Prosecutor demands ‘harshest punishment’ for pastors charged with highlighting Sudan Christians’ suffering

Prosecutor demands ‘harshest punishment’ for pastors charged with highlighting Sudan Christians’ suffering
A trial of four men, including two Sudanese church leaders and a foreign aid worker, resumed on 29 August in Khartoum, with Sudan’s prosecution accusing the defendants of highlighting alleged Christian suffering in war-ravaged areas of the country. The four defendants are a Czech Christian aid worker named Petr Jasek; . . . Read More

South Sudan’s fragile peace deal still threatens famine

South Sudan’s fragile peace deal still threatens famine
Three years after gaining independence, the rebel movement that propelled South Sudan into statehood has degenerated into ethnic bloodletting verging on civil war. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to form an interim government with his political adversary, Riek Machar following pressure from the United Nations Secretary General Ban . . . Read More

Sudan’s aerial bombing aims at churches in Nuba Mountains

Sudan’s aerial bombing aims at churches in Nuba Mountains
After Khartoum denied that it had bombed civilians earlier this month, Sudanese aerial strikes last week were aimed at church buildings and schools in Kauda, South Kordofan state, a humanitarian aid worker said. Antonov airplanes dropped bombs on Thursday and Friday (March 22 and 23), destroying some houses and cattle . . . Read More

Christians targeted in Sudan’s ‘ethnic cleansing’

Christians targeted in Sudan’s ‘ethnic cleansing’
The “ethnic cleansing” that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has undertaken against black Africans in the Nuba Mountains is also aimed at ridding the area of Christianity, according to humanitarian workers. By targeting Christians among people who are also adherents of Islam and other faiths in the Nuba Mountains, military force . . . Read More