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Hopeful signs for change in Sudan meet with cautious pessimism

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Juba, South SudanMorning Star News The appointment of a Christian woman to the council overseeing transition to civilian rule in Sudan is a hopeful sign, but some persecution-weary Christians are less than optimistic about prospects for improved religious rights. Raja Nicola Eissa Abdel-Masih, a Coptic Christian who long served as a judge in Sudan’s Ministry of […]

Sudanese government gives back 19 properties to church body

World Watch Monitor The Sudanese government has returned ownership of 19 properties to the Sudanese Church of Christ, two years after it confiscated them. The land-ownership documents were handed back on Monday, a local source told World Watch Monitor. In August a Sudanese court ruled against the government and ordered that administration of properties be returned to the […]

Sudan court rules in favour of church in governance dispute

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World Watch Monitor A Sudanese court has surprisingly ruled against the government in a case against the Sudanese Church of Christ after a long-standing dispute over ownership of the church’s property. Five church leaders, including the SCOC president Ayouba Telyan, appeared in court on Wednesday, 8th August, expecting to have to defend the legitimacy of their case […]

Ten killed as Christian college attacked in South Sudan

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World Watch Monitor At least 10 people, including five children, have been killed in an attack on a college in South Sudan teaching theology, education and business, according to the Christian charity Open Doors International. Three guards and five students – one secondary and four primary school pupils – were among the victims of the 14th […]

Sudan government demolishes church despite pending appeal

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World Watch Monitor The demolished Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Haj Yousif. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor A church belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) denomination in the Khartoum suburb of Haj Yousif was demolished on Sunday. The police arrived with three lorries shortly after the Sunday morning service and confiscated furniture, Bibles and […]

Court in Sudan fines Christian leaders for defending church property

Morning Star News A court in Sudan has fined seven church leaders fighting a takeover of their school in Omdurman for “objection to authorities”, a church leader said. On Monday, the court found Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church elder Yohanna Tia guilty under articles 182/183 for objection to authorities and fined him 5,000 Sudanese Pounds ($US275), […]

Sudan orders demolition of at least 25 church buildings, Christian leaders say

Morning Star News State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders. A 13th June, 2016, letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals the names and locations of 25 church […]