Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist
4th Aug 2015

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): An Ethiopian court on Monday slapped four leaders of a local Muslim group, a journalist and 13 others with hefty jail terms for “incitement” and “terrorism”. All of those sentenced, who have remained in police custody for … Continued

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week
3rd Aug 2015

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week

CAIRO (AA): Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. In a statement … Continued

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks
1st Aug 2015

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks

N’DJAMENA, (AA): The Chadian army announced on Friday that it has killed more than 100 suspected Boko Haram fighters in the past two weeks during an ongoing offensive in four villages in the Lake Chad Basin region.  “We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in … Continued

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters
29th Jul 2015

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): Wrapping up a five-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday in Addis Ababa, where he urged African countries to democratize, respect human rights and ensure the continent’s leaders abided by presidential term limits. Obama … Continued

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14
27th Jul 2015

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14

YAOUNDE, (AA):  Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured late Saturday when a female bomber blew herself up in Maroua city, capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, a government spokesman has said. The attack was carried out by a 13-year-old girl, … Continued

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State
27th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb tore through a market on Sunday morning in the town of Damaturu in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe State, according to police sources. A female suicide … Continued

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack
20th Jul 2015

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack

ALGIERS, (AA): The Algerian Ministry of Defense said Sunday that nine soldiers were killed and two others were injured in an attack carried out by militants against an army unit Friday. The attack reportedly took place in the Souk al-Ataf district … Continued

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state
16th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state

  By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 12 people were killed late Tuesday night in an attack on a local community in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, a local chief and military source said Wednesday. The attackers – thought to be … Continued

Tanzania: Gunmen kill seven in police station raid
14th Jul 2015

Tanzania: Gunmen kill seven in police station raid

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 23 November 2007. Photographer: Ali Damji, Creative Commons] By Peter Saramba Ongiri ARUSHA,  (AA): At least seven people, including four police officers were killed when gunmen raided a police station in Tanzania’s business capital of Dar … Continued

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7
11th Jul 2015

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7

[Photo: Egypt security forces inspect the area behind security cordon following following an explosion near the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo, killing at least 1 person and injured seven people on July 11, 2015. Photographer: ِِAhmed Hendawy/AA]   CAIRO (AA): A bomb … Continued

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


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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