Locust Swarms Confirmed in South Sudan as Devastating Plague Spreads Across East Africa, Southwest Asia

Locust Swarms Confirmed in South Sudan as Devastating Plague Spreads Across East Africa, Southwest Asia

 (Barnabas Fund) — The UN confirmed on Feb. 18 that the desert locust plague, which can migrate up to 150km a day, has now invaded southeast Sudan, entering from northern Uganda. Many thousands are facing acute food shortages as vast swarms of desert locusts, considered the most destructive migratory pest on earth, have caused […]

Concerns Remain Over Blasphemy Arrests in Pakistan

Concerns Remain Over Blasphemy Arrests in Pakistan

 (Evangelical Focus) — New reports highlight continuing concern over Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, six months after Asia Bibi was finally allowed to leave the country. The reports come from sources as diverse as the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCRIF) and Humanists International. … Release International says Zafar Bhatti was falsely accused of blasphemy […]

Christian Villagers in Pakistan Beaten, Stopped from Constructing Church

Christian Villagers in Pakistan Beaten, Stopped from Constructing Church

(International Christian Concern) – On Nov. 4, a mob of armed Muslims stopped Christians from constructing a church building in the village of Chak 211/EB, located near Arifwala, in the Pakpattan district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to local Christians, they are being denied their basic constitutional rights by village leaders. The incident started when […]