Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages
6th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages

Archive photo: Burnt out parts of a bomb-vehicle is seen at the scene after the Boko Haram suicide attack killing scores in Zabarmari village of Maiduguri, Nigeria on July 4, 2015. Photographer: Mohammed Abba/Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’

{Photo archive: An inside view of the damaged mosque after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria on May 30. Photo: AA] By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Dozens of civilians, some fear as … Continued

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai
2nd Jul 2015

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai

[A picture taken from Gaza part of Rafah shows smke rising as Egyptian troops and militants in Rafah in North Sinai and Egypt’s eastern border with the Gaza strip on July 1, 2015. Photographer: Abed Rahim Khatib]   By Mohamed Sabry … Continued

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri

[Photo: Muhammadu Buhari President of Nigeria promises to defeat Boko Haram. Image by Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye     LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Five people were killed in suicide attacks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Wednesday, where the Nigerian vice president … Continued

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions
1st Jul 2015

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions

[Photo: Burundi refugees at the Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda./Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Thomas Conan/Creative Commons]   ANKARA (AA) : At least 10,000 refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before the government closed all its borders ahead of Monday’s legislative election, a statement by … Continued

Mali: Six killed in gunbattle
28th Jun 2015

Mali: Six killed in gunbattle

[Photo: Members of the security forces stands near La Terrace restaurant, in Bamako. File photo. Photographer: Baba Ahmed/AA]   By Hatice Kesgin BAMAKO,  (AA): Mali’s military has claimed at least six people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes with armed groups … Continued

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack
26th Jun 2015

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack

[Photographer: Ahmet Burak Özkan. GRAPHIC: Ahmet Burak Özkan]   SOUSSE, (AA): An armed attack on a tourist hotel in Sousse, east Tunisia, left at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, and injured six others on Friday, the Tunisian Interior Minister spokesman said. The spokesman added … Continued

Ivory Coast: Death toll from floods rises to 10
26th Jun 2015

Ivory Coast: Death toll from floods rises to 10

[Photo: Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara. Photographer: Murat Kaynak]   By Hatice Kesgin   ABIDJAN, (AA): Ten people have been killed so far by floods across the Ivory Coast, officials said Thursday. The floods were triggered by heavy rainfall that has been ongoing … Continued

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa
24th Jun 2015

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa

[Photo: UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA patrol on the streets after a Muslim man was burnt to death by a Christian mob on Tuesday, Bangui, Central Africa Republic on 9 October 2014. Photo: AA]   By Izabela Kuczynska NEW YORK (AA): The United … Continued

21st Jun 2015

Somalia: 4 attackers killed in Somali Govt building assault

  MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Four attackers were killed when they attempted to storm a government compound in Mogadishu’s Shibis district following a blast Sunday, authorities said. “The attackers were four wearing Somali military uniform, and we have managed to kill all … Continued

9th Jun 2015

Germany: G7 pledges to intensify development cooperation

[Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission]   The leaders of several African countries came to Elmau to talk to the G7 about development and health care. There were a number of promises, but it remains unclear where … Continued

9th Jun 2015

Libya: UN presents warring parties with draft unity proposal

  The UN’s special envoy to Libya has handed the country’s rival governments a draft proposal for forming a unity government. It’s seen as one of the last hopes to stop fighting and bring stability. Talks in Morocco on Monday … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Egypt: No unity among Syria’s opposition groups

  [Photo: Gerard Direct] A Cairo-organized conference of Syria’s opposition has excluded major players. Rebels question Egypt’s motives, as some say exclusionary politics risk further dividing a fractured opposition. Kristen McTighe reports. In the past few months, Syrian rebels fighting … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Libya: 441 illegal immigrants arrested

  [Photo: Illegal immigrants wait in a detention center in central Tripoli, Libya, on June 4 (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)]   TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Libya’s security forces on Thursday arrested 441 African nationals planning to illegally immigrate to Europe, according to Tripoli security sources. Murad … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Ghana: Death toll in petrol station blast in Ghana rises to 200

(Xinhua photo)   ACCRA, (Xinhua): The death toll in the petrol station explosion and flood in Ghana’s capital Accra has risen to over 200, according to figures from the interior ministry Thursday. The inferno followed hours of heavy downpour in … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

Somalia: 50 killed in clashes between Somali, Ethiopian militias on border

  MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): At least 50 people were killed and scores of others injured in border clashes between Somali clan militia and Ethiopian paramilitary unit since last week, the Somali authorities said on Monday. Somalia’s Galgadud region governor, Hussein Weheliye … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

Nigeria: Oil tanker explosion kills 69 in Anambra

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): An oil tanker truck exploded Monday in a bus station in the southern Nigerian state of Anambra, killing at least 69 and wounding dozens of others, Nigerian Red Cross said. The petrol tanker lost control and exploded … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

South Sudan expels UN aid coordinator

  The United Nations has announced the expulsion of one of its deputies from South Sudan. Authorities have offered no official explanation, but the UN has pointed to the aid coordinator’s critique of the government. The South Sudanese government has … Continued

31st May 2015

Nigeria: 25 killed in NE Nigeria mosque bomb attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed when a deadly suicide bomb attack hit a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Maiduguri city on Saturday, witnesses told Xinhua. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque near the Monday Market … Continued

26th May 2015

Kenya: 20 police officers killed in Garissa Al-Shabaab attack

  By Cyrus Ombati GARISSA, (The Standard): Four police vehicles were burnt down in the incident that happened as the officers dashed to rescue their colleagues who had been hit by a roadside landmine on Monday evening. Police headquarters said … Continued


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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