BURKINA FASO: Coronavirus Linked to Increased Persecution
  • 19 March 2020

Pastor Mamadou Karambiri and his wife recently attended an international Christian conference in France. Unfortunately, they, in addition to a number of other delegates, became infected with coronavirus during the conference. They tested negative for COVID-19 while in France, so were allowed to return home. They were back in Burkina Faso for a week before […]

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NIGERIA: Thousands flee as Extremists Attack
  • 05 March 2020

Thousands fled for their lives as Boko Haram militants launched a five-hour attack on the town of Garkida in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. The attack on the mainly Christian town began at 7pm on Friday when hordes of extremists arrived by truck and motorbike. They ransacked houses and set them alight, as well as burning down […]

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INDIA: Children Beaten and Threatened
  • 27 February 2020

Christians in the village of Malasamudra, Karnataka were gathered for worship in the early morning of 19 January when 20 Hindu militants from the village came up the steps and began taking photos and video footage. The adults gathered, tried to stop the intruders from taking pictures of the children but were pushed away. The […]

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BURKINA FASO: Church Attack Leaves 24 Dead
  • 27 February 2020

Gunmen killed 24 people and left at least 18 wounded when they targeted a church service on 16 February in the village of Pansi. Upon entering, the attackers separated the men from the women, and locals from non-residents. They chose to kill resident men, including the church pastor. After setting the church building on fire, […]

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SRI LANKA: Pastor Harassed by Mob and Police
  • 20 February 2020

As believers gathered for worship in the village of Ihala Yakkura on the morning of 2 February, a mob of around 150 people, led by Buddhist monks, arrived and disrupted the service by questioning the owner of the premises. The pastor called the police, who were able to maintain peace until the service concluded, even […]

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