Christians “Detained, Beaten” In Indian Ocean Nations

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians on the predominantly Muslim islands of Pemba and the Comoros archipelago faced another tense day Monday, December 8, amid fresh reports that believers have been beaten, detained and banished for their faith.

Militants Torch Tanzania Church

By BosNewsLife Africa ServiceVOM-Tanzania-Christians 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 Priest Survives Acid Attack; “Militants” Detained

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 300px-fort-zanzibarZANZIBAR 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.

Zanzibar Christians Fear More Attacks After Church Burnings, Evictions

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 300px-fort-zanzibarZANZIBAR CITY, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians on Tanzania's Zanzibar Island anticipated more attacks against them Wednesday, July 1, as two churches were reportedly burned over the weekend by suspected militants opposing the spread of Christianity on the Muslim dominated semi-autonomous territory.

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.

Tanzania Christmas Without Murdered Youth Leader

By BosNewsLife Africa Service VOM-Tanzania-Christians 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.

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.  

Tanzania Court Acquits Christian Evangelists Of ”Illegal Preaching”

By BosNewsLife Africa Service DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian evangelists were free Sunday, August 15, after a court in Tanzania acquitted them of “illegal preaching”, trial observers said.

Tanzania Detains Six After Deadly Church Blast

By BosNewsLife Africa Service tanzaniaDODOMA, 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.