Somalia Islamic Militants Behead Four Christian Orphanage Workers

By BosNewsLife Africa Service somalia_2101MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia faced a tense day Thursday, August 13, amid fresh reports that fighters of the country's main Islamic insurgent group al-Shabab beheaded four Christian aid workers for refusing to renounce their faith in Christ.

MISSION WATCH: Italian Nuns Murdered In Burundi

By BosNewsLife Africa Service sistersvatiBUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis on Monday, September 8, expressed his condolences  for the violent deaths of three elderly Italian nuns in Burundi, underscoring the dangers of missionaries working in the region.

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Releases Pastors On Death Row But Travel Ban Remains

By BosNewsLife Africasudan-map-2 Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors who faced the death penalty on controversial charges of espionage and other crimes have been freed, but authorities do not allow them to leave Sudan, Christians told BosNewsLife.

Morocco Security Forces Raid Bible Study Group; American Deported

By BosNewsLife News Center RABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Moroccan security forces raided a Bible study group and detained 18 Moroccans while deporting an American citizen, BosNewsLife learned Friday, February 12.

Egypt Christian Mother Wins Custody Of Twins; Loses Religious Battle

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.

‘Group Seeks Massacre Niger Christians’

By BosNewsLife Africa Service NIAMEY, NIGER (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamist group Boko Haram has threatened to kill all Christians in south-eastern Niger unless they leave the...

Thousands Flee After Beheading Of Christians In Mozambique

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE (BosNewsLife)-- Aid workers say thousands of desperate people, many of them Christians,...

Dozens of Churches Destroyed In Tanzania; East Africa Violence Spreading

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian worship places have been destroyed by Islamic extremists in Tanzania and church leaders are fleeing its heavily Muslim island of Zanzibar, as the persecution of Christians spreads throughout East Africa, a human rights chief said Monday, November 12.

BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped Girl Escapes Boko Haram Kidnappers

By BosNewsLife Africa Service imageABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls and women abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police and a parent have confirmed.

Christians Protest Egypt’s ‘Islamic Constitution’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)–- Hundreds of Christians were preparing Monday, July 30, for a massive protest outside Egypt's Constitutional court to demand the dissolution of what they view as an Islamist-dominated assembly tasked with writing the country’s new constitution, rights activists said.