Somalia’s Starving Christians Struggle After Beheading
By Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Correspondents MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)–- Hungry minority Christians in Somalia faced another struggle Sunday, September 18, after suspected Islamic militants beheaded a Christian convert and foreign aid workers were banned from reaching a dying population.
BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Triumphs Amid Trials As Churches Grow Despite ‘Holy War’
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.
BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Christians Worship As Islamic Militants Attack And Kill (Nov.11-17)
By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The November 11-17 newsweek was marked by reports of Islamic militants attacking churches and, in at least one case, beheading a young Christian man "for leaving Islam", though believers continued to gather in worship expressing their faith in Christ and in their future.
NEWS WATCH: Somalia Pirates Release Ukrainian Ship
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife at BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine says a cargo ship laden with weapons, which was held by pirates off the coast of Somalia since September, has been freed, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, February 6.
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 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.
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.
Somalia Militants Flogging Woman Over Christian Conversion
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Somali woman, who converted from Islam to Christianity. was nursing her injuries Wednesday, January 11, after she was reportedly paraded before a cheering crowd and publicly flogged as a punishment for embracing a “foreign religion.”
NEWS ALERT: Somalia Militants Kill Church Leader; Crackdown On “Non-Islamic Culture”
By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somalia's feared Islamic militant group al-Shabab has warned Christians and other residents that it will crackdown on "non-Islamic culture" across the country, after its fighters reportedly killed another Christian leader and destroyed a tomb of a moderate Muslim cleric.
NEWS ALERT: Somalia Christians Observe Pentecost Amid Gunfire, 14 Killed
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somalia's minority Christians observed Pentecost amid gunfire Sunday, May 23, as witnesses reported that at least 14 people died in clashes between pro-government troops and Muslim militants who have killed Christians and pledged to turn Somalia into a strict Islamic state.