Islamic Terrorists Threaten to Execute Nigerian Pastor if Ransom Is Not Paid in 1...

A Christian cleric, Bulus Yikura, has appealed to the Nigerian government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to negotiate with Boko Haram for...
Parents of students who were abducted in Jangede, Nigeria, arrived Friday to their school to seek information.

More Than 300 Girls Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction

Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, police said in a statement Friday, the latest in a rising tide of...
Muslims Can Now Assist Christians in Building Churches in Egypt, But Persecution Hasn’t Ended

Muslims Can Now Assist Christians in Building Churches in Egypt, But Persecution Hasn’t Ended

Egyptian Christians have long struggled to build their churches. But now, they can have Muslim help. Last month, Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam issued a fatwa (religious ruling) allowing Muslim...
Stevie Wonder Says He Is Moving Permanently to Ghana

Stevie Wonder Says He Is Moving Permanently to Ghana

Legendary singer and pianist Stevie Wonder is relocating to Ghana. The 22-time Grammy winner opened up about his decision to move out of the United States...
Three Giraffes Are Fatally Electrocuted by Low-Hanging Electricity Cables at Kenyan Wildlife Park

Three Giraffes Are Fatally Electrocuted by Low-Hanging Electricity Cables at Kenyan Wildlife Park

Three giraffes have died after walking into low-hanging electricity cables at a Kenyan wildlife park. One was killed after coming into contact with...
Who Will Save Algeria’s Closed Churches?

Who Will Save Algeria’s Closed Churches?

Algeria’s Christians hope that a one-two punch may reopen their churches. Last December, a letter from the United Nations asked the North African government to...

Pope Francis Removes Conservative African Cardinal Robert Sarah From Vatican Post

ROME— Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as head of the Vatican’s office for liturgy, removing an outspoken conservative and possible...
Witnesses Recall Church Massacre in Ethiopia’s Holy City of Axum

Witnesses Recall Church Massacre in Ethiopia’s Holy City of Axum

Bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days in Ethiopia’s holiest city. At night, residents listened in horror as hyenas fed on...

Hundreds Killed in Attacks on Ancient Churches in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Fighting in Tigray, a semi-autonomous state in northern Ethiopia, resulted in massacres at ancient religious sites as the country’s military...
The Abuna Aregawi house in the Debre Damo Monastery overlooks a cliff in Tigray, Ethiopia. | Wikimedia Commons/Fabian Lambeck

Ancient Monastery ‘Looted and Bombed’ in Ethiopia Amid Ongoing Violence

A historic monastery in Ethiopia has allegedly been looted, bombed and destroyed while one monk was reportedly killed amid ongoing violence in Tigray, the...

16 Killed, Church Burned by Suspected Islamic Rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Islamists killed three soldiers and 13 civilians and burnt down a church in a raid on...
Christians in the Congo Face Growing Violence From Islamic Extremists

Christians in the Congo Face Growing Violence From Islamic Extremists

EASTERN CONGO (BP) – Spiraling Islamic terrorism that has killed more than 100 people in a two-week span in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

565,000 Displaced, 2,500 Killed Amid Rise of Islamic Extremism in Mozambique Since 2017

Violent extremist attacks that have led to the displacement of over half-a-million people and more than 1,300 civilian deaths in northern Mozambique in recent...
At Least One Abducted Chibok Girl Free from Boko Haram Captivity in Nigeria After 7 Years

At Least One Abducted Chibok Girl Free from Boko Haram Captivity in Nigeria After...

At least one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram seven years ago from the town of Chibok – in northeast Nigeria – has escaped captivity, according to Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors UK and Ireland. According to the charity’s sources, other captives – not...
Armed Robbers Attack Nighttime Church Service in Ghana, 2-year-one among 3 Injured

Armed Robbers Attack Nighttime Church Service in Ghana, 2-year-one among 3 Injured

Suspected armed robbers attacked a church in the West African country of Ghana Saturday, leaving three wounded during a nighttime service. Police sources told Daily Mail...
Islamist Militants Fuel Christian Persecution in Kenya

Islamist Militants Fuel Christian Persecution in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The majority of this East African country’s population is Christian, and churches are free to proliferate. It’s also not unusual...

5 Churches Burned Down in a Village in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Arsonists set five church buildings on fire and threw feces on the charred structures from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24...
Kaleb of Atlanta on The Lives of the Saints: Saint Fulvianus Matthew, Prince and Bishop of Ethiopia

Kaleb of Atlanta on The Lives of the Saints: Saint Fulvianus Matthew, Prince and...

Kaleb of Atlanta (@PatriarchPrimus) is an Orthodox Christian under the spiritual care of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). His intent is to spread...
Mystery disease which ’causes people to throw up blood’ reportedly kills ‘at least 15 victims’ in Tanzania

Mystery disease which ’causes people to throw up blood’ reportedly kills ‘at least 15...

A mystery disease which causes people to throw up blood has killed at least 15 people, it has been reported. The unidentified illness in Tanzania...

70 Christians Released From Prison in Eritrea

CSW has been informed that 70 Christians from evangelical and orthodox backgrounds were recently released from three prisons in Eritrea.  On 1 February, 21 female...