Egypt: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai
31st Oct 2015

Egypt: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai

CAIRO (AA): A Russian passenger plane with more than 200 people aboard crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, according to the Egyptian Prime Minister’s office. A Russian Airbus-321 aircraft carrying a total of 224 people crashed in central Sinai, … Continued

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule
29th Oct 2015

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   ARUSHA, (AA): While early results indicate that the party that has ruled Tanzania for 54 years will emerge as the official winner, several irregularities in Tanzanian archipelago Zanzibar have thrown a new twist to the … Continued

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya
26th Oct 2015

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya

TRIPOLI, (AA): Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of at least 40 people — thought to be drowned migrants — off the shore of western Libya, local sources said Sunday. Mahmoud al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told … Continued

Nigeria: Another mosque blast in Borno state kills 27
24th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Another mosque blast in Borno state kills 27

MAIDUGURI, (AA): A bomb blast has hit a central mosque in Nigeria’s northeast Yola town, killing at least 27 persons and injuring 96 others, an official of the country’s relief agency has said. “A total of 27 people died while 96 … Continued

Libya: Six killed, 35 injured in shelling protesters
24th Oct 2015

Libya: Six killed, 35 injured in shelling protesters

BENGHAZI,  (AA):  At least six people were killed and 35 others were injured Friday when mortar strikes targeted a peaceful demonstration in Libya’s Benghazi, a medical source told Anadolu Agency. Protesters had gathered to speak out against the UN-held peace talks, … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide attacks target mosques, 14 dead
17th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Suicide attacks target mosques, 14 dead

LAGOS, (AA): At least 14 people were killed in suspected suicide bomb attacks targeting two mosques in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State Thursday night, a police spokesman said on Friday morning. The attacks took place in the state’s Mulai suburb of … Continued

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government
10th Oct 2015

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AA): Special envoy Bernardino Leon on Friday announced a UN proposal for a Libyan unity government. The measure announced in the Moroccan city of Skhirat comes after four years of political turmoil in the North African nation. “This is a proposal from the … Continued

Kenya: Muslim scholars detained allegation of radicalising Muslims
7th Oct 2015

Kenya: Muslim scholars detained allegation of radicalising Muslims

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, (AA): Kenyan police were given five days on Tuesday to produce evidence against 12 Muslim clerics, local media reported. The Anti-Terror Police Unit had requested 14 days to question the men, who were arrested Sunday … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in clashes between soldiers & Boko Haram
7th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Dozens killed in clashes between soldiers & Boko Haram

LAGOS (AA): At least nine soldiers and over 50 Boko Haram militants have died in heavy fighting in northeastern Nigeria, according to army sources speaking to Anadolu Agency. Insurgents attacked Goniri village in northeastern Yobe state in the early hours … Continued

Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 15 in Abuja
4th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 15 in Abuja

LAGOS, (AA): Multiple bomb blasts – including a suicide attack on a police station – have killed at least 15 people in Nigeria’s capital. A spokesman for the country’s NEMA relief agency said the Friday-night blasts in Nyanya and Kuje … Continued

Ivory Coast: Africa looks to Islamic finance
24th Sep 2015

Ivory Coast: Africa looks to Islamic finance

By Issiaka N’Guessan and Cyrille Bah   ABIDJAN, (AA): The introduction of Islamic finance could be boon to development in Africa, say experts. Islamic finance – which shuns the use of interest on loans – is relatively rare in West Africa, … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll from blasts in Maiduguri hits 54
22nd Sep 2015

Nigeria: Death toll from blasts in Maiduguri hits 54

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI, (AA): The death toll from Sunday’s multiple blasts in the city of Maiduguri in Nigeria’s volatile northeast has risen to 54, according to police and hospital sources. Assistant superintendent of police for the area, Victor Isuku, … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb kills 7 near presidential palace
22nd Sep 2015

Somalia: Car bomb kills 7 near presidential palace

MOGADISHU, (AA & Agencies): A car bomb exploded outside a hotel located near Somalia’s presidential palace on Monday evening killing at least seven people and injuring ten others, Interior Ministry sources have said. According to a local security official, the … Continued

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

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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