Somalia Militants Murder Christian Amid Doubts About Government

By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIAMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- There were fresh fears Saturday, March 2, that Somalia's new government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would be unable to protect the tiny Christian minority after news emerged that suspected Islamic militants shot dead a Christian in the coastal city of Kismayo.

Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who converted to Christianity in Egypt was in hiding Sunday, March 8, after Islamic lawyers demanded that he be executed on charges of "apostasy," Egyptian Christians and rights investigators monitoring the trial said.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Takes Over US Interests In Turbulent Libya

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it has taken over the United States' diplomatic and consular interests in Libya, after Washington closed down its embassy in the turbulent North African nation.

‘Egypt Militants Threaten To Kill More Christians; Believers Urge Prayers’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt have requested prayer after suspected Islamic militants killed four Christians in recent weeks and threatened to murder more believers, rights activists said Monday, February 20.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, November 25.

Nigeria Offers $1.8 Million Dollar For Militants After Killing of Christians (Update)

(ADDS DENIAL ABOUT REPORTED MASSACRE, CHANGES HEADLINE AND LEAD) By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's army said Saturday, November 24, that it offers $1.8 million for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, amid fresh reports of deadly attacks against Christians and other people.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Evangelicals Mourn Murdered Journalists, Church Members

By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's evangelical Church of Christ was mourning Tuesday, April 27, after Nigerian Muslims killed two journalists working for a church publication and two church members in the troubled Bauchi state.

NEWS ALERT: Al-Qaida Kills US Christian Aid Worker In Mauritania

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 0216-mauritania-mosque1NOAUKCHOTT, MAURITANIA (BosNewsLife)-- An American aid worker has been shot and killed in Mauritania by suspected Islamic militants of the Al-Qaida network because he was involved in spreading Christianity in the African nation, several Christian groups confirmed Friday, June 26.