Africa News

Blast in Kenya church kills child, injures 7 others

Originally published in Christian Post A 9-year-old boy was killed and several others were hurt in a grenade attack on a children’s Sunday school class in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Sunday morning. Two of the injured are said to be critical. The children were attending a Sunday school class at […]

Ruling Islamists in Tunisia introduce blasphemy bill

Originally published in barnabasaid The ruling Islamist party in Tunisia has introduced a bill that would outlaw insulting Islam, a move criticised by human rights’ advocates as threatening freedom of speech and religion. Ennahda introduced the draft law to criminalise offences against “sacred values” in the National Constituent Assembly on […]

Egypt’s Islamist president reneges on promise of inclusive government

Originally published in barnabasaid Church leaders in Egypt have criticised Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s new government, saying that is fails to fairly represent the country’s sizeable Christian minority. Following his election in June, Morsi had promised an inclusive administration, saying that his ministers would represent a cross-section of society. He […]