Tanzanian widow overcomes grief of husband’s murder during spate of church attacks in east Africa

Tanzanian widow overcomes grief of husband’s murder during spate of church attacks in east Africa
“Widows often suffer great loneliness. After I lost Elias I feared that loneliness very much.” Three years on from husband Elias’ death, Mary Lunyamila Meshack recalls how her life changed forever the night he stood guard during an overnight service at their church in Mwanza, on the shores of Lake . . . Read More

Tanzanian teacher murdered in church, pastor and wife on Zanzibar attacked by extremists

Tanzanian teacher murdered in church, pastor and wife on Zanzibar attacked by extremists
Pastor Crodward Edwar (centre) at a press conference about the Bukoba murderHarakati News blog   Unknown attackers killed a Christian man by machete and injured another in Bukoba in northwest Tanzania on Thursday, Oct. 9, according to sources. This followed another recent incident on Zanzibar island in which a pastor . . . Read More

Tanzania – bomb outside new Catholic church one of worst ‘terrorist’ incidents in years

Tanzania – bomb outside new Catholic church one of worst ‘terrorist’ incidents in years
Mwananchi Tanzania, once celebrated as a role model for peace in Africa, is no longer being considered ‘safe’ after an increase in inter-faith violence, with little evidence so far of perpetrators brought to justice. Last Sunday’s blast outside St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Arusha, a town popular with tourists . . . Read More