Africa News

Kenyan presidential candidates say NO to abortion

Originally published in Christian Telegraph In a February 19 live presidential debate, dubbed The Christian Edge and organized jointly by the country’s mainstream Church leaders, Christian media, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and the Daystar University, five of the eight lined up presidential hopefuls, tackled various issues, chief among them was […]

Swaziland police break up church meeting

By VOA News – via Contact Online Weblog The national coordinator of Swaziland’s United Democratic Front, (SUDF) says the country’s police violated the constitution by disrupting church prayers organized by the group. Wandile DluDlu says despite repeated requests, the police refused to show any court order or warrant that authorized […]

Sudanese Government detains over 50 Christians

By Jeremy Reynalds –Originally published in ASSIST News Service A human rights organisation has learned that at least 55 Christians have been detained without charge by the Sudanese government for about two weeks. According to a news release from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), its sources say the group, which has […]

Four held for spreading Christianity in Libya

Originally published in Daily Times Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. “They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books […]

Pastor beheaded in Tanzania

Originally published in Christian Today  Mathayo Kachili, pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God church in Buseresere, Tanzania, was reportedly beheaded by a group of religious extremists in an attack on the church on 11 February. This was revealed by the AG News which quoted Mike McClaflin, AG World Missions […]

Terror hits the Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar

By Apolinari Tairo — Originally published in ETN Christians on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar are living with fears following frequent attacks and the Sunday (February 17) brutal killing of a Catholic priest on this Muslim-dominated island. Gunmen have shot dead a Catholic priest, Father Evarist Mushi, at the […]

Relief at liberation of Mali but great task ahead

By World Watch Monitor The liberation of the main cities of Northern Mali has created a great sense of relief and joy in the country, but the task of reconstruction and reconciliation is huge. A month after the French offensive, the Malian and African troops have regained control of the […]

Samaritan’s Purse sends emergency relief to Mozambique

Originally published in Charisma News Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency supplies and relief for thousands of families displaced by floods in Mozambique. The international Christian relief organization is coordinating relief supplies coming from three countries—by planes and across land. Officials estimate that catastrophic flooding in Mozambique displaced more than 150 […]