Tag Archives | eritrea

eritrea

ERITREA: Christian Crisis in the Horn of Africa

On 9 July 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (president since 1993) signed a “declaration of peace and friendship” and declared the “state of war” officially over. President Afwerki had long used the ‘Ethiopian threat’ as a pretext to justify

READ MORE arrow1
eritrea

ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day

More than 140 Christians were arrested as they gathered in a private courtyard in the Mai Temenai area of Asmara, in Eritrea last Friday. Our partner Release Eritrea reports that 104 women, 23 men and 14 children were arrested. The arrests came amid rising tensions

READ MORE arrow1
restricted

NIGERIA, CHINA, INDIA: Persecution Set to Rise in 2019

In Nigeria, Fulani militants look set to continue devastating attacks against Christians in the north and central Nigeria. In the first six months of 2018 alone, they killed up to 6,000 and drove 50,000 from their homes. The heavily armed Fulani militants are following in the

READ MORE arrow1
Twen-Eritrea

Prisoner’s one Request: Pray for Eritrea!

Twen Theodros has spent 13 years behind bars in Eritrea. Despite having suffered brutal treatment, this young woman, who is described as a “precious, lovely Christian” by those who know her, is more concerned about others than for her own wellbeing. VOM’s partner, Release International,

READ MORE arrow1
eritrea

ERITREA: 35 Prisoners Released!

In a surprising move, 35 prisoners of faith were released on bail from the Mai-Sirwa prison on 17 and 18 July, after serving more than four years. The 11 women and 24 men, all members of unregistered Christian churches, were mostly young people not in

READ MORE arrow1

ERITREA: Prisoner Released

Voice of the Martyrs has received confirmation that Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot (also spelled Okbamichael) has been released. VOM contacts say he is in need of medical care. Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot, senior pastor of the Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) Church became the first senior Eritrean

READ MORE arrow1
HelensSong

Helen’s Song

Helen speaks about her experience of imprisonment inside a shipping container in Eritrea and how she remained faithful to her God.

READ MORE arrow1
eritrea

ERITREA: Pray for Arrested Christian Students

Sixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released. Nearly 200 Christians have reportedly been arrested

READ MORE arrow1
eritrea

ERITREA: Pray for the Children of Believers

Fikadu Debesay, a mother of three children, died a few weeks ago at Metkel Abiet, an Eritrean detention camp. She had been imprisoned for worshiping in a Lutheran church not recognised by the government. She, along with her husband were among 33 believers arrested on

READ MORE arrow1
Eritrea-City

ERITREA: Christian Mother Dies in Prison

Fikadu Debesay, who was detained with her husband in May during raids targeting Evangelical Christians in Adi Quala town, Eritrea, has died in incarceration. The mother of three reportedly died last week in Metkel Abiet, a desert camp situated between the towns of Gahtelai and

READ MORE arrow1
Eritrea-100ChristiansDetained-SM

ERITREA: One Hundred Christians Recently Detained

The Eritrean government has stepped up its campaign against Christians, arresting almost a hundred followers of Christ in recent weeks. The arrests came as believers in the repressive East African country marked ten years since government officials placed the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch, Abune Antonios, under

READ MORE arrow1
EritreaHungerStrike

ERITREA: Christian Women Die Following Hunger Strike

Two Pentecostal Christians are reported to have died in Eritrea on 17 March, days after being transferred to a hospital from detention, where they had been on hunger strike. According to the Eritrean website Erimedrek News, the two women, who were detained in Wi’a military

READ MORE arrow1