Sharia (Islamic law) is the foundation of Sudan’s legal system, and leaving Islam is punishable by death; Christians who talk about their faith can be accused of an “act that encourages apostasy”. Christianity is seen as Western, making it a political target. Several Christians have been imprisoned in recent years, charged with “spying”. Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes including “genocide”, is believed to want to “rid” Sudan of Christianity. In 2016 the government announced plans to destroy 27 churches, claiming they were in violation of the designated purposes of the land they were built on.

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Sudan bombs Catholic hospital

A Sudanese military aircraft dropped bombs near a Catholic hospital May 1, sending patients, some of them still connected to IV bags, fleeing into foxholes in the bush. Nuba Reports has dramatic video here. Two bombing passes by the jet fighter caused only a few minor injuries and rattled the […]

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Sudan: ‘Christianisation’ a problem

Ammar Saleh, the Chairman of the Islamic Centre for Preaching and Comparative Studies in Khartoum, Sudan, has called “official bodies and the community to take a stand against ‘Christianisation’ and find a long-term solution to the problem”. (Sudan Tribune) Related Articles:Afghanistan overtakes N Korea as most dangerous place to…ICC Prosecutor […]

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Sudan border dispute brings destitution to thousands

Sudan border dispute brings destitution to thousands

As politicians wrangle ahead of an early December deadline over the still-disputed status of the oil-rich region of Abyei, straddling the border of Sudan and South Sudan, local church leaders appeal for help in the face of a potential humanitarian crisis. Both governments have been asked to approve an African […]

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