- Jun 08 2015 | 04:47pm WAT
The whole world has heard of the Chibok abduction: the 276 girls, predominantly Christians, kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria in April 2014. There are 220 still missing. But the publicity surrounding this serves to hide a more widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria. Nigeria lies on the Christian/Muslim fault-line across Africa; it passes through the middle of the country, meaning there are inherent tensions over land and identity in this area.
- Jun 01 2015 | 03:43pm WAT
Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past month have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said.
Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community in Adamawa’s Madagali Local government Area (LGA). Area residents told Newsmen that the Islamic extremist rebel group attacked at 4 a.m.
- May 11 2015 | 06:50pm WAT
Christians in Aleppo are under bombardment every day in a city that seems to have no future, according to the Chaldean bishop of the Syrian city.
Antoine Audo, Bishop of Aleppo, told Agenzia Fides of "dirty wars" in the Middle East and warned that the sufferings of Christians were being exploited by people trying to present the conflict as a religious war in order to make political gain.
- Apr 20 2015 | 09:02am WAT
Italian police said on Thursday (Apr 16) they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Italy. The deadly dispute, which saw a group of Muslim passengers allegedly attack a group of Christian passengers, coincided with reports of a new migrant drowning tragedy and comes as Italy struggles to cope with a huge influx of boat migrants.
- Apr 05 2015 | 07:55am WAT
GARISSA, Kenya — Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. Some of the Christians were targeted for beheadings, according to several reports. The shocking massacre came during “Holy Week,” the solemn week before Easter on the Christian calendar.