Militants Torch Tanzania Church
By BosNewsLife Africa Service DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in a heavily Muslim area of Tanzania are without a place to worship after their church building was torched by Islamic militants, an aid group says.
Tanzania President Concerned As Militants Target Zanzibar Churches
By BosNewsLife Africa Service DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzania's president has expressed concern over religious tensions amid reports that several Christians were slightly injured in bomb attacks targeting churches and other sites on the semi-autonomous, and mainly Muslim, Zanzibar islands.
Tanzania Christmas Without Murdered Youth Leader
By BosNewsLife Africa Service DODOMA, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Grieving family members observed their first Christmas in northern Tanzania without devoted Christian youth leader Elias Lunyamila Meshack, after he was hacked to death by suspected Islamic militants.
Tanzania Priest Survives Acid Attack; “Militants” Detained
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife) -- Fifteen people, including militants of terror network al-Qaida and Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab have been detained for alleged involvement in acid attacks against a priest and more than a dozen other people on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, police said.
Tanzania Detains Six After Deadly Church Blast
By BosNewsLife Africa Service DODOMA, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzanian authorities have detained six people, including four from Saudi Arabia, after an attack that killed two people and injured dozens during a mass at a church, officials said Monday, May 6. The Vatican's ambassador escaped unharmed, BosNewsLife learned.
Dozens of Churches Destroyed In Tanzania; East Africa Violence Spreading
By BosNewsLife Africa Service
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian worship places have been destroyed by Islamic extremists in Tanzania and church leaders are fleeing its heavily Muslim island of Zanzibar, as the persecution of Christians spreads throughout East Africa, a human rights chief said Monday, November 12.
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.
Muslim Mob Burn Tanzania Churches; Militants Detained
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent DODOMA, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)– Several Christians in Tanzania were struggling to find a place to worship Sunday, November 4, after Islamic militants attacked Christians, torched at least three churches and damaged other Christian properties in the East African country's largest city, officials said.
Tanzania Christians Seek Justice After Destruction Churches
By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tanzanian Christians were seeking justice Thursday, June 14, after hundreds of supporters of a separatist Islamic group burned two church buildings in the East African nation's semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar.
Zanzibar Churches Torched; Christians Harassed
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Leaders of Christians in Zanzibar, Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago, have appealed for more religious freedom in the heavily Islamic region, after Muslim extremists allegedly destroyed at least two church buildings, while elsewhere believers were detained or harassed.
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