28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

27th May 2014

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls

    The Nigerian military knows where the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, according to its chief of defense staff. The abduction had prompted an international campaign demanding the girls’ safe return.  Over a month after a large … Continued

26th May 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash

    LAGOS, (Xinhua): Dozens of people died and several trailers, including a tanker loaded with petrol, were completely burnt in a road crash along the southwest Lagos-Ibadan expressway late Saturday, officials said Sunday. The accident also caused a prolonged … Continued

24th May 2014

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire

    Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have agreed to a ceasefire with the government. This followed deadly clashes earlier in the week, which had threatened to plunge the country back into war. News agencies quoted sources for the three … Continued

22nd May 2014

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks

Islamist militants have been blamed for the killing of up to 30 people in Nigeria. Reports of the attacks come after more than 100 people died in twin bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos.  The AFP news agency … Continued

21st May 2014

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118

  [Photo: Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos. Stallkeepers salvage their belongings]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of the twin blast on a busy market road in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on … Continued

20th May 2014

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar

    [Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar addresses a press conference in Benghazi,]   The commander of the Libyan army’s special forces says his troops are joining forces with renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who has vowed to rid the country of … Continued

19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

19th May 2014

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano

A car bomb has exploded in the Nigerian city of Kano killing several people. The bomb was set off in a Christian neighborhood in the second most populous and mainly Muslim city.   At least five people were killed in … Continued

18th May 2014

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79

  [File Photo: Clashes in Benghazi]   BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): Seventy-nine people were killed and 141 more injured after heavy fighting broke out Friday between two militants groups in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, an official at the Ministry of … Continued

15th May 2014

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls

    According to Britain’s minister for Africa, Nigeria has rejected a swap with Boko Haram in exchange for a large group of kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram had demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the girls.  As a … Continued

14th May 2014

Nigeria: Five killed in northern Nigeria attack

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): The police in Taraba, northeastern Nigeria, have confirmed that five persons died in Kugwana in Bali local government area following an early morning attack on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. State police spokesperson Joseph Kwali, told reporters in … Continued

12th May 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: Multiple deaths in soccer stampede

Fifteen people have been reported dead after trouble broke out at a soccer match in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A stampede was said to have begun after police fired tear gas into the stands. Police fired the tear gas … Continued

12th May 2014

Libya: Dozens killed off coast of Libya in deadly migrant shipwreck

A makeshift boat carrying over a hundred migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, killing dozens. Authorities have begun searching the water for survivors. At least 36 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean when their boat sank not far from … Continued

11th May 2014

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’

Photo: Unfazed by decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed delight that the majority of South African have returned the party to power. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G) Mmanaledi Mataboge Unfazed by a decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed … Continued

10th May 2014

South Sudan government, rebels agree to cease-fire

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar (seen above) have signed a cease-fire. The bitter rivals have agreed that a transitional government offers the best way to steer South Sudan out of its bloody civil war.   In … Continued

10th May 2014

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority

    SAPA: The African National Congress(ANC) won the fifth national elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The party received 11 436 654 votes, which was less than the 11 650 748 votes (65.9 %) it received … Continued

10th May 2014

Tunisian parliament questions ministers over Israeli tourists

  Tunisia’s parliament questioned two ministers Friday accused of promoting “normalization” with Israel, after Israeli tourists were allowed into the North African country, which does not recognize the Zionist state. A motion of censure was filed last month against Tourism … Continued

8th May 2014

Nigeria: Thousands flee to Cameroon, as insurgents kill hundreds in Ngamboru Ngala

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune): REPORTS reaching the Nigerian Tribune in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has revealed that thousands of Nigerians living in Ngamboru Ngala Local Government Area of the state have fled their homes to Cameroon to seek … Continued

7th May 2014

Nigeria: US President Obama pledges help to find missing Nigerian school girls

    [Screengrab from video obtained by AFP of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for abducting the schoolgirls] US President Barack Obama has sent a team of experts to help in the search for more than 200 Nigerian … 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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