Africa News

South Sudan celebrates one year of independence

Originally published in Charisma News Jubilant celebrations greeted the independence of South Sudan one year ago. But since then, the fledgling country has lurched from one crisis to another. On July 9, the country marked its first anniversary as an independent state. Arthur Mist, a World Vision program manager for […]

Two Kenyan churches attacked; at least 17 dead

Barnabas Aid helping victims By Compass Direct News and barnabasaid Attackers with guns and hand-grenades killed at least 17 people and wounded scores more during worship services at two churches on Sunday in Kenya. Three of those killed were children. Two were police officers standing guard over one of the […]

Sudanese authorities demolish two church buildings

By Compass Direct News JUBA, South Sudan — Athorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools, sources told Compass. Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Housing of the local government authority on June 18 sent bulldozers that destroyed a church building belonging […]

Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi declared Egypt president, sparking fears for religious minorities

Originally published in Christian Post The Muslim Brotherhood candidate in the Egypt presidential elections, Mohamed Morsi, has been officially declared the winner by election regulators. However, the result has immediately sparked concerns for religious minorities in the country, and whether the Brotherhood will look to build a conservative Islamic state. […]

Christians hail dissolution of Egyptian parliament

Election irregularities cited in election that ushered in Islamist majority By Wayne King — Compass Direct News   Christians in Egypt welcomed yesterday’s court decision to dissolve the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities.    The decision offered hope for Christians, many of whom were convinced the country was about […]