2nd Nov 2014

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover

  A coalition of opposition parties in Burkina Faso has warned against Isaac Zida’s leadership and called for a mass rally in the capital, Ouagadougou. The move follows protests throughout the country that turned violent. Following an announcement on Saturday … Continued

1st Nov 2014

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): A bomb blast wounded three civilians early Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the state-run MENA news agency reported. The bomb, hidden in a rubbish bin, went off at around 4:30 a.m., injuring three street cleaners, the report … Continued

1st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire

  Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group’s leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a “lie.” Nigerian militant group Boko Haram … Continued

31st Oct 2014

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as president

    Burkina Faso’s president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course. Compaore also said he would lift a “state of siege” announced … Continued

28th Oct 2014

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results

    Tunisia’s main secular party was upbeat with the count underway Monday after the first parliamentary election since Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. The vote pitted Islamist party al-Nahda against its main secular rival Nidaa Tounes – also known as Call … Continued

27th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Gunmen killed at least 17 people and abducted 30 teenagers in renewed attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence in the West African country, a local government chief said on Sunday. The … Continued

26th Oct 2014

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections

  The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has renewed its parliamentary majority, according to election commission officials. The BDP’s victory also sets up President Ian Khama for a second term in office. Botswana’s election commission announced on Sunday that the … Continued

25th Oct 2014

Egypt: 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb

  At least 25 soldiers were killed and tens injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said. The bomb attack targeted a military convoy of … Continued

23rd Oct 2014

Egypt: Cairo University bomb wounds nine

    A bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University on Wednesday, an Egyptian police official said ,wounding at least nine people, among them police and civilians. Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs. An … Continued

23rd Oct 2014

Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents, killing 73

  By: Ahmed al-Zaaleek   Benghazi: There has been unprecedented deterioration in the security situation in the city of Benghazi in northeast Libya, taking a large toll on the lives of its citizens. Since October 15, the fighting that has … Continued

18th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal

  Observers are urging caution over an apparent deal to end hostilities between the Nigerian government and militant group Boko Haram. Plans to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have also not yet been confirmed. Doubts have overclouded a purported … Continued

18th Oct 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: New attack in Congo leaves more than 20 dead

  Several people have been killed in a new attack in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre. Victims of the attack reportedly include a soldier. Attackers killed 10 women, eight children … Continued

17th Oct 2014

Egypt: Two police recruits killed in blast in Egypt Sinai

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two police recruits were killed and ten others injured as an explosive device targeted their microbus on Thursday late evening in southern Arish city in Egypt’s North Sinai, a security source told Xinhua on condition … Continued

16th Oct 2014

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s combined electoral observation mission on Wednesday urged all Mozambicans to remain calm and tranquil after voting officially closed in the general elections. Dinis Matsolo from the combined electoral observation, a national body created especially to observe … Continued

15th Oct 2014

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): A total of 27 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Bachi District of Riyom local government area in central Nigeria’s Plateau State, a local official said on Tuesday. The Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Josephine Piyo, … Continued

15th Oct 2014

Egypt jails politician for “insulting judiciary”

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a politician who backs ousted president Mohamed Mursi to one year in jail for “insulting Egypt’s judiciary,” a judicial source has said. According to the source, Essam Sultan, deputy leader of the … Continued

13th Oct 2014

Mozambique: 15 injured in northern Mozambique clash during electoral campaign

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): At least 15 people were injured on Sunday in northern Mozambique amid attacks related to electoral campaign, local state news agency reported on Sunday. Gangs of supporters of the former rebel movement Renamo roamed through the streets … Continued

13th Oct 2014

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven

  At least seven people have died in a car-bombing at a busy café in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Most of those who died had been … Continued

11th Oct 2014

Egyptian army kills 21 “terrorists”: army spokesman

    The Egyptian army on Friday said it killed 21 “terrorists” and detained 36 suspected “militants” over the course of last week. “Army forces killed 21 terrorist elements in the period from October 3 to October 9,” army spokesman … Continued

8th Oct 2014

Libya: Dozens of Palestinians, Syrians found dead after boat sank off Libyan coast

    Libyan authorities have found dozens of illegal migrants, mostly Palestinians and Syrians, dead off Libya earlier this month after their boat sank due to technical problems, an international rights watchdog said Tuesday. “The boat which is believed to … Continued

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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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