Sudanese forces attack Anglican church in South Sudan

Fighting between northern and southern Sudan are having serious consequences on the Christian community living in Khartoum and other areas of Sudan, and breakaway South Sudan. "Christians are afraid because two days ago, during the demonstrations to protest the occupation of Heglig by South Sudanese troops, the voice of extremists was heard inciting people to attack Christian places of worship in the capital of Sudan" this is what sources report from Khartoum.

"A group of thugs tried to attack an Anglican church, but fortunately there have not been other episodes of violence."

According to reports from the "Sudan Tribune", a group of extremists led by Muhammad Abdel-Kareem, tried to march towards the Anglican Church of Sawafi, but was blocked by security forces before they could reach the place of worship. "The situation now is a bit calmer, but still the problem of thousands of citizens, from southern Sudan, seeking to regularize their position in order to stay in Khartoum remains," said sources.

Meanwhile Heglig, an area rich in oil, disputed between Sudan and South Sudan started again on April 20 by soldiers in Khartoum, after heavy fighting with the southern Sudanese soldiers who had occupied it on April 10. In a statement, the Sudanese army claims to have killed 1,200 South Sudanese military, a figure that is currently not possible to verify. News reports show that oil installations in the area were heavily damaged.

Despite Sudan's recovery of Heglig, bombing by Sudanese aircraft on the border areas of South Sudan, in particular of Bentiu, the capital of Unity State have not ceased.

Comments

Islamic State recruits Muslims in The Philippines

The founder of an international peace movement is concerned that ISIS terrorists are recruiting Filipino Muslims to their cause.

What the Vatican synod says and doesn't say about the human family

A dismissive tone can be discerned in on-the-record statements made by Austrian Cardinal Kasper's remarks about the insistence of African prelates on the traditional definition of Chritian marriage and sexuality.

Islamic State recruits Muslims in The Philippines

The founder of an international peace movement is concerned that ISIS terrorists are recruiting Filipino Muslims to their cause.

In reversal, Liberian president says ebola has brought country to standstill

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pens letter to the world: This disease respects no borders.

Liberia: Ebola keeps Christians away from church

US health officials contradict President Obama's assurances that Ebola cannot be contracted by sitting adjacent to another person on a bus.

U.S. military can't stop Ebola contagion from Latin America

Marine Corp Gen. John Kelly expressed fears that human traffickers bringing illegal immigrants to the U.S. will also bring Ebola.

Obama has 'given up' on the United States

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, doing the rounds to tout his new memoir, suggested that President Obama approaches problems like a law professor.

This page took 0.1309seconds to load