South Sudan: Death toll hits 178 in oil tanker explosion
20th Sep 2015

South Sudan: Death toll hits 178 in oil tanker explosion

JUBA, (AA): The death toll from Wednesday’s tanker truck explosion in Maridi county in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria has risen to 178, with at least 140 wounded, medical officials said. Jean Tabou, director of the University Hospital of Juba, confirmed the … Continued

Ugandan fish seller makes it to Hajj after 10-year struggle
20th Sep 2015

Ugandan fish seller makes it to Hajj after 10-year struggle

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda plans to send 750 of its citizens – including 415 women – to this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah. “I can’t wait to get to Makkah and see Prophet Muhammad’s tomb and Mount … Continued

Nigeria: 1.4 million children forced to flee conflict
19th Sep 2015

Nigeria: 1.4 million children forced to flee conflict

DAKAR, Senegal (AA) :Over 1.4 million children in Nigeria and neighboring countries have been forced to flee their homes due to Boko Haram attacks, UNICEF said in a statement on Friday. UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa said that “each … Continued

Cameroon: Bomb attack kills 9 in Far North
14th Sep 2015

Cameroon: Bomb attack kills 9 in Far North

KOLOFATA, (AA): Nine people — seven civilians and two suicide bombers — were killed on Sunday in a twin bomb attack that rocked Cameroon’s Far North region, according to a military source. Col. Issa Babtoura, deputy commander of Cameroon’s fourth military … Continued

Burundi: 6 killed in attack on Burundi army chief
13th Sep 2015

Burundi: 6 killed in attack on Burundi army chief

BUJUMBURA, (AA): A Burundian army spokesman on Saturday clarified the death toll from a Friday rocket attack on the country’s army chief-of-staff from which the latter escaped unharmed, saying three soldiers, two attackers and a civilian had been killed in the … Continued

Tanzania: Abubakar Zubeiry elected Mufti of the coutnry
12th Sep 2015

Tanzania: Abubakar Zubeiry elected Mufti of the coutnry

  Dar Es Salaam, (The Muslim News): The Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) Thursday elected Abubakari Zubeiry bin Ally as the country’s new Mufti [Chief Sheikh]. The Sheikh has been serving as the acting Mufti since June when his predecessor, … Continued

DR Congo: Clashes with Ugandan rebels leave 13 dead
11th Sep 2015

DR Congo: Clashes with Ugandan rebels leave 13 dead

BENI, (AA): Thirteen people, including seven Congolese soldiers and two civilians, were killed on Thursday in clashes between Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels and Congolese army forces in the eastern part of the country. “A two-hour clash took place this morning between army … Continued

Egypt: Brotherhood’s Qaradawi referred to military court
7th Sep 2015

Egypt: Brotherhood’s Qaradawi referred to military court

CAIRO (AA): Egypt’s prosecutor-general has referred Egyptian-born Muslim scholar and Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf Qaradawi – who has long been based in Qatar – and several other Brotherhood leaders to a military court to face charges of murder. In a … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected suicide blasts in N. Cameroon leave ’30 dead’
4th Sep 2015

Cameroon: Suspected suicide blasts in N. Cameroon leave ’30 dead’

YAOUNDE, (AA): At least 30 people were killed in a suspected twin suicide bomb attack in Cameroon’s Kerawa city Thursday, a security source told Anadolu Agency. Kerawa is located in the Far North Region of Cameroon near the Nigerian border. … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 25 in remote villages
3rd Sep 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 25 in remote villages

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least 25 people have been killed over the last three days in attacks by Boko Haram on two remote villages in Nigeria’s volatile Borno State, according to local sources. Earlier this week, militants … Continued

DRCongo: 6 Tanzanian imams freed after month-long captivity
2nd Sep 2015

DRCongo: 6 Tanzanian imams freed after month-long captivity

NORTH KIVU, Democratic Republic of Congo (AA): Six Tanzanian imams, kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Aug. 5 by suspected Rwandan rebels, were rescued Tuesday by the DRC army, according to military sources. Njike Guyaume, captain of … Continued

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast
1st Sep 2015

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): The bodies of around 40 illegal migrants were recovered late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya’s Al-Khums city, a Libyan official said Monday. “Around 140 illegal migrants are feared dead,” Nasser … Continued

Nigeria: 56 dead in bloody Boko Haram attack
1st Sep 2015

Nigeria: 56 dead in bloody Boko Haram attack

LAGOS, (AA): At least 56 people were killed and many others were injured in a Boko Haram attack over the weekend in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, governor Kashim Shettima said. “They killed 56 people in Baanu village. As I am … Continued

NIgeria: 20 die of cholera in Bauchi State
31st Aug 2015

NIgeria: 20 die of cholera in Bauchi State

BAUCHI, (AA): At least 20 people, mostly children, have died amid a fresh outbreak of cholera in Nigeria’s northern Bauchi State, Nigeria’s official news agency has reported. Citing statements issued by both the federal government and the Bauchi State government, … Continued

Kenya: Deadly tribal clashes force thousands to flee
31st Aug 2015

Kenya: Deadly tribal clashes force thousands to flee

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): Four people have been killed and thousands left homeless in Elgeyo-Marakwet County in Kenya’s Rift Valley province since fighting erupted on Saturday — apparently over land disputes — between two rival clans. “My neighbor’s house was … Continued

Swaziland crash death toll climbs to 65; Gov’t still mum
31st Aug 2015

Swaziland crash death toll climbs to 65; Gov’t still mum

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AA): The death toll from Swaziland’s massive road pile-up, which killed dozens of young girls traveling to an annual dance ceremony on Friday, has risen to 65, a local rights group confirmed Sunday, amid reports that the … Continued

Sudan: Signs of tension easing between Sudan & US
31st Aug 2015

Sudan: Signs of tension easing between Sudan & US

KHARTOUM (AA): There are signs of tension easing between the U.S. government and Sudan, in the wake of the two-day visit by U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth that ended on Friday. Booth’s visit included an … Continued

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast
30th Aug 2015

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libyan authorities have confirmed the discovery of scores of bodies of would-be migrants who appear to have drowned while trying to make the dangerous passage to Europe from the Libyan coast. On Friday, local authorities found at least … Continued

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of raping children
26th Aug 2015

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of raping children

NEW YORK (AA): South Sudanese government forces have raped children and razed to the ground entire villages during its recent offensive that began in April in Unity state, according to UN experts. [West called South Sudan before its cessation from the Sudan as “Christian … Continued

Somalia: Al-Shabaab bomb attack kills 11 in Kismayo
23rd Aug 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabaab bomb attack kills 11 in Kismayo

MOGADISHU, (AA): At least 11 people were killed in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday in a suicide bomb attack that targeted a military camp, according to a local security official. Ahmed Hassan, a police officer based in … 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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