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Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe (Photo by AFP)
21 Aug 2017 10:26

Zimbabwe first lady gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

Islam Times - Zimbabwean first lady has returned to homeland after the South African government granted her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

 
This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addressing members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the presidency in Abuja. (Photo by AFP)
21 Aug 2017 10:20

Calls for Nigeria's breakup have crossed red line: Bhuari

Islam Times - Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in his first speech since returning home after three months of medical leave in Britain.

 
Over 1,000 Terrorists Enter Morocco, Tunisia as ISIS Crumbles
21 Aug 2017 04:34

Over 1,000 Terrorists Enter Morocco, Tunisia as ISIS Crumbles

Islam Times - Over 1,000 terrorists have entered Morocco and Tunisia after fleeing the battlefields of ISIS terrorist groups now crumbling caliphate.

 
Sudanese workers offload US aid destined for South Sudan from the World Food Programme (WFP) at Port Sudan on March 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Aug 2017 13:10

Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.

 
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gives a press conference on August 16, 2017 at the offices of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi. (Photo by AFP)
19 Aug 2017 11:22

Kenya opposition files case against presidential electipn

Islam Times - The Kenyan opposition has filed a petition with the country’s Supreme Court, dismissing as “fundamentally flawed” the results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, his longtime rival.

 
Sudanese PM, officials pushed from activist’s funeral procession
17 Aug 2017 04:49

Sudanese PM, officials pushed from activist’s funeral procession

Islam Times - People attending the funeral procession of a prominent Sudanese rights activist have forcefully pushed Prime Minister and First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh and a number of high-ranking officials from the ceremony.

 
This file photo taken on February 02, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Photo by AFP)
16 Aug 2017 05:09

Algeria’s PM sacked after 79 days in office

Islam Times - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, the presidency said, according to state media.

 
Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia
16 Aug 2017 05:06

Defected militant commander says al-Shabab not serving Islam

Islam Times - The one-time deputy leader and a senior commander of Somalia’s al Shabab has called on for others to quit the Takfiri terrorist outfit following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

 
Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant
14 Aug 2017 07:16

Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Islam Times - At least seventeen people have been killed and nine others wounded after suspected Takfiri terrorists opened fire on people in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, officials say.

 
A man runs away from Kenyan security forces patrolling in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on August 12, 2017, following overnight protests against the electoral results. (Photo by AFP)
13 Aug 2017 07:59

Opposition claims 100 killed in Kenya post-election unrest

Islam Times - A member of Kenya’s opposition has claimed that 100 people have been killed in the ongoing post-election violence in the country.

 
South Sudanese rebels hold weapons near their base at the rebel-held village of Thonyor in Leer County on April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
13 Aug 2017 03:52

South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

Islam Times - South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control of their stronghold town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia from government forces.

 
Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election
12 Aug 2017 04:18

Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election

Islam Times - Kenya’s election commission has declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election.

 
Kenyans heading to polls to choose president, other officials
8 Aug 2017 07:17

Kenyans heading to polls to choose president, other officials

Islam Times - Voters are heading to the polls in Kenya to elect a new president and other country officials in a tight race, which pits incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against his longtime rival, Raila Odinga.

 
Nigerian protesters demand Buhari return or resign
8 Aug 2017 04:07

Nigerian protesters demand Buhari return or resign

Islam Times - Nigerian protesters have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari, receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment for more than three months, either return or resign.

 
Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard
8 Aug 2017 03:54

Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard

Islam Times - Within a month Turkey will open its largest overseas military facility in Africa. Ankara's largest diplomatic representation is in Africa. Its national airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other international carrier.

 
A woman casts her vote in Mauritania’s constitutional referendum on August 5, 2017 at the polling station in Nouakchott. (Photo by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 11:28

Mauritanians vote to abolish Senate, boost president powers

Islam Times - Mauritanians have voted to abolish the upper house of the country’s parliament and change the national flag in a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition.

 
Mandela’s Grandson Urges Severing Ties with Israel, Commitment to Palestine
7 Aug 2017 04:08

Mandela’s Grandson Urges Severing Ties with Israel, Commitment to Palestine

Islam Times - The grandson of South African freedom icon, Nelson Mandela, has urged the government to sever ties with the Israeli regime.

 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with his Gambian counterpart Ousainou Darboe, in Beijing, China, August 1, 2017.
2 Aug 2017 06:10

China offers aid to new friend Gambia

Islam Times - China has offered to support Gambia in the sectors of infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and other areas, following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.

 
Chinese military ships
2 Aug 2017 05:03

China Officially Inaugurates First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

Islam Times - China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday in an event timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China's military, the People's Liberation Army, on August 1.

 
Kenyan security forces gather outside the residence of Deputy President William Ruto, July 29, 2017. (Photo from social media)
31 Jul 2017 05:50

2 killed in attack on Kenya deputy president's home

Islam Times - Two people have been killed in an attack on Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s residence, police say, days before the African country’s next presidential election on August 8.