INDONESIA: Female Pastor Murdered
  • 28 March 2019

A young female pastor was found dead this week in the Oki District of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The body of Pastor Melinda Zidemi was found on Tuesday. Melinda Zidemi was a pastor and church activist in the Sungai Baung area. The “polite” and “kind” pastor was well known by locals and plantation workers alike as […]

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NIGERIA: Father’s Joy at Voice of Abducted Daughter
  • 30 August 2018

The father of a Nigerian schoolgirl being held by Islamist militant group since February has told the BBC he is delighted to hear her voice in a recently released audio recording. “It really is her voice. Before, I thought she wasn’t even alive,” Nathan Sharibu told BBC Pidgin. His daughter was kidnapped along with more […]

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NIGERIA: Father and Son Killed
  • 07 September 2017

A father and son were killed, and three women and a baby abducted, in an attack in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, in the largely Muslim area of Tudun Wada. At around 8pm on 15 August, armed men, believed to be local Muslims, attacked the house of Baba Kale Dankali, 62, a local Christian, and […]

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CAMEROON: Eight Children Killed, Six Kidnapped
  • 31 August 2017

After a period of relative calm, the Far North region of Cameroon, along the Nigerian border, has witnessed an upsurge of attacks by Boko Haram. On 17 August, a church elder was killed in a night raid carried out by the radical Islamist group on Moskota village. Adamu Nguda, formerly a church elder in Mouldougwa, […]

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AFGHANISTAN: Attack at Mission Guest House
  • 15 June 2017

Two women working for a Swedish mission, known as Operation Mercy, were targeted by unknown attackers at their guest house in Kabul on 20 May. A German national and her Afghan guard were tragically killed, while a woman from Finland was kidnapped. All the mission’s other staff members, both national and international, are accounted for […]

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