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IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies
15 Mar 2018 05:17

IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the government in Abuja plans to keep the movement's leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenah in detention until they die.

This file photo, taken on July 29, 2017, shows a woman walking through the internally-displaced persons’ camp of Rann, northeast of Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border. (By AFP)
4 Mar 2018 11:33

UN suspends aid work in northeast Nigeria after militant attack

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN) has stopped its relief operations in northeastern Nigeria following an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants that left three humanitarian workers dead and at least three others missing.

A file photo of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan
3 Mar 2018 08:13

S Sudan distrusts UN probe of sexual abuse by peacekeepers: FM

Islam Times - South Sudan has expressed distrust of a United Nations probe into allegations of sexual abuses by Ghanaian peacekeepers against the violence-stricken civilians they were tasked with protecting at a UN camp for the internally-displaced, demanding a role in the investigation.

Gunmen attack army headquarters, French embassy in Burkina Faso
3 Mar 2018 06:24

Gunmen attack army headquarters, French embassy in Burkina Faso

Islam Times - Nearly 30 people, including civilians and soldiers, have been killed when gunmen launched a coordinated attack in Burkina Faso's capital, targeting the army headquarters and the French embassy.

Race for Influence in Djibouti, Gate of East Africa
1 Mar 2018 05:09

Race for Influence in Djibouti, Gate of East Africa

Islam Times - The race in Africa is a struggle over the resources of the black continent, but story of Djibouti is different, as the state essentially has not much natural and energy resources. But its biggest privilege is its geopolitical position.

Relatives of missing school girls in Dapchi, Nigeria
27 Feb 2018 10:22

110 Girls Missing after Boko Haram Raid on School in Northeast Nigeria

Islam Times - In yet another mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria more than 100 girls were abducted after suspected Boko Haram militants raided on their school last week. Government has deployed fighter jets, helicopters and surveillance planes to search for them.

Women with their malnourished children on May 31, 2017, wait outside a nutrition center run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan.
27 Feb 2018 10:20

Famine Again Threat in Violence-Torn South Sudan: Report

Islam Times - One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world’s youngest nation face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a new report says.

A Djibouti policeman stands guard during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP World’s Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti, on February 7, 2009. (Photo by Reuters)
24 Feb 2018 10:45

Djibouti seizes Dubai-operated port, angering Emirati firm

Islam Times - The Horn of Africa country of Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal that had been leased out to Dubai Ports World (DP World) for 30 years.

Two French Troops Killed in Mali Attack
24 Feb 2018 04:14

Two French Troops Killed in Mali Attack

Islam Times - Two French troops have been killed in Mali after their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

Family members greet released detainees outside a prison in north Khartoum, Sudan, February 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
19 Feb 2018 11:16

Sudan releases all individuals nabbed during recent unrest

Islam Times - Sudan has released all opposition activists, including some top figures, who had been detained in a crackdown on protests against a surge in food prices last month.

Daily "Free Zakzaky" sit out In Abuja enters second month
19 Feb 2018 06:25

Daily "Free Zakzaky" sit out In Abuja enters second month

Islam Times - The daily Free Zakzaky Sit Out embarked upon by a coalition of groups led by the Concerned Nigerians at the Unity Fountain, Abuja has entered its second month.

South Africans Hold Protest against US Al-Quds Move
18 Feb 2018 05:03

South Africans Hold Protest against US Al-Quds Move

Islam Times - Hundreds of South Africans have participated at a rally to protest US President’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli regime’s capital.

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn
17 Feb 2018 10:38

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

Islam Times - A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister says.

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bombing in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on October 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Feb 2018 10:37

Blasts claim 19 lives in Nigeria’s Borno State in attack blamed on Boko Haram

Islam Times - Some 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded when three bombers blew themselves up in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, the hardest hit by Daesh-inspired Boko Haram militancy.

Shiites in Nigeria: Brief History
14 Feb 2018 09:59

Shiites in Nigeria: Brief History

Islam Times - Nigeria is the most populated African state with a population of about 170 million. Being a federal republic located in West Africa, the country also holds the title of the third-largest Muslim nation.

This file photo taken on December 16, 2017 shows South Africa
13 Feb 2018 06:30

South African President Zuma given 48 hours to step down

Islam Times - South African President Jacob Zuma has been given 48 hours to leave his post as the head of state following an emergency African National Congress (ANC) party meeting.

Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna (file photo)
7 Feb 2018 13:20

Kenya deports opposition firebrand

Islam Times - An outspoken member of Kenya's opposition accused of treason for taking part in a mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga was deported to Canada late Tuesday.

South African President Jacob Zuma (bottom) is seen during a session of questions to the president at the South African parliament in Cape Town. (File photo by AFP)
7 Feb 2018 10:17

Political fate of South African president in limbo, rumors emerge of deal with ruling party

Islam Times - South Africa’s ruling party has postponed a top-level meeting that was expected to decide about scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma’s political future, as rumors emerge that it has reached a deal with Zuma to step down.

Irate South Sudan Youths Attack German Journalists
7 Feb 2018 08:09

Irate South Sudan Youths Attack German Journalists

Islam Times - German journalist, Sam Mednick, was attacked on Tuesday by an angry mob in South Sudanese capital, Juba as she covered a demonstration against the American arms embargo on the country.

A picture taken on September 10, 2017, shows Nigerian refugees at a UN camp for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) in Ngagam, some 50 kilometers from Diffa, southeastern Niger. (Photo by AFP)
1 Feb 2018 04:46

UNHCR appeals for $157mn for those fleeing Boko Haram

Islam Times - The UN refugee agency has appealed for $157 million to help over 280,000 people affected by the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group.