Islamists Behead Nigeria’s Leading Pastor As Crisis Escalates

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Stefan J. Bos ABUJA/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram says it has...

Militants Behead 11 Christians in Nigeria on Christmas Day

With reporting by Nathan Morley ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Militants of the Islamic State group (IS) have released a video purportedly showing the murder of 11...

Militants Free Kidnapped Priest in Nigeria

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by Devin Watkins ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police forces have liberated a priest in southern Nigeria who was abducted by...

Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Christians Killed In Nigeria; More Than 100 Schoolgirls Missing

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in several parts of Nigeria are mourning or searching for loved ones after new kidnappings, and raids on villages by Islamic militants killed at least some 170 people, including Christian Nigerians.

Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.

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.

‘Muslim Militants Kill 90 Christians In Nigeria’

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria face a tense Christmas after the deadliest sectarian violence in the country's recent history killed at least 90 people, aid workers and Christians say.

BREAKING: Nigeria Police Free Kidnapped Christian Amid Killing Spree

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's security forces have rescued a kidnapped Christian man after recent Muslim attacks in which at least 15 Christians died, BosNewsLife learned.

Nigeria Police Kill Suspect In Kidnapping British Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with writing by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian police say two suspects in the kidnapping of four British missionaries have been detained while a third was killed in a shootout.