16th Dec 2013

Mali: Low turnout in second-round election

  Mali’s second round parliamentary election has ended with low voter turnout possibly due to attacks earlier in the week. Jihadists claimed responsibility for the killings in Kidal of two UN peacekeepers from Senegal.   Polling began slowly in Mali’s … Continued

15th Dec 2013

South Africa: Farewell Tata Madiba

  This was a time of love, celebration and mourning, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said at the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Sunday. South Africa held a state funeral for Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its … Continued

15th Dec 2013

Mali: Two UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali ahead of Sunday polls

BAMAKO, (Xinhua): Two UN peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb attack in Mali’s northern town of Kidal on Saturday, one day ahead of the second round of legislative elections in the West African country. UN … Continued

15th Dec 2013

Kenya: Six killed, 30 injured in Nairobi bus blast

  By Cyrus Ombati Nairobi, (Standard): At least six people were last evening killed and 30 injured in an explosion in a matatu near Pangani Girls High School, in Nairobi. The 32-seater matatu was headed for the city centre from Eastleigh … Continued

15th Dec 2013

Tunisia: New interim prime minister named, Mehdi Jomaa

Tunisia has a new prime minister after the ruling Islamist party and its opponents agreed an interim appointment ahead of elections in 2014. The new premier is former Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa. Jomaa is to lead the country as part … Continued

14th Dec 2013

South Africa: Eyebrows raised as Tutu excluded from Mandela funeral

By David Smith, Daniel Howden   Mail & Guardian: The ANC has been accused of pettiness for excluding retired archbishop Desmond Tutu from Nelson Mandela’s funeral in the Eastern Cape.                    Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent figures … Continued

14th Dec 2013

Central African Republic: 39 Muslims, incl pregnant woman and 10 children killed by Christians

[Photo: FOMAC troops, regional peacekeepers, fire their guns as they rescue Muslim scholars in Bangui on Dec 13]   World Bulletin/News Desk & The Muslim News: A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Congo signs peace deal with M23 rebels in Nairobi

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a peace deal with M23 rebels in Nairobi. The deal seeks to end an insurgency that began in 2012. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and M23 … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Egypt: Cairo police disperse protesters with tear gas, water cannons

Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said. Egypt has been witnessing almost daily protests by supporters … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Libya: Two dead, three wounded in tribal clashes

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Tribal clashes erupted in the northern Libyan port city of Sirte on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others wounded, medical sources told Xinhua Wednesday. Two dead bodies and three other injured people were taken to Sirte … Continued

12th Dec 2013

South Africa: Family, thousands of mourners visit Mandela’s casket

[Former president Nelson Mandela’s body travelled to the Union Buildings, where thousands of mourners had the opportunity to say goodbye. (Gallo)]   By Emsie Ferreira Nelson Mandela’s family, foreign dignatories and mourners paused at his open casket as he lay … Continued

11th Dec 2013

Egypt: 14 killed in fuel truck explosion in Egypt

  As many as 14 people were killed and six others injured in an explosion of a fuel truck in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Zayat, 80 km far from the capital Cairo, the health ministry said on Tuesday. … Continued

11th Dec 2013

South Africa forgotten at Mandela’s memorial

Mourners at Nelson Mandela’s memorial at FNB Stadium on Tuesday were not given the space to mourn as they usually do. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)   By Sarah Wild   South Africans have been forgotten in government’s quest to give the … Continued

10th Dec 2013

South Africa: Over 90 high-profile guests confirm attendance at Mandela’s memorial service

(File photo)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): A total of 91 high-profile guests including heads of state and government and 10 former heads of state had confirmed by Monday noon that they would attend the national memorial service at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, … Continued

10th Dec 2013

CAR: US to support airlifting AU peacekeepers to Central African Republic

  The US will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led intervention. President Obama has urged calm in the country that has been in turmoil since a March coup. Defense Secretary … Continued

10th Dec 2013

Egypt: Tear gas in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood leader starts trial

As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt’s … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Cote d’Ivoire: 30 killed, over 50 injured in two road accidents in the country

ABIDJAN, (Xinhua): Two road accidents involving three buses and a truck transporting timber left a total of 30 people dead and over 50 others injured over the weekend in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s capital. On Sunday, a collision between a truck … Continued

8th Dec 2013

South Africa: Preparations in full swing for Mandela’s funeral

  A child lays flowers to mourn the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 7, (Xinhua/Li Qihua)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): The South African government announced on Saturday that … Continued

8th Dec 2013

CAR: France boosts troop numbers in Central African Republic

France will increase the number of its troops in the Central African Republic in response to the violence plaguing its former colony. The situation in the CAR has dominated talks at an African security summit in Paris. France will have … Continued

7th Dec 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at rival protests in Cairo

Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi’s supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities … 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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