Uganda Is Beginning to Look Like Nigeria as Persecution Levels Rise

Churches are often targeted for destruction like this one burned down in Tanzania. (Photo courtesy of Voice of the Martyrs Canada via Facebook)

Is East Africa the next “hotspot” of persecution?

Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman says the latest uptick in Uganda is starting to look like persecution in Nigeria. “There are similar patterns that we’re seeing now happening in Uganda on a frequent basis,” he explains.

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Parallels between Uganda and Nigeria are concerning. “In the first 200 days of this year, around 3,500 Christians had already been killed (in Nigeria), which was as many as was killed last year,” Musselman says.

“When you’re looking at violence against Christians, Nigeria always pops to the top of the list.”

VOM Canada partners with churches around the world to support persecuted believers and advocate on their behalf. This year, the ministry received “more stories (reports of persecution) from Uganda than we’ve seen in previous years,” Musselman says.

See examples on VOM Canada’s website.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, by Katey Hearth


  • Ask the Lord how He wants you to respond to this story. Then, follow through in obedience.
  • Uganda is traditionally known as a safe haven for Christians. Pray believers will trust the Lord as persecution rises.

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