Sudanese government forces that killed at least 11 believers before and after Christmas, while two priests remained detained for converting a Muslim.