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Churchgoers devastated by Palm Sunday church attack

Coptic Christians

For decades, Egypt’s Copts have felt discriminated against by the country’s Muslims, and assaults against them have intensified since the 2011 revolution — part of the Arab Spring uprisings — that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

21 killed in Egyptian church on Palm Sunday terror attack

The victims are Coptic Christians who were observing Palm Sunday at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in Tanta, local media reported.

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Coptic Christian complex hit in Cairo bombing

A bomb explosion in the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed at least 25 people, officials told the BBC.

December 11th, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Family seeks presidential pardon for Algerian Christian

Bouhafs could have opted for an appeal to the Supreme Court, but an LADDH spokesman ruled out this option because it “would take much time”, while Bouhafs is said to be suffering ill health.

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Kidnapped Christian Chibok girls beg parents for help

“We are not happy living here,” says one of the girls, who gives her name as Maida Yakubu. “I’m begging our parents to meet the government to release their people so that we can be released.”

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Egypt: Seven homes destroyed in anti-Christian riot

Violence against Coptic Christians

ON Friday evening at 8 pm an angry mob of 300 men carrying various weapons attacked seven Coptic houses of Copts. They tore down the houses and stole and destroyed the contents.

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Africa,News Headlines | Read More »

Sudan: One pastor released, another still in detention

Sudanese Christians

Reverend Shamal was arrested at his home in Khartoum North on Saturday 19 December 2015. He was conditionally released on Sunday 21 December 2015.

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

18 Chibok parents have died as wait for girls goes on

Boko Haram extremist

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas with close friends and family members, the Christians in Chibok prepare for another Christmas without their girls.

December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Six killed in Nigeria church blast

Dr Khataza Gondwe, from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, told Premier’s News Hour the threat is extreme: “We’re talking about 750 people dead – at least – since the new President was inaugurated on May 29th.

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Nigerian army rescues hundreds of girls from Boko Haram

Diplomats and intelligence officials say they believed at least some of the girls were being held in the forest about 100 km (60 miles) from Chibok, although US reconnaissance drones failed to find them.

May 1st, 2015 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

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