As US-based Christian Aid Ministries continues to call for the release of their seventeen missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last month, the families of 26 Americans still held hostage around the world have expressed frustration with the Biden administration that more is not being done to secure their loved ones’ release, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide, has been convicted of terrorism by a court in Rwanda.
A Rwandan immigrant who allegedly caused a massive fire that ravaged the cathedral in the French city of Nantes last year has murdered a Catholic priest in western France, the interior minister said.
A commission set up by French President Emmanuel Macron concluded last month that France bears overwhelming responsibility for the Genocide in Rwanda, in which 800,000 mostly Tutsi people were slaughtered over 100 days, AFP reports. The French commission published its conclusions shortly before the 27th anniversary of the Genocide, which began on April 7, 1994.
Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was shot and killed Monday when his UN convoy was ambushed by militants as it traveled close to the borders of Rwanda and Uganda, Sky News reports.
The Nigerian government executed six Christian soldiers on trumped-up charges in Abuja last month, a civil rights lawyer has told the Christian Post. According to Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chair of the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, the soldiers were framed for a crime committed by one of their superiors.
Muslim militants have killed hundreds of Christians, including pregnant women, children, and whole families in Ethiopia’s most populous regional state, aid workers told Worthy News Wednesday.
Authorities in Africa and Europe are evacuating churches and detaining pastors as governments say they prohibit worship services to halt the spread of the new coronavirus COVID 19. Video footage obtained by Worthy News showed the head pastor of the Open Arms Ministries congregation in Ghana’s city of Kumasi taken into custody during a recent worship service. The pastor, Kofi Nkrumah Sarkodie, was rushed to a police pickup truck. Several worshippers protested the move and applauded the pastor.
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting several African leaders this week to discuss Islamic extremism that is spreading across the continent, seeming to give heed to a recent warning from a French philosopher that a Rwanda-style genocide is developing there.
Rwanda deported an American pastor and missionary after he was arrested for allegedly disturbing the public order, according to a state-run newspaper.
Anti-abortion legislation has been proposed in 12 states within the last few weeks, as social conservative lawmakers seek to respond to the Reproductive Health Act that decriminalized abortions in New York last month.
Rwanda has proposed the world’s first country-wide DNA database, a project that will involve collecting samples from all of the country’s 12 million citizens in an effort to crack down on crime.
The Rwanda Governance Board continues to close churches it says fail to meet requirements laid down at the beginning of the year. New requirements set in place for those congregations that want to continue ministry are also complicating efforts to comply. Many see the closures as part of an effort by the government to make its aggressive secular stance clear.
U.S. Evangelist Andrew Palau and his family were among 148 passengers on board American Airlines Flight 331 that skidded off the runway and crashed in Kingston, Jamaica, but they miraculously survived with light injuries, his world famous father said late Wednesday, December 24.