6th Apr 2014

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has visited refugees housed at a mosque in strife-torn Bangui in the Central African Republic. He also urged UN members to back his call for a peacekeeping force to end inter-religious violence.  Ban briefly visited the … Continued

4th Apr 2014

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria’s north central Nasarawa State, witnesses told Xinhua on Thursday. Residents said 10 lifeless bodies of suspected insurgents littered Mararaban Giza, a … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others rescued after a boat capsized on Wednesday in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos, the country’s emergency agency said. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. local time when the boat, … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts

  European and African leaders have opened a major summit seeking deeper political, economic and investment ties. The meeting will also focus on conflict prevention, like the violence in the Central African Republic.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for  a … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other

       Egyptian Streets           @EgyptianStreets   Follow BREAKING: Photograph shared by Faculty of Engineering shortly after the two explosions at #Cairo Univeristy: pic.twitter.com/mcBzPOq110 #Egypt   One person was killed in a third explosion at Cairo University on Wednesday shortly … Continued

2nd Apr 2014

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission

    The EU has begun its military mission to the Central African Republic, where ethnic clashes have destabilized the country. The delayed deployment comes amid signs of increased violence against CAR’s Muslim population.  The European Union’s 1,000-strong military mission … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing

  [Floods in Tanzania archive photo] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua): One person was killed and fiver others went missing on Friday after floods triggered by ongoing heavy rains in many parts of Tanzania derailed a cargo train in the country’s … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters

  [A pro-Mursi protest in the Cairo district of Shubra]   Egyptian woman journalist was shot dead Friday in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidency bid, a security official said. He said … Continued

27th Mar 2014

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief

[Egypt’s army head Al-Sisi to run for president] Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had he quit the military to run for president, in a widely anticipated move almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. … Continued

19th Mar 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia

  The Somali al Qaeda-linked group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel, used by Somali and African Union troops. Over a dozen people are reported to have been killed. Security officals said an al Shabab … Continued

18th Mar 2014

Nigeria road crashes kill 65 in one day

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 65 people died in three road accidents on Monday in Nigeria, the country’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced. Fifty-five people were feared dead early Monday in two separate car crashes in the country’s northeast … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Two stampedes kill at least 11

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 11 people have been confirmed dead in two stampede incidents that occurred during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercises in Abuja and Rivers State. Tayo Haastrup, spokesperson for the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Nigeria: More than 200 killed in attack in Borno state

    ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 212 people lost their lives in a gunfire between rebels and military operatives on Friday, according to local media reports. Sources said at least five soldiers, among them a woman, were killed in the … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Egyptian gunmen kill six soldiers at Cairo checkpoint

Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohammed Mursi. Meanwhile, Egypt’s deadliest militant group said one of its founder has been accidentally killed … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill dozens in northern Nigeria

  Dozens of people have been killed in northern Nigeria in what is believed to be clashes between rival ethnic groups. The region has seen months of violence over farmland.  A large gang of gunmen on motorcycles swept through villages … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Algerian police halt demonstration against Bouteflika

Algerian police prevented opposition leaders from marching on Wednesday to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in power. Bouteflika, 77, registered his candidacy for the April 17 vote last … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Libyan rebels load tanker, defy Tripoli

The Libyan government has threatened regional militants loading a large oil tanker that it could be bombed by air force and naval units. Eastern Libyan activists say they will share revenues from the seizure.   Separatists loading a tanker in … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Sudan: Over 40,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Sudan

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): The number of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Sudan has reached between 40,000 to 42,000, the UN humanitarian affairs office said on Thursday. A weekly report released by the UN Office says that humanitarian organizations have provided assistance … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Algerian protesters denounce Bouteflika bid for a fourth presidential term

Algerian security forces on Thursday arrested at least 40 people protesting against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika standing for a fourth term next month, local media reported. “Long live Algeria!” and “Free and democratic Algeria!” protesters chanted before police intervened forcefully to … Continued

6th Mar 2014

Mozambique: Conflicts continue despite ongoing peace talks between Mozambique gov’t and opposition

MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo complained on Wednesday for the attacks towards them from the government forces in central Mozambique, as the two sides already expressed their common will to cease fire early this week. The spokesperson of … 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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