Somaliland Frees Christian Couple Jailed For Evangelism
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HARGEISA, SOMALILAND (BosNewsLife)-- A married Christian couple detained for evangelizing in Muslim-majority Somaliland have neem released, well-informed...
Kenya Christians Ask Protection After Militants Kill Teacher
By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Kenya have asked for protection after Islamic militants killed a Christian teacher in an elementary school and kidnapped two colleagues as part of a wider crackdown, BosNewsLife learned.
Somalia Militants Kill Woman For Christian Faith
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Somalia face new challenges after suspected Islamic militants managed to enter the capital Mogadishu where they murdered a young woman for openly professing her faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife learned. Sufia was at home with her parents when armed men, who were believed to belong to the al-Shabab group, burst into her home, Christians said.
NEWS ALERT: Prayers Urged After Somalia Militants Behead Two Christians
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers on Tuesday, April 1, asked prayers for two young daughters of a Christian mother who was reportedly publicly executed along with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ.
Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013
By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012, according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.
Kenya Salvation Army Church Torched; Four Killed
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Special Correspondent Paul Jongas in the region NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya's troubled port city of Mombasa were on edge Saturday, October 5, after Muslim mobs torched a Salvation Army church in riots that killed four people and injured at least seven others. Friday's attack against the Salvation Army, an international Christian charity, came shortly after gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Ibrahim Amor, a popular Muslim cleric, and the three of his associates.
Christians Mourn Victims Kenya, Pakistan Amid Global Crackdown on Christianity
By BosNewsLife Africa and Asia Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Canter and Xavier P. William in Peshawar NAIROBI/PESHAWAR (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Africa and Asia tried to come to terms Friday, September 27, with the aftermath of attacks by Islamic militants that left at least some 150 people dead and hundreds injured, amid global concerns that devoted Christians are increasingly singled out by terrorists.
Somalia Militants Execute Christian Convert
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.
Somalia Militants Kill Christian Widow; 5 Children Orphaned
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia feared more violence Monday, April 29, after Islamic militants reportedly killed the widow of a Christian who was slain for his faith in December, leaving the couple’s five children orphaned.
Somalia Christian Convert Feared Dead After Islamic Kidnapping
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian convert who was captured and reportedly tortured by Islamic militants in Somalia remained missing Friday, April 19, and there were fears he may have died.