By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- At least scores of Christians were believed to be among those killed after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared an end to a four-day standoff with Islamic militants, who attacked a shopping mall and very specifically targeted non-Muslims.
(CHANGING DEATH TOLL IN LEAD) By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, September 22, about the plight of Christians and other non-Muslims trapped in a popular high-end shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, after fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida stormed the complex in an attack that left at least 69 people dead and 175 injured.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Somalia faced more violence Tuesday, June 25, after news emerged that Islamic militants publicly executed a young man because he was a Christian.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewslife)-- Two evangelical pastors were among some 16 Christians recovering from serious injuries Thursday, June 13, after suspected Islamic militants on a motorbike threw an explosive device into their church compound in southeastern Kenya, police and church officials said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewslife)-- Christians in Kenya were mourning Friday, February 8, the death of two Somali pastors who were reportedly murdered by suspected Islamic militants. Abdi Weli and another unidentified Christian were shot dead in a main market of the eastern city Garissa late Wednesday, February 7, local Christians and rights activists told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Triumphs amid trials marked BosNewsLife's November 4-November 10 newsweek with a Pakistani evangelist managing to distribute Bibles in areas hit by reported Islamic violence, the Middle East's largest Christian community embracing a new leader, while in Africa Christians died in attacks.
(ADDS LATEST ATTACK ON CHURCH IN KENYA, MORE DETAILS) By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)– Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab uses converts from religious Christianity to Islam to carry out attacks against churches in neighboring Kenya as part of what they call a "holy war", or Jihad, officials said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, November 4.
>Hungary has Europe's "most restrictive" church registration law >Concerns over Western countries Britain, Spain, Netherlands By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- At least 200 million Christians suffer discrimination and persecution worldwide, including even in European Union countries such as Hungary, which now has Europe's "most restrictive" church registration law, according to a new report obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, October 18.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI/ABUJA (BosNewsLife)-- A grenade attack by suspected Islamist militants rocked an Anglican church in Kenya's capital Nairobi killing a nine-year-old boy and injuring several others, the church and police said Sunday, September 30.
(ADDS RISING DEATH TOLL AND INJURIES, DETAILS) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife's Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- At least 17 people died and over 60 were injured when suspected Islamic militants threw grenades and opened fire in two churches in northeastern Kenya, authorities said Sunday, July 1.