Africa News

Kenya’s churches ordered again to close over Covid-19

Originally published in Uganda Christian News Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again suspended gatherings at places of worship in five counties over Covid-19, a move some church leaders are opposing. Addressing the nation Friday, Kenyatta put the nation’s capital, Nairobi, and surrounding counties under lockdown noting that the positivity rate […]

Algerian court upholds Christian’s 5-year prison sentence for sharing Muhammad cartoon

Originally published in CBN News A Christian’s five-year prison sentence for reposting a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his Facebook page three years ago has been upheld by an Algerian court.  Morning Star News (MSN) reports Farid Khemisti, the man’s attorney, said his client received the stiff sentence because […]

ISIS in Mozambique ‘beheading’ children, reports say

Originally published in Jerusalem Post Isis-linked extremists are reportedly beheading children in Mozambique, the BBC claimed on Wednesday. The global jihadist movement has largely been defeated in the Middle East, but the genocidal Islamist extremism that it once sought to bring to Iraq and Syria is now being carried out in […]

Prayer urged for South Sudan as the UN warns the country is ‘one step away from famine’

Originally published in Premier Christian News Christians are being encouraged to pray for South Sudan as the UN has warned the country is facing “its highest levels of food insecurity and malnutrition” since it gained its independence in January 2011.  The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has […]