ERITREA: Christian Crisis in the Horn of Africa
  • 13 June 2019

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 his regime’s violent and repressive dictatorship and the need for […]

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ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day
  • 23 May 2019

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 and tight security ahead of next Friday’s Independence Day celebrations. […]

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NIGERIA, CHINA, INDIA: Persecution Set to Rise in 2019
  • 10 January 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 footsteps of Boko Haram by driving Christians out of the […]

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Prisoner’s one Request: Pray for Eritrea!
  • 21 November 2018

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, recently managed through contacts to find out how she is […]

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ERITREA: 35 Prisoners Released!
  • 09 August 2018

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 leadership positions. Although all of them had signed a statement […]

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