KENYA: Two Christians Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack
  • 19 March 2020

On Wednesday 11 March, two Christians were killed, and another was abducted when suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked two vehicles on the road between Elwak and Mandera in north-eastern Kenya. This region has become a common location for the terror group to conduct attacks, in which they target non-local Christians. In the first incident the Somali-based […]

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PAKISTAN: Persecution of Christians Continues
  • 12 March 2020

Twenty-five Christians are in prison for blasphemy, six with death sentences. They include Shafqat and his wife, Shagufta. On 8 April the Christian couple will have their appeal heard by the Lahore Court of Appeal. Sentenced to death in 2014, the court found them guilty of sending blasphemous texts to an Islamic cleric, even though […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Tortured to Death for Bathing in Muslims’ Well
  • 05 March 2020

Saleem Masih, a 22-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely tortured by a Muslim landlord in Pakistan’s Kasur District because he used the landlord’s tube-well to bathe. Three days later, on 28 February, Saleem died at Lahore General Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. On 25 February, Saleem was working as a day labourer in […]

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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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BURKINA FASO: Attacks Continue
  • 30 January 2020

Burkina Faso has been facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis since the beginning of 2019. This is due to continued attacks by Islamic extremists in the northern region of the country. Continued attacks by these radicals have displaced as many as 530,000 people since January 2019. The most recent attack took place on Sunday in the […]

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