Nine Christians, including six Libyans, two Assemblies of God American missionaries, and a Pakistani have been arrested by Libya’s Internal Security Agency, and face possible execution on charges of apostasy from Islam and preaching Christianity, the Catholic News Agency (CNS) reports.
A new report by the international aid organization Open Doors shows that persecution against Christians in sub-Saharan Africa is now so intense that the continent is in danger of suffering a “vast humanitarian catastrophe,” the Washington Times reports.
The world and the Church were largely silent as almost 6,000 Christians around the globe were murdered by Islamic jihadists in 2022, most of them in Africa, Israeli journalist Hananya Naftali reports for the Christian Post.
President Joe Biden plans to announce at next week’s U.S.-Africa summit that his administration supports adding the African Union as a permanent member of the Group of 20 nations, according to the White House.
A call to prayer has been sent out for the release of an American Christian missionary pilot and two South African volunteers who have been jailed in Mozambique for a month since being arrested by government officials on suspicion of insurgents in the ongoing civil war, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
At least 4,000 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic jihadists this year alone, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law attested this week, the Christian Post reports. Rights groups have estimated 50,000-80,000 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic militants in the last two decades, as the Nigerian government and international community stand by and do nothing of substance to stop the slaughter.
At least nine abducted priests and other Christians remained missing in central Ethiopia on Thursday after a church deacon and others were killed by rebels in recent weeks, aid workers and others said.
U.S. President Joe Biden has come under pressure ahead of mid-term elections for saying there is “going to be a new world order” that the United States must lead.
Christian aid workers are rushing to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to east and southern Africa after an outbreak of Ebola, the highly deadly contagious disease that has already killed scores of people in recent weeks.
Authorities in Nigeria struggled Monday to get relief to more than a million people displaced by the country’s deadliest flooding in a decade.
Russia has expressed anger that the United Nations general assembly condemned its annexation of Ukrainian territories and warned that admitting Ukraine into the NATO military alliance would lead to World War III. The statements came as Ukraine’s state emergency service said it is actively searching for people trapped under rubble after another Russian strike in the country’s south, while Turkey sought an opening for peace talks.
Three more Christians were murdered in Nigeria this month during an attack by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants in majority-Christian Chibok County, Borno state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic terrorists since 2009.
Christians in Nigeria continue to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists: five Christians, including a 60-year-old woman, were killed in attacks in Plateau state last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered by Islamic terrorists since 2009, as rights groups continue to warn of genocide.
An uneasy calm settled Monday in Burkina Faso after military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba agreed to resign following Friday’s coup.
Israel has accepted almost 60,000 new immigrants over the past Jewish year, the highest number in 20 years mainly driven by an influx of Russians and Ukrainians seeking refuge from the war between the two countries.
Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, known as the “Brother Andrew” who founded Christian charity Open Doors and became a voice of voiceless persecuted Christians, has died, his group confirmed Wednesday. He passed away in the Dutch town of Harderwijk at age 94.
An initial assessment shows that an airstrike carried out over Somalia by the US Africa Command (USAC) on Sunday killed 27 Al-Shabaab jihadist insurgents who had been attacking Somali national forces, USAC said in a press statement Wednesday. The strike carried out near Buulobarde was requested by the Somali federal government, and there were no reported civilian casualties, USAC said.
At least six people, most of them Christians, were beheaded, and an elderly Italian nun was shot dead by Islamic State group militants in northern Mozambique, Catholic sources and officials said Thursday.
Fulani jihadi herdsmen are continuing their slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, murdering six Christians in Benue state on September 1, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. By the end of last year, Islamic extremists in Nigeria had murdered 43,000 Christians since 2009 according to International Christian Concern; that number has increased relentlessly in 2022.
The Wycliffe Associates Bible translation organization has launched a major pioneering work in that it is now translating the Scriptures into 20 new languages that are native to Zambia, Africa, Christian Headlines reports.