Kidnapping & Torture of Sudanese Christian Woman in Egypt Spotlights Persecution

JUBA, South Sudan, January 31, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim...

Conflict Between Brothers Splits Abayudaya Jewish Community in Uganda

MBALE, Uganda (RNS) — During a recent Shabbat service here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms....

Grieving Christians Baffled by Aggression of Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

JAGINDI, Nigeria, January 29, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Christians in a village in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, don’t understand why Muslim Fulani...

Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Allowing Muslim Hijab in Christian Schools

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — An emotional debate over whether Muslim students may wear hijab in Christian schools took a new turn last week (Jan....

Kenyan Christian Beaten and Arrested by Muslim Police Officers

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 25, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim policemen on Saturday (Jan. 19) beat and arrested a Christian man on the outskirts of...
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, left, stands next to Oby Ezekwesili, a coordinator of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign, at the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria. The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is dropping out of the race for Nigeria's presidency, it was announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Oby Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to seek the presidency in Nigeria, where politics, as in many African nations, have long been dominated by men. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, file)

Nigeria’s Top Female Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, Who Led Campaign to Free Kidnapped Schoolgirls, Drops...

The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists said Thursday she was dropping out of the...
Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as president on Thursday in Congo's first peaceful handover of power [Olivia Acland/Reuters]

Congo’s New President Felix Tshisekedi is Sworn Into Office

Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi has been sworn in as the new president, cementing the Central African nation’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence nearly...

Kenya’s Clergy Urge All Faiths to Account for Their Youth After Terrorist Attack

MUCHATHA, Kenya (RNS) – When pastors and priests in this Nairobi suburb preach to their flocks, violent extremism is rarely a topic. A coffee-growing area...
FILE PHOTO: Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, gestures to supporters at party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo

Political Crisis in Congo Deepens as Top Court Rejects Challenge to Outcome of Election

Congo’s political standoff deepened on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected...

U.S. Military Says Airstrike Killed 52 Militants in Somalia

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike killed 52 militants in Somalia’s Middle Juba region on Saturday, its Africa Command said. The strike was in...

Aftermath of Deadly Nairobi Hotel Attack: Stories of Fear, Bravery, and Loss

Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die. Chepkemei, a communications...
In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 photo, an injured man is helped at a private hospital after an alleged assault by a group of uniformed soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe on Friday faced a "total internet shutdown," a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe in ‘Total Internet Shutdown’ Amid Deadly Crackdown On Protests Sparked by Fuel Price...

Zimbabwe imposed a “total internet shutdown” for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to hide growing reports of a violent crackdown...

Egyptian Police Evict Priests and Shutter Their Church After Muslim Mob Converged on the...

Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according...

Kenyan Faith Leaders Condemn Nairobi Attack as al-Shabab Takes Responsibility

Kenyan faith leaders have joined to condemn a terrorist attack in Nairobi that has left at least 14 people dead. Police say six armed militants...

East Libya Forces Launch Military Operation to Secure Oil, Gas Facilities and Fight Extremists...

Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists,...
Cars are seen on fire at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Seven People Killed in Attack On Kenyan Hotel by Somali Islamist Terror Group al-Shabaab

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and sending workers...

Al-Shabab Militants Target Christian Teachers in Northern Kenya

WAJIR, Kenya (RNS) — After the militant group al-Shabab killed three of his colleagues in a recent attack on Christian schoolteachers here, Jared Nyanchong’i packed...

13 Injured in Zimbabwe as Army Is Deployed to Disperse Fuel Protests

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers on Monday deployed in some urban areas where police clashed with protesters over fuel hikes, deepening the sense...

Doctors’ Strike in Zimbabwe Cripples Health System

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors...
In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, a family collects the body of their son who died at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. The family who blamed the death of their son on the doctors strike said they were devastated. A doctors strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of promise a year ago with the departure of longtime leader Robert Mugabe but now faces economic collapse.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Doctors’ Strike in Zimbabwe Cripples Country’s Health System

A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs...