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South African Activists Call for Legal Recognition of Muslim...

SHAFAQNA - South African law requires marriages be conducted by a registered official. But many of the country’s Muslims get...

Plot to kill southern Muslims and Christians in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Southern Muslims and Christians have been warned by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) that there is a...

Nigerian migrants: Rescued but still in the EU crosshairs

SHAFAQNA - After an accord with Turkey practically shut down the Aegean route, the EU is eying a raft of...

Ashura Procession in Zaria City (Nigeria Oct 2016)

Shafaqna - On 11 Al-muharram 1348 (Thursday, October 12, 2016) Muslims under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Zazkaky staged a peaceful procession...

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession

SHAFAQNA- Nine people were killed as police opened fire on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s north on Wednesday,...

Nigeria: Authorities target Shia mourners during Ashura commemorations

SHAFAQNA - Many fatalities have been reported after the army and police targeted Shia Muslim supporters of the Islamic Movement...

Nigeria: Army surrounds Kaduna mosque, fears grow for those...

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has received credible first hand evidence that soldiers have completely surrounded a mosque in the Nigerian city...

Nigeria: Arrests ensue after ban on Nigerian Islamic Movement

SHAFAQNA - Tens of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been rounded up as they attended gatherings...

Nigeria: Authorities fiddle in Zakzaky affair while Rome burns

SHAFAQNA - The continued detention of the leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) without charge has become a farce and...

Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - In its short, seven-year insurgency, Boko Haram has emerged as one of the most ruthless and deadly radical...

UN says NE Nigeria drawn back by 70 years...

SHAFAQNA - Boko Haram insurgency has set back Nigeria’s northeast by at least 70 years in education development, killing 611...

Nigeria Hajj victims – 18 pilgrims never made it...

SHAFAQNA - Eighteen Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during the just concluded 2016 Hajj attended by Muslims, the National Hajj...

Buhari’s Human Rights violation will turn into anarchy

SHAFAQNA - Barely a week to his scheduled address to the 71st regular session of the United Nation’s General Assembly...

South Sudan agrees to 4,000 more UN peacekeepers

SHAFAQNA - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to the deployment of 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers after initially rejecting...

Nigeria military sells weapons to Boko Haram

SHAFAQNA - The Nigerian military disclosed that some of its officers had sold arms and ammunition to Boko Haram.The theatre...

Nigerian court turns down Shiite leader Sheikh Zakzaky’s bail...

SHAFAQNA - Justice Okon Abang of a Nigeria's Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has turned down a request by...

Islamic banking in Africa

SHAFAQNA - The African market for Islamic banking and finance is unique for several reasons. Among other things, the continent...

Nigerian Christians and Muslims open International Centre for Inter-Faith...

SHAFAQNA - Christians and Muslims in Nigeria have opened a historic interfaith peace center in Kaduna state, where more than...

Why are Kenyan churches and mosques being painted yellow?

SHAFAQNA - Churches and mosques in Nairobi are being painted a vibrant shade of yellow to demonstrate a "shared humanity"...

Nigerian president Buhari breaks silence on Zaria massacre after...

SHAFAQNA - President Muhammadu Buhari has assured international and local human rights groups of “appropriate response” to a report of...

Sierra Leone villages warmly welcome Imam Reza caravan

SHAFAQNA - In continuation of its travel, "Under the Shade of the Sun" Caravan entered in Sierra Leone's Niyama and...

Nigerian Shia Muslim organization condemns calls of Supreme Council...

SHAFAQNA - The Rasulul A’azam Foundation (RAAF), a Shi’a-based Muslim organization in Nigeria, has condemned recent calls by the Kaduna...

Militant Christian group in Nigeria threatens to attack Muslims...

SHAFAQNA - A Christian militant group in Nigeria responded to the latest threats made by Boko Haram extremists against Christians...

Islamic Movement in Nigeria organized Hajj Seminar in Zaria

SHAFAQNA - The Education Committee of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria organized 3rd Hajj Seminar at Fudiyyah School Zaria on...

Doctors Without Borders fears famine in northeast Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Severely malnourished children are dying in large numbers in northeast Nigeria, the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants...

Dakar Islamic Institute to host largest Quranic gathering

SHAFAQNA - According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the National Union of Schools and Quranic Institutes of Senegal...

Restrictions on Egyptian Muslims’ sermons not a good sign

SHAFAQNA - The Egyptian government is shortening the leash on Muslim congregations, and it’s not a good sign for religious...

Libya unity government condemns French military presence

SHAFAQNA - Libya’s UN-backed government on Wednesday criticised the presence of French troops in the chaos-wracked country, as President Francois...

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 at mosque in...

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber belonging to Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram killed at least 11 people when he blew...

Nigeria: President urged to protect annual Al-Quds rally

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to raise concerns about information it has received that...

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