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Pope in Africa wants to bridge Muslims and Christians

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis steps onto African soil for the first time on Wednesday to address the continent’s fast-growing Catholic...

Yemenis seek refuge from war in Africa

SHAFAQNA - Fighting has intensified in Yemen with more than 120,000 people fleeing the country April. Roughly 30,000 have sought...

Senegal considers implementing a ban on the burqa

SHAFAQNA - Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of extremism in the west African...

Sudan’s struggle with human trafficking

SHAFAQNA - Haddas Sisay, a young woman from Eritrea, had hoped to reach Italy via Sudan -- but her hopes...

Egypt Voices Concern Over Racism Against Muslims, Migrants in...

SHAFAQNA - Egypt voiced on Wednesday 11/11/2015 serious concerns over racism and hatred against foreigners in Austria, especially the migrants,...

S.African police clash with strikers at parliament

SHAFAQNA - Riot police fired stun and smoke grenades within South Africa's parliament complex on Wednesday in a clash...

Uganda: Muslims Ready to Welcome Pope Francis With Open...

SHAFAQNA - During his upcoming visit to Uganda, Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with among others, a delegation representing...

Muslim clergy charged to educate congregations

SHAFAQNA - The National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has entreated Muslim clergy to educate their congregations on...

Muslims offer prayers for victims of stampede in Saudi...

SHAFAQNA - The National Chief Imam, Shiekh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu yesterday offered special prayers to the departed souls of Ghanaian...

Malawi Islamic Charity Empower Rural Women

SHAFAQNA - In an attempt to rescue poverty-stricken rural women in Malawi, a local Islamic charity is providing entrepreneurship skills...

Christians and Muslims murdered in sectarian violence in Central...

SHAFAQNA - Christians in Central African Republic have been murdered in revenge for an attack on Muslim rebels. At least seven...

A group of suspected radicals target Imam Hussain mourners...

SHAFAQNA - "The thugs, under the order of one of the Wahhabi cleric in Jos, Sheikh Aliyu bn Aliyu,...

Visiting prof. talks Islam, activism in Middle East

SHAFAQNA - Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen, a professor in the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, lectured in...

Muslims, Christians participate in Ashura procession in Kaduna, Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Muslims and some section of the Christian community have on Saturday commemorated the Day of Ashura by way...

Africa: Muslims, Christians mark Ashura in Kaduna

SHAFAQNA - There had been daily mourning sessions, which culminated in a large procession on Saturday that drew about one...

Lucknow Shiite clerics in demand abroad for Muharram programs

SHAFAQNA -  Do not be surprised if you find the airport crowded with Shia clerics, because these clerics from...

Niger says two soldiers killed in suspected Boko Haram...

SHAFAQNA - A thwarted attack by suspected Boko Haram Takfiri militants has claimed the lives of two Nigerien soldiers and...

Liberia: Ahmadiyya Muslims Donate to Schools

SHAFAQNA - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Agency has identified with less fortunate students across Liberia. The Muslim group is said to...

Egyptian parliamentary elections kick off as polls open to...

SHAFAQNA - Polls are opening Saturday in Egyptian embassies and consulates worldwide to allow Egyptian nationals to vote in the...

Muslims in Nigeria gather to mark Muharram

SHAFAQNA - Some Muslim organisations in the country have called on the federal and state governments to declare Muharram 1,...

The sacred month of Muharram in Morocco

SHAFAQNA - The festival of Muharram will be celebrated in Morocco on Thursday October the 15th. Muharram is held to...

Sisters of the Islamic Movement wrapped up Conference In...

SHAFAQNA - Conference for the Sisters of the Shiite Islamic Movement wrapped up In Mafara, Zamfara state (northwestern Nigeria) on...

Lecture on Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet...

SHAFAQNA - The Renowned lecturer of History in Bayero University Kano Prof Dahiru Yahaya has urged the Muslims Ummah to...

Egypt to restore Tutankhamun’s beard after botched repair

SHAFAQNA - Pharaoh’s gold burial mask will be removed from display for restoration work more than a year after beard...

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

SHAFAQNA - A group of Tunisian trade unions, lawyers and human rights activists have won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. A...

Egypt under fire over face-veil ban

SHAFAQNA - Seventy-seven niqab-wearing faculty members from across Cairo University are preparing to file a law suit against the university...

Muslims, Christians give ‘Message of Hope’ during Sallah Festival...

SHAFAQNA - The Resource Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria orgainsed 2015 Sallah Feast (Great Eid or al-Adha celebration) on...

Libyan unity govt could be unveiled Wednesday

SHAFAQNA - Bernardino Leon, the UN’s special envoy for Libya, announced late Tuesday that a Libyan unity government could...

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