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General News from the Persecution Project Foundation

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

The Dilemma of Freedom of Religion in Sudan

Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent commentary on the issue of religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Sudan. The tragic case of Meriam Ibrahim has shown a spotlight on the lamentable human rights record of the current regime in power. Most people don’t realize how diverse Sudan is and the rich heritage it has [...]

The Ghost Town of Abyei

The Ghost Town of Abyei

On May 11, 2011, Abyei town, the historic capital of the nine Dinga Ngok chiefdoms in Southern Kordofan, was ransacked by Sudan Armed Forces aided by Janjaweed troops and Misseriya militias. The army brought in bulldozers and leveled the town. The local church was looted, desecrated and destroyed by soldiers. Every Bible, book, pew, pane [...]

Trapped Between Two Wars

Trapped Between Two Wars

Since June, 2011, the Nuba people in Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have endured a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing and persecution from the NCP regime in Khartoum. Dictator Omar al Bashir’s call to “take out the garbage” — referring to Nuba residents — sparked a series of massacres of thousands of ethnic Nuba in the state [...]

No Justice, No Peace

No Justice, No Peace

We read with dismay the news about the infusion of $1 Billion by the government of Qatar into the failing Sudan economy. We were saddened, not because we want the Sudan economy to fail, but that we don’t want to see the regime, which has ruined the economy, being strengthened. The government of Omar al [...]

Invite a Speaker!

Invite a Speaker!

It is difficult to describe persecution in Africa unless you’ve been there, witnessed the devastation and wept and prayed with the people. That’s why our team members are in such demand as speakers in communities, churches and small groups. They share news you won’t hear on CNN, brought to life by the richness of first-hand [...]

Help for the Nuba

Help for the Nuba

Since June 2011, the Nuba people who inhabit the mountainous region of Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have been under seige. It’s not a civil war between opposing tribes, nor is it merely a “power struggle” between rival factions battling for supremacy. It’s a terror campaign against an indigenous African Nuba population who have lived in the hills [...]

From the Mailbag

From the Mailbag

By Brent A, Dear PPF, I knew when you sent Ed Lyons to our church, and he presented your ministry and Gospel opportunity to us, I was called to support it and to go to Africa to spend time with God’s people there. We arrived in Kenya and over the next day traveled by smaller [...]

Forced to Flee Again

Forced to Flee Again

By Brad Phillips By now, the world is well aware of the crisis in South Sudan. On the evening of December 15th, 2013, fighting broke out in the capital city of Juba. The shooting allegedly began as an argument within the army barracks between Dinka and Nuer forces. It quickly spread throughout the city of [...]

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

As 2013 came to a close, it ended one of the most active and successful years of ministry to date. We are grateful for all that God has allowed us to do — surpassing all of our expectations. Throughout the year, we’ve updated you on various projects — including our outreaches to the embattled people [...]

Coup Attempt in South Sudan

Coup Attempt in South Sudan

On Sunday, December 15, fierce fighting broke out at SPLA Army Headquarters in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba. Nuer, Dinka and Shilluk elements within the military barracks clashed over results of the SPLM National Leadership Council (NLC) meeting held over that weekend. SPLM Chairman and South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused ousted former Vice [...]