Map reflects the 30 most recent Persecution Reports. Click HERE for the Map Legend.



Nigeria Has World’s Largest Christian Minority

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation. While Christians and Muslims have generally coexisted peacefully, an Islamist insurgency in the North has subjected a great many of Nigeria's Christians to persecution. The  Pew Research study referenced here indicates that Nigeria may hold the largest number of persecuted Christians on Earth.

Islamic terrorism is on the Rise Across Africa; Christians Targeted

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Acts of Islamic terrorism targeting Christians are increasing dramatically across Africa. Sadly, the same gaps in infrastructure and policing capacity which allow Islamists to flourish also make it difficult to protect impacted Christian communities .

Islamist Threat to Christians Spreading Across Central Africa

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Séléka and Islamist terror groups have been conducting religious cleansing operations against Christians in the Central African Republic. ICC has reported on the allegations that this campaign receives some measure of support and coordination from foreign Islamic states. Further reports indicate that the Islamist campaign is spilling over the borders of the CAR, including targeted persecution of Christians and religious cleansing campaigns in Christian areas.

Is There an Al Qaeda Link to the Seleka Rebels in CAR?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Recent reports indicate that a majority of the rebels ravaging Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) are composed of foreign Islamists. These Muslim fighters reportedly are working at the behest of the current president of the CAR, Michel Am-Nondokro Djotodia. Former president François Bozizé, was deposed in March by this rebel coalition, known as Seleka, which installed  president Djotodia. Djotodia is the first Muslim leader of the majority Christian nation. During the rebellion, allegations surfaced that many of the rebel fighters were in fact Sudanese and Chadian Islamist militants. These new reports tend to confirm those allegations, and have given greater weight to concerns that the militants receive some measure of funding and guidance from the same sources that funded Malian, Tunisian, and Libyan revolts, namely: Al Qaeda. 

MAF: Evangelism abound in Chad despite instability

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

The gospel is expanding in the central African country of Chad. Recently, Muslim extremist groups carried out attacks against churches in Chad.

Chad rebels release US missionary

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Chadian rebels held Steven Godboldf for nine months before they released him. Please pray for Christians in Chad.

Local Islamist Movement Massacred in Chad after Threatening Holy War

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

At the beginning of this month, an Islamic extremist group carried out attacks in the town of Kouno. The Islamists, who declared Jihad against Christians, destroyed four churches in the town. This is another indication of how Islamic extremism is growing quickly in Africa and how it is fueling the persecution of Christians in the continent.

Mission Aviation Fellowship staff evacuate Chad

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Since the outbreak of violence spurred by a rebel attack on N'Djamena in an attempt to overthrow President Idriss Deby, many have fled the region, including the staff (pilots and other ministers) of Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Chad peace talks ambigious

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

"There’s another very important prayer request that we've heard from our brothers and sisters there. Armed rebels coming from Sudan's Darfur region have spread terror in the name of Islam in eastern Chad."

Chad: Islamic coup would pose major threat

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Saudi Arabia and Sudan played a major role in recent coup attempt in Chad by supporting the Islamist rebel group that entered the capital city of Chad.

Chad: Convert Loses Family Members For His Faith

Monday, February 11th, 2008

“Trials and sufferings should not discourage anyone from following Jesus Christ,”

Uneasy quiet hangs over Chad; ministry shares concern

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

"We have a team in Chad who is recording a language in Chad. We got word that they're in fear of their life. They're hiding, the military is fighting with rebels, and they can't get out of the country. They're not citizens of the country. We're praying that they will be able to escape. We have two workers in Chad, national workers from Ghana."

Chad Says U.S. missionary kidnapped by rebels

Friday, October 19th, 2007

"The governor of the northern BET region has told me that an American priest has been kidnapped in the Tibesti (mountains) by remaining members of the MDJT rebel movement,"

The NIF targeting destruction in Chad

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Human Rights Watch has reported that genocidal violence is now being exported wholesale to neighboring Chad by Khartoum and its Janjaweed militia allies.

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ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.