Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife
3rd Dec 2016

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A court on Friday ordered the release of Nigeria’s top Shia leader and his wife, saying that government holding them in a protective custody for nearly a year is contrary to the nation’s laws. … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10
26th Nov 2016

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least 10 people were killed more than eight others wounded when a car bomb targeted a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Abdi Fatah Hallane, a spokesman for the Banadir … Continued

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession
15th Nov 2016

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): At least nine people were killed when security forces opened fire on Shia Muslim pilgrims in northwest Nigeria on Monday, police and the Shia organization Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) told Anadolu Agency. Kano … Continued

Nigeria: 8 killed in minibus explosion in Maiduguri
2nd Nov 2016

Nigeria: 8 killed in minibus explosion in Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): Just days after weekend suicide bombings, eight Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed in a minibus explosion near a military checkpoint Tuesday morning, said the army. Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman claimed all the … Continued

Somalia: Several killed in suicide car bomb attack
26th Oct 2016

Somalia: Several killed in suicide car bomb attack

MOGADISHU, (AA): Several people were killed in a car bomb attack Tuesday on a military camp of Djiboutian forces in Somalia, official sources told Anadolu Agency. The attack occurred near the town of Beledweyne, capital of the Hiran province in … Continued

Cameroon train tragedy kills at least 55
23rd Oct 2016

Cameroon train tragedy kills at least 55

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AA): At least 55 people were killed and over 575 others injured when a train derailed in Eseka, around 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Cameroon’s capital city Yaounde. The train left Yaounde at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) Friday … Continued

Uganda trial probes killings of 2 Muslim scholars
20th Oct 2016

Uganda trial probes killings of 2 Muslim scholars

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): A trial court in the capital Kampala on Wednesday heard a forensic pathologist’s testimony about how two senior Muslim clerics were gunned down “at very close range” in 2013 and 2015, stoking tensions in … Continued

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession
13th Oct 2016

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nine people were killed as police opened fire on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s north on Wednesday, a spokesman for the group said. Harun El-Binawi, from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held
11th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Dozens of members of a Nigerian Shia organization were arrested when they embarked on a peaceful religious rally Monday in northwestern Kaduna state, a representative of the group said in a statement. Islamic Movement … Continued

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group
8th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA) – Nigeria’s Kaduna state has outlawed the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Friday, in a step the government said was necessary to keep public peace. Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to governor Nasir el-Rufai of … Continued

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai
3rd Oct 2016

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai

By Khaled el-Geyoshi   CAIRO (AA):  A car bombing killed three civilians in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, according to a local security source. A bomb-laden government vehicle blew up in the northern Sinai city of Arish, the source … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu
2nd Oct 2016

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): Five people have been killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a Mogadishu restaurant near a Somali national intelligence and security agency facility. Banaadir — in which … Continued

Somalia demands explanation from US for airstrike killing 22
1st Oct 2016

Somalia demands explanation from US for airstrike killing 22

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): The Somali government on Friday demanded an explanation from the United States on an airstrike, which Somalia said had killed 22 people. The attack allegedly struck the Galmudug administration army facility in the village … Continued

Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State
27th Sep 2016

Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Eight soldiers and 25 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state on Sunday as government troops intensified operations to clear the insurgency from the region, according to … Continued

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy
24th Sep 2016

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy

CAIRO (AA): The death toll now stands at 166 after a boat carrying undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast earlier this week, a local official said Saturday. Mutubas district Mayor Abdul Sattar said security forces and fishermen have recovered … Continued

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast
22nd Sep 2016

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast

By Mohamed Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): Dozens of people drowned after a boat carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast, Egyptian officials announced Wednesday. “At least 29 people died and another five were injured after their boat … Continued

Nigeria: Six civilians die in ambush of Nigerian military escort
20th Sep 2016

Nigeria: Six civilians die in ambush of Nigerian military escort

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Six civilians were killed and three soldiers injured in a Monday attack on a military escort by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, according to an army spokesman. Sani Usman said “suspected … Continued

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned
9th Sep 2016

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) A Kenyan court on Thursday overturned a ban on students wearing headscarves, saying they should be able to wear religious attire.The ban had been imposed by Justice Harun Makau of the High Court … Continued

Somalia: 4 killed in explosions in Mogadishu
7th Sep 2016

Somalia: 4 killed in explosions in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): Three people were killed and several wounded Tuesday when a bomb was detonated at the Somali capital’s main market. “There was blood, pieces of clothing and shoes scattered around the chaotic scene of the … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta
31st Aug 2016

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A Muslim advocacy group has slammed the alleged maltreatment of hijab-wearing female nurses at government hospitals in southwest Nigeria. Muslim nurses, especially those who work at a psychiatric clinic in southwestern Abeokuta town, are … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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