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Quran Competition Held in Kenya

SHAFAQNA- According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Kenya, the Grand Mosque of the capital city hosted the Quranic event from the beginning of the holy month. A total of 67 girls and 109 boys from 27 elementary schools competed on memorization…

Police fire shots to disperse Kenya protesters marching on election body HQ

SHAFAQNA- Kenyan opposition supporters have marched on the election commission headquarters in the capital in another demonstration ahead of a re-run of the country’s presidential race later this month. Shots were fired in the air by…

Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group beheads 3 people in Kenya

SHAFAQNA- Kenyan officials say suspected Takfiri al-Shabab militants from Somalia have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack in Kenya. Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said gunmen believed to be al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab…

Kenya’s black market in “refugee real estate”

SHAFAQNA - The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated, corrupt, and leaves some refugees vulnerable to losing…

"We all should fight against oppressor rulers of Bahrain", Kenyan MP - INTERVIEW

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SHAFAQNA - Brutal treatment of rulers in Bahrain with people is not acceptable. The whole world including Muslims, Christians and etc., despite the differences we should all fight together so peace can be gained and Justice to be established…

Kenya Developing Halal Rules with Eye on Muslim Tourists

SHAFAQNA- Kenya is developing halal standards for certification of hospitality facilities in a move targeting Muslims’ growing demand for leisure travel. The Tourism Regulatory Authority (TRA) said the guidelines will benefit tourists…

81 Muslims have disappeared along Kenya’s border

SHAFAQNA - As Kenyan coastal region sheikhs, imams and preachers vanish in alleged killings and forced disappearances, their wives are demanding answers. The clerics, some as old as 50 years, have disappeared or died after security services…

Kenyan Olympic official arrested over theft of Rio kits

SHAFAQNA - A senior Kenyan athletics official was arrested Monday after stolen sports kits were discovered at his home in Nairobi, police said. Ben Ekumbo, deputy chairman of the National Olympic Committee, was detained as part of a police…

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" and highlight that there is more that unites people of different faiths than divides them. The 'Colour in Faith' initiative…

Deaths and Disappearances Abuses in Counterterrorism Operations in Nairobi and in Northeastern Kenya

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SHAFAQNA - No one here reports to police because they fear for their lives. . . . There are people who have been missing for more than nine months. Some are taken for a few weeks or days for questioning and then returned, so it is a situation…

Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christians from terrorists dies

SHAFAQNA -"Kill us all or leave." That's what Salah Farah told Al-Shabaab gunmen who ambushed a bus he was riding in the Kenyan county of northeast Mandera in late December. The gunmen said they were going to kill Christian passengers. "They…

Muslims hailed for protecting Christians during terror attack on Kenyan bus

SHAFAQNA Muslims helped dress non-Muslim passengers in Islamic garb to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said. Two people died in the attack on Monday in northern Mandera County when…

How Muslims shielded Christians in al Shabaab terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - Al Shabaab terrorists sprayed a Mandera bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians travelling with them. A year ago,…