UNHCR seek US$157 million to aid Boko Haram displaced

SHAFAQNA - The UN refugee agency has appealed for $157 million to help over 280,000 people affected by the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group. On Wednesday, the UNHCR announced that the amount was required to aid some 208,000 Nigerian refugees…

Central African Republic: Priest says UN is failing to protect Muslim refugees

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SHAFAQNA - With violence escalating across the Central African Republic (CAR), a priest has condemned UN failure to protect the vulnerable - including Muslims being sheltered by the Church. Father Yovane Cox told Aid to the Church in Need that…

Moroccan Memorizer Wins Khartoum Int’l Quran Award

SHAFAQNA - The panel of judges announced Ahmed Abdul Wahhab Ashiri from Morocco as the top winner of the contest. The runner-up was Muhammad Ahmed from Sudan and the third prize went to Salim Abdullah Alim from Libya. The three top winners…

Islamic Movement in Nigeria press conference on health situation of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Wednesday 10th January, 2018 addressed a Press Conference on the health situation of Sheikh Zakzaky, who is being illegally detained despite a valid court judgement declaring his continued detention…

Seminar in Egypt Features Divine Religions’ Opposition to Violence

SHAFAQNA - The Arab country’s parliament has organized the one-day forum in cooperation with Ministry of Youths Affairs, according to al-Misri al-Yawm website. It seeks to discuss and analyze the view of divine religions in rejection of…

School children stage Free Zakzaky protest in Abuja

SHAFAQNA - A fresh Free Zakzaky protest was staged in Abuja, the Nigerian Capital today Thursday the 4th of January 2018 by School Children. Source - ABNA

At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Gunmen storm church in southern Nigeria, killing at least 17

SHAFAQNA - Unknown gunmen killed 17 people following a new year's day church service in southern Nigeria, a local official said, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region. Local government official Osi Olisa said Tuesday that the attackers…

Khartoum Quran Contest to Be Held with 70 Contenders

SHAFAQNA - An official with the organizing committee of Sudan’s 9th international Quran competition said 70 Quran memorizers will take part in the contest . Maaz Fatih al-Hajj said the total number of the participants, who will compete…

Sheikh Zakzaky's health condition deteriorating; his left eye lost vision

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SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife are in a deteriorating health condition, a senior member of the movement said. "Sheikh Adam Suhu a member of the IMN said that unfortunately,…

Interior and Islamic Affairs Ministries Hunt for Extremist Books in Moroccan Bookstores

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SHAFAQNA - Morocco World News : Commissions from both ministries have begun a campaign in bookstores around the kingdom to search out religious extremist books, especially those whose authors are preachers known for praising terrorism and radicalism,…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

Fleeing Boko Haram

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SHAFAQNA - The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years. She finally…

Sisters’ forum of IMN condemns Ayatollah Zakzaky’s detention

SHAFAQNA - The Sisters’ Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has criticized the continued detention of their leader, Ayatollah Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife by the Federal Government. In a statement by Firdausi Ali Yusuf during a protest…

Free Zakzaky, IMN cries out to Buhari after 700 days of detention

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SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife, Zeenah, and several hundreds of other members from detention. The group said after 700 days, it was heartless…

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

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SHAFAQNA - Libya’s coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Tuesday, officials said. The migrants were intercepted near the town of Zliten by one of several coastguard…

Cameroon becomes target of Boko Haram

SHAFAQNA - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon’s army. Cameroon’s semi-arid Far North region has been…

Still looking for evidence of Nigerian Army's Heinous Crimes in Zaria?

SHAFAQNA - Next week Monday, the Presidential Investigation Panel looking at human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian Army will resume sitting in Abuja. Among others, the Panel's sheet of terms of reference states that the panel is…

In C. African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N.…

All is set for the commencement of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has completed all necessary arrangements for the commencement of the annual #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017. This year's event will kick off in the next few days in the zones as is the usual…

Quran manuscript museum planned in Egypt

SHAFAQNA - Egypt’s Awqaf ministry plans to launch a museum of handwritten Qurans, an official said. Jabir Tayi, director of the ministry’s religious affairs department, said some 4000 Quranic and Islamic manuscripts will be put on display…

Somalia protests US raid, denounces foreign interference

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Mogadishu in defiance of Saturday’s blasts that claimed more than 300 lives. Somalia’s deadliest attacks to date reportedly came in retaliation for a joint raid by the country's…

A Country of Religious and Linguistic Diversity: Zimbabwe

SHAFAQNA - While Zimbabwe has no official religion, it comes in second place, only behind India, as the country with the most official languages. A study conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that Zimbabwe, along with 106 other…

At least 22 people killed after huge explosion in Somali capital

SHAFAQNA - A huge explosion from a truck bomb has killed at least 22 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they had heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy…

Nigeria: Police attack and arrest civilians marking Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Armed police in Nigeria have broken up a gathering of civilians marking the historical events of Ashura, arresting at least six people. The six, all members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, whose leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky remains…

EXCLUSIVE - Nigeria's Conquistadors

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SHAFAQNA - All Muslims take great pride in in the history of the great achievements of our predecessors in Al-Andalus, I in particular feel Al-Andalus in my veins, for I am a Bamalle; specifically my ancestors hail from a region once known…

Interfaith seeks peace among Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - The International Centre for Interfaith, Peace and Harmony (ICIPH) at the weekend said it will mobilize religious leaders in the northern states to promote peace and harmony among Muslims and Christian in Nigeria. The Co-Coordinator…

Amnesty International: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April

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    SHAFAQNA - A surge in attacks by Boko Haram terrorists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a rights group. The increasing use of…