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

Egypt: Blast rocks Cairo, 6 policemen injured
20th Aug 2015

Egypt: Blast rocks Cairo, 6 policemen injured

CAIRO (AA): A powerful blast rocked near a state security headquarters in Egyptian capital Cairo early Thursday amid reports of casualties. A car-bomb went off outside a National Security building in the northern Cairo suburb of Shubra al-Kheima, the Interior … Continued

South Africa: Five killed in Cape Town plane crash
17th Aug 2015

South Africa: Five killed in Cape Town plane crash

JOHANNESBURG, (AA): Five people were killed Sunday morning when a light medical aircraft flying from Namibia crashed in Cape Town’s Tygerberg nature reserve. “A light medical aircraft transporting a patient from Namibia to a private hospital in Cape Town crashed, … Continued

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days

TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 30 people have been killed by Daesh militants  in northern Libya’s Sirte Basin Province – including 25 who were reportedly executed – in two days of fighting that continued on Saturday, according to a source from … Continued

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy

ROME (AA): At least 40 migrants have died after their vessel sank in the Mediterranean Sea, 33 kilometers [21 miles] north of the Libyan coast. The Italian navy, which rescued 312 people caught up in the incident, said early Saturday that … Continued

Kenya appoints first-ever female Muslim army brigadier
15th Aug 2015

Kenya appoints first-ever female Muslim army brigadier

By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, (AA): Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has promoted a Muslim woman to the post of brigadier in the country’s military – the first time ever for a woman to hold such a high rank in the Kenya Defense … Continued

Cameroon: Boko Haram kills 8 villagers in Far North
14th Aug 2015

Cameroon: Boko Haram kills 8 villagers in Far North

FAR NORTH, (AA): Boko Haram militants killed eight villagers on Thursday morning in Cameroon’s Far North region near the Nigerian border, Colonel Issa Bouba, deputy commander of Cameroon’s army, told Anadolu Agency. “The attackers came by surprise. They burned two public buildings before … Continued

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse
13th Aug 2015

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AA): Babacar Gaye, head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), resigned on Wednesday shortly after the UN announced the launch of investigations into allegations that MINUSCA peacekeepers had raped a 12-year-old local … Continued

Nigeria: 47 killed in local market bomb blast
12th Aug 2015

Nigeria: 47 killed in local market bomb blast

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least 47 people were killed in a blast after a bomb was reportedly buried at a local market in a remote town in Nigeria’s Borno state, sources said. The explosion occurred at the … Continued

Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast
11th Aug 2015

Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast

CAIRO (AA): Three policemen were injured in a bomb blast near a courthouse in eastern Cairo on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. An explosive device went off inside a traffic sentry post in Heliopolis district, injuring two traffic officers and … Continued

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack
10th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack

BAMAKO, (AA):  At least ten people were killed on Sunday in a fresh militant attack in northern Mali, two days after an attack on a hotel left 12 people dead, according to a Malian military spokesman. The spokesman, who insisted on anonymity, … Continued

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare
8th Aug 2015

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare

BAMAKO, Mali (AA): Four UN workers who had been taken hostage by militants at a hotel in central Mali were freed on Saturday following a deadly standoff with security forces, according to a Defense Ministry official and a UN spokesperson. At least … Continued

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project
7th Aug 2015

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project

CAIRO (AA): Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday officially opened a new shipping route of the Suez Canal. At a lavish ceremony attended by a host of foreign leaders, Sisi inaugurated the project, which the government hopes will double Egypt’s … Continued

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base
4th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base

TIMBUKTU, (AA): At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an attack on a National Guard base, local security sources told Anadolu Agency. According to the sources, who requested anonymity, at least 10 unidentified attackers assaulted the camp – located in Mali’s … Continued

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist
4th Aug 2015

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): An Ethiopian court on Monday slapped four leaders of a local Muslim group, a journalist and 13 others with hefty jail terms for “incitement” and “terrorism”. All of those sentenced, who have remained in police custody for … Continued

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week
3rd Aug 2015

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week

CAIRO (AA): Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. In a statement … Continued

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks
1st Aug 2015

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks

N’DJAMENA, (AA): The Chadian army announced on Friday that it has killed more than 100 suspected Boko Haram fighters in the past two weeks during an ongoing offensive in four villages in the Lake Chad Basin region.  “We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in … Continued

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters
29th Jul 2015

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): Wrapping up a five-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday in Addis Ababa, where he urged African countries to democratize, respect human rights and ensure the continent’s leaders abided by presidential term limits. Obama … Continued

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14
27th Jul 2015

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14

YAOUNDE, (AA):  Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured late Saturday when a female bomber blew herself up in Maroua city, capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, a government spokesman has said. The attack was carried out by a 13-year-old girl, … Continued


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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