BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed As Militants Attack Nigeria Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria_christians1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people were killed in northeastern Nigeria when suspected Islamic militants sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday, June 29, near the town of Chibok, where more than 200 Christian schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, local residents and survivors said.

Egypt In “Arab Winter” Amid Postponed Ballot And Anti-Christian Violence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's election commission failed Sunday to set a date for the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, adding to Western concerns about the plight of minority Christians as Islamists have increased their influence.

Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision

BosNewsLife Middle East Service mario_andrew1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of two 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat was preparing legal action Saturday, February 21, after receiving the right to challenge a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father.

Kenya Christian Students Injured In School Attack

By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian students in Kenya are recovering from injuries after they were beaten and stabbed for refusing to convert to Islam, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, February 11.

Libya “Detains” And “Tortures” Four Christians For Leaving Islam, Group Says

BosNewsLife News Center gaddafiTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya's feared intelligence service has "detained and tortured" four Christians for converting from Islam, as part of a wider crackdown on people embracing Christianity, human rights group said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, March 12.

BREAKING NEWS: Church: ‘Up To 2,000 People Massacred In Nigeria’ (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos and David Maggiore OTHER360665_ArticoloABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of Africa's most influential church leaders has urged prayers after Islamist group Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria in what would be its worst single atrocity.

Islamic Militants Kidnap 100 Eritrean Christians In Libya, Sudan

By BosNewsLife Africa Service eritrea_wire1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have abducted some 100 Eritrean Christians, including women and children, in two separate kidnappings in Libya and Sudan, well-informed activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.

Swine Flu Slaughter Of Pigs Threatens Egypt’s Christians’ Livelihood

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos large_77444_71942CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The livelihood of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians in Cairo and other areas was threatened Wednesday, May 6, as Egypt's government announced it would go ahead with slaughtering the country's pigs to combat swine flu and improve hygienic conditions.

Tanzania Detains Six After Deadly Church Blast

By BosNewsLife Africa Service tanzaniaDODOMA, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzanian authorities have detained six people, including four from Saudi Arabia, after an attack that killed two people and injured dozens during a mass at a church, officials said Monday, May 6. The Vatican's ambassador escaped unharmed, BosNewsLife learned.

Sudan Authorities Demolish Church And Detain Dozens

sudan-map-2 By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese authorities have detained dozens of devoted Christians and demolished part of the main church building of their evangelical congregation as part of an escalating crackdown against non-Muslims, Christians confirmed Thursday, December 4.