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Sudan

SUDAN: Believers Charged for Protesting Takeover

In April 2017, a group of Christians had gathered to prevent the confiscation and sale of a church-owned school in Omdurman. The three-day protest ended when police arrested several men. Soon afterwards, an armed mob attacked the women remaining at the scene. Several men rushed

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Nigeria

NIGERIA: Missing Chibok Girls Feared Dead

After relatives and activists commemorated on Saturday the 4th anniversary of the Chibok girls’ kidnapping, there are now fears that many of over 100 girls still missing will never return home. Of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on 14 April 2014, 57 escaped,

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NIGERIA: Kidnapped Leah Sends Message Home

Leah Sharibu, the Nigerian Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram, reportedly asked her released friends to pass her mother a message, which read: “My mother you should not be disturbed. I know it is not easy missing me, but I want to

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algeria

ALGERIA: Churches Closed as Repression Escalates

Algeria’s Presidential Decree of March 2006 made any form of witness to Muslims a criminal offence. Amendments to the law in June 2007 mandated that Christian activities could only take place within government-approved associations and structures. The repressive measures are the efforts of a regime

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pakistan

PAKISTAN: ISIS Claims Murders of 4 Christians

ISIS says it was behind a terrorist attack on a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan, that killed four people on Easter Monday. The relatives had been riding in a rickshaw when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on them. Three men and a woman died in the

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nigeria

NIGERIA: Christian Girl Remains Captive

A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam. Leah Sharibu was among 111 schoolgirls who were kidnapped on 19 February from the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the north-eastern town of

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banlgadesh

BANGLADESH: Christian Brothers Beaten and Threatened

A Hindu man named Bhargav heard the Gospel and came to faith in Christ. A week later, he shared his faith with a Muslim friend, who didn’t respond to the Gospel but told his Hindu neighbour about Bhargav’s conversion. The Hindu neighbour then spread the

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iraq

IRAQ: Revival of Life in Qaraqosh

For many Christian families in Qaraqosh, this Easter is particularly special, as they will be celebrating it at home for the first time since fleeing the city in 2014. The city, located in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, was occupied by the Islamic State group for

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PAKISTAN: Family Attacked for Building Church Wall

Five members of a Christian family in north-east Pakistan were attacked and injured as they helped to build a wall around their church on Sunday 4 March. As church members were inside praying, George Masih, 70, was overseeing the construction of the building project which

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IRAQ: Christian Family Stabbed to Death

An Assyrian Christian family of three were murdered in their home in a predominantly Shia neighbourhood in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday 8 March. Dr Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a radiologist, his wife Dr Shaza Malik Dinno, gynaecologist and her elderly mother, Khairiyah Dawood Abada,

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ghana

GHANA: Upsurge of Religious Tensions

At least four churches have been banned from holding services at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in the northern city of Tamale. Stadium authorities have refused to renew their licences to operate, while allowing numerous other religious and political organisations to continue. In mid-February, the four

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MALAYSIA: Kidnapped Pastor Still Missing

For more than a year, Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh has been missing. On 13 February 2017, masked men forced his vehicle to stop, pulled him from the car, and then drove away with both vehicles – all captured in broad daylight by CCTV cameras. Despite

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INDONESIA: Evangelist Arrested on False Charges

Well-known Christian apologist and former Muslim Abraham Ben Moses was arrested on the evening of 5 December 2017, after authorities learned of a video in which he questions Muhammad’s teachings and shares the Gospel with a Muslim taxi driver. The 53-year-old evangelist, from Tangerang, Java,

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uganda

UGANDA: High Cost of Faith in Eastern Region

Uganda’s population is 85% Christian, with a Christian president and a secular constitution which guarantees religious freedom. However, persecution with impunity is becoming prevalent in the Muslim-dominated Eastern Region. Munabi Abudallah put his faith in Christ on 20 January and within 24 hours had lost

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KENYA: Students Attacked in High School Clash

On the night of 23 January, several students at a high school beat and stabbed fellow classmates for refusing to convert to Islam. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi due to the complaints of the Muslim students –

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PAKISTAN: Killer of Christian Student Freed

The Multan High Court has ordered the release on bail of Ahmed Raza, the Muslim student arrested for killing Sharoon Masih, 17, his classmate of Christian faith. The latter was beaten to death after being found “guilty” of drinking from the same water dispenser as

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uganda-regina

UGANDA: Refusal to Convert Ends in Tragedy

A Christian woman has been brutally attacked with a machete by her Muslim husband for refusing to convert to his religion. The attack led to the death of the woman’s one-week-old twins. Regina Navatovu, 35, lived with her husband, Asuman Sekidde, in Bumogolo village in

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TANZANIA: Punished and Bullied Because of his Faith

A young boy who is one of only two Christians at his school in Zanzibar has been punished by teachers and bullied by students because of his faith. One day a group of Muslim boys locked him in an outhouse for several hours, and another

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Awakened to the Truth

Born in Indonesia and coming from a devout Muslim family, Jacob was no different from any of the other Muslim children. His indoctrination into the Muslim faith began at a very young age. From kindergarten and into primary and high school years, Jacob was forced

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