12m children out of school due to virus, conflict in Sahel
20th Oct 2020

12m children out of school due to virus, conflict in Sahel

By Rodrigue Forku   YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AA): Twelve million children have been forced out school in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as widespread conflict, across Africa’s Central Sahel region, a humanitarian group said Monday. In a … Continued

Mali observes 3-day mourning after deadly terrorist attack
15th Oct 2020

Mali observes 3-day mourning after deadly terrorist attack

By Felix Tih (AA): Mali, which is 95% Muslim, on Thursday began a three-day national mourning to pay tributes to the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack that killed at least 11 soldiers and 12 civilians, according to an official statement. … Continued

Africa: Covid-19 cases pass 1.55m, deaths near 38,000
11th Oct 2020

Africa: Covid-19 cases pass 1.55m, deaths near 38,000

By Addis Getachew and Rodrigue Forku   ADDIS ABABA (AA): Coronavirus cases in Africa are now over 1.55 million (1,556,262), the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in an update on Saturday. At least 37,922 people … Continued

Senegal: 16 dead in annual Muslim pilgrimage accidents
7th Oct 2020

Senegal: 16 dead in annual Muslim pilgrimage accidents

By Alioune Ndiaye and Felix Tih   DAKAR, Senegal/ANKARA (AA): At least 16 people have died in accidents over recent days as Muslim pilgrims gathered for a major religious gathering in central Senegal, authorities said late on Tuesday. The fatalities … Continued

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast
16th Sep 2020

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast

By Bayram Altug   GENEVA (AA) – At least 24 people died when a rubber boat carrying irregular migrants sank Tuesday on the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Libyan Coast Guard teams detected … Continued

Somalia: Siege in Al-Shabaab hotel attack ended, 16 killed
17th Aug 2020

Somalia: Siege in Al-Shabaab hotel attack ended, 16 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): Somali special forces ended a four-hour-long siege by al-Shabaab terrorists of a popular hotel in the capital late Sunday, a government spokesman told Anadolu Agency. At least 16 people, including officials and civilians, are among the dead. … Continued

Cameroon: 18 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack
3rd Aug 2020

Cameroon: 18 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

By Fatma Esma Arslan   DAKAR, Senegal (AA): At least 18 civilians were killed and eleven others were seriously injured in an attack attributed to the Boko Haram group, local media reported on Sunday. The attack took place in the … Continued

Kenya: Jamia Mosque remains closed due to 100 person limit
25th Jul 2020

Kenya: Jamia Mosque remains closed due to 100 person limit

By Mbarak Abucheri in Nairobi   Nairobi, Kenya, (The Muslim News): Jamia Mosque Nairobi shall remain closed for regular five daily prayers due to the impracticality of the 100 persons limit announced last week by the government. This week, saw the … Continued

Nigeria: ‘Mysterious disease’ kills nearly 1,000 people
9th Jun 2020

Nigeria: ‘Mysterious disease’ kills nearly 1,000 people

By Adam Abu-bashal   ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): At least 979 people, including health care workers and high-level officials, died in North-Western Nigeria Kano State due to a mysterious disease, said the country’s health minister. Speaking at the Presidential Task Force … Continued

Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians
31st May 2020

Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): At least 10 people have been killed, and over 13 others were wounded in a bomb blast which targeted a civilian transport vehicle in the vicinity of Hawa Abdi, the lower Shabelle region … Continued

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning
25th May 2020

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): Scores of Muslims in Nigeria performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday amid the threat of coronavirus, and warning against mass gatherings. Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential team on COVID-19, warned against gathering … Continued

Ethiopia: Muslims, Christians join to fight COVID-19
17th Apr 2020

Ethiopia: Muslims, Christians join to fight COVID-19

  By Seleshi Tessema ADDIS ABABA-Ethiopia (AA): While in other parts of the world, authorities labored to convince some religious groups about the dangers of the pandemic, in Ethiopia two major religions Christianity and Islam took no time to join … Continued

African Union slams US plan on Palestine-Israel dispute
10th Feb 2020

African Union slams US plan on Palestine-Israel dispute

By Seleshi Tessema and Addis Getachew   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): Addressing the annual summit of the African Union (AU) leaders, the chairman of the bloc heavily criticized the U.S.’ so-called peace plan in Middle East. “We all suffered from … Continued

Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in terrorist attacks
22nd Jan 2020

Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in terrorist attacks

By Alaattin Dogru   DAKAR, Senegal,(AA): At least 36 civilians were killed in terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso, local media reported Tuesday. Terrorists attacked Nagraogo village Monday, killing 32 people, and burned the market there to the ground. They … Continued

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills 3, wounds over 20
19th Jan 2020

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills 3, wounds over 20

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): In the Somali capital Mogadishu, at least three people were killed and 20 injured, including several Turkish nationals, when a suicide car bomb targeted a police convoy escorting Turkish contractors on Saturday, said … Continued

Niger: Suspected terrorists kill 25 soldiers
10th Jan 2020

Niger: Suspected terrorists kill 25 soldiers

By  James Tasamba   (AA): Suspected terrorists killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others Thursday in an attack on an army outpost in Niger’s western region, said the government, nearly a month after a similar assault left dozens dead. In … Continued

Libya: Haftar militias bombard Tripoli’s Souq al-Juma district
9th Jan 2020

Libya: Haftar militias bombard Tripoli’s Souq al-Juma district

By Gulsen Topcu and Enes Canli   TRIPOLI (AA): Militias loyal to East Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar launched artillery and missile strikes in the capital Tripoli’s Souq al-Juma district early Thursday. Since early evening, a number of strong explosions have … Continued

Kenya: Al-Shabaab kills 3 Americans in attack on Kenya base
6th Jan 2020

Kenya: Al-Shabaab kills 3 Americans in attack on Kenya base

By Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA): The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed Sunday that a U.S. service member and two Defense Department contractors were killed when al-Shabaab militants stormed a military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces … Continued

Somalia: Suicide attack kills almost 80 in Mogadishu
29th Dec 2019

Somalia: Suicide attack kills almost 80 in Mogadishu

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): Almost 80 people, including two Turkish nationals, were killed and over 100 wounded, including children and many university students,  in a suicide truck bomb attack on a security checkpoint in the Somali capital … Continued

Ethiopia: Muslims urge probe into torching of mosques
26th Dec 2019

Ethiopia: Muslims urge probe into torching of mosques

By Addis Getachew and Seleshi Tessema   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): Muslims in Ethiopia condemned the weekend torching of mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the country. A demonstration on Tuesday in Jijjiga, a Muslim-dominated city in the east, urged an … 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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