NEWS ALERT: Town In Shock As Nigeria Army Kills Six Christians

By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NIGERIANTROOPSONPATROLABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Wednesday, March 11, to the streets of Nigeria's troubled town of Gidan-Waya in Kaduna State after at least six Christians were killed here by Nigerian soldiers, officials and residents said. The shooting during Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church underscored the tense relationship between local Christians and government forces.

Christians Concerned About Kidnapped Missionaries In Mali

By BosNewsLife Africa Service TIMBUKTU, MALI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians have expressed concerns about the plight of kidnapped Christian missionaries after a group linked to the al-Qaida terror network released a video showing six foreign hostages.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Christian Conference Cancelled Over Security Concerns

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 389191CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A gathering of Christian leaders from across the Middle East that was to be held in Egypt next month has been postponed due to "security concerns," organizers confirmed to BosNewsLife Saturday, November 14.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Flee Deadly Violence In Ethiopia; Churches Burned

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are fleeing violence in western Ethiopia where Muslim extremists killed several Christians and burned dozens of churches, rights activists and officials said Wednesday March 9.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Egypt, Libya Fear Attacks As Film Protests Kill US Ambassador

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from the region TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Egypt and Libya faced potential violence Wednesday, September 12, after American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three staff members were killed when gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Militants Attack Kenya Church; 4 Killed

By BosNewsLife Africa Service likoniattackMOMBASA, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants burst into a crowded church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday, March 23, killing as many as four people and injuring 17 others, local Christians and officials said. Witnesses said at least two gunmen began shooting indiscriminately after interrupting Sunday's worship service of the Joy Jesus Church congregation in Likoni, located across a deep-water channel from Mombasa city.

NEWS ALERT: Third US Missionary Infected With Ebola Virus (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Serviceb MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BosNewsLife)– An American Christian doctor in Liberia has become the third known Christian missionary to suffer of the potentially deadly Ebola virus, a mission group confirmed.

Algeria Closing Churches In Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two more churches have been closed by courts in Muslim-dominated Algeria...

Mounting Concerns Over Sinai Hostages With Egypt In Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, February 13, about the future of hostages held by human traffickers in Egypt's Sinai Desert, including children, amid an uncertain security situation following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak after unprecedented protests against his rule.

Eritrea’s “Repressive Government” May Use European Aid Package, Groups Warn

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife eritrea_pastor1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Four religious liberty groups urged the European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, Wednesday, April 1, "to ensure that aid money” allocated to Eritrea "reaches and benefits the people of that country," amid concerns it may only reach "one of the most repressive" governments of Africa.