Africa


Africa | Sep. 23 2018

More churches being closed in Egypt

ESNA, Egypt — Authorities in Al-Zeneeqa village closed a church Sept. 5 that had been holding worship services at the site for 18 years. The... [READ MORE]

Africa | Sep. 15 2018

Suicide bomb attack on church thwarted

CAIRO — An attempted suicide bombing Aug. 11 at a Christian church outside Cairo was foiled by Egyptian security forces, state media reported.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Sep. 14 2018

Pastor and family burned alive in attack

BARKIN LADI, Nigeria — A pastor and his family were burned alive Aug. 28 by gunmen suspected of being Fulani herdsmen. The Christian Post reported... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 5 2018

Authorities in Algeria close churches

RIKI, Algeria — A worship building was closed in Bejaia Province on July 11, the seventh closure in Algeria since November. The church of about... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 4 2018

Sudan returns closed church building

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Authorities have handed back a church building they had padlocked four years ago, according to Christian leaders in Khartoum.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 25 2018

Christians ambushed, killed in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — Two Christians died and another was seriously wounded in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on June 10. The three men were... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 25 2018

Islamist violence stops worship, injures pastor

MAZUBA, Uganda — Islamist threats against a pastor and his family have halted worship services and construction of a church in eastern Uganda.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 25 2018

Jailed Eritrean pastor released, sources say

ASMARA, Eritrea — A pastor imprisoned for more than a decade for his Christian activities has been released, according to Voice of the Martyrs.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 20 2018

Muslim mobs attack Christian churches in Egypt

Christians coerced into an out-of-court settlement following an Islamist attack on a church building in Egypt recently saw the usual outcome... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 17 2018

US urged to help curtail violence in Nigeria

WASHINGTON — The United States has a responsibility to act to curtail extremist violence in Nigeria, said religious freedom and human rights... [READ MORE]

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