Posts

You need to try Egyptian halal street-food startups now

, , ,
SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Ahmed Gabr: In the Middle East and Africa region, Egypt is the second only to Saudi Arabia  for consumer spending on eating out, with almost 12 per cent of the total value of the food-and-beverage industry in 2016.…

Pope Francis calls for international community to act decisively for end of migrant shipwrecks in Mediterranean

, , , , ,
SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis expressed sorrow over recent deaths of migrants from Africa in the Mediterranean Sea in Sunday’s Angelus among thousands of the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square, and appeal to the international community to…

Islamic Movement Press Statement: Whereabouts of Sheikh Zakzaky now unknown

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has expressed great concerns about the whereabout of its Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, claiming that he was last seen or heard from yesterday soon after he was arraigned before a Kaduna state high…

Free Zakzaky processions sweep across northern Nigeria

,
SHAFAQNA - From Adamawa to Zamfara, thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and their sympathizers held massive Free Zakzaky processions on Saturday 28/04/18, to further call for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky. This…

Two suicide bombers kill three in north Nigeria mosque

SHAFAQNA - Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko Haram in 2014, sources told AFP Sunday. The bombers, a man and a woman, detonated…

Amnesty International strongly condemns Buhari regime, calls to release Sheik El Zakzaky & his wife

,
SHAFAQNA - Responding to a violent crackdown by Nigerian police on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) protesting the detention of their leader in Abuja, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “This was a needless…

Press Statement: IMN condemns police attack on IMN peaceful procession in Abuja

,
SHAFAQNA - The Nigerian police yesterday (4.16.2018) opened fire on peaceful Free Zakzaky protesters, killing at least one and injuring many others. It all started in the afternoon after the police laid siege on the venue of Free Zakzaky sit…

Rallies Held in Solidarity with Sheikh Zakzaky in Different Countries

,
SHAFAQNA - Rights activists held rallies in Britain, Pakistan, Turkey and Switzerland in solidarity with jailed Nigerian Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. According to al-Laulau website, the participants condemned the continued detention…

Senegal Introduces Contenders in Iran Int’l Quran Contests

SHAFAQNA - According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Dakar, they will take part in the recitation and memorization categories of the international Quran competitions for men, women, and seminary students. Ms Maymouna Lu will be the West…

Global "Free Zakzaky" protests planned for 15th April 2018

,
SHAFAQNA - Global Protests are being planned next week, on 15 April 2018, to coincide with a hundred days of continuous Free Zakzaky protests in Nigeria demanding the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh…

OPED - Nigeria: The North Is An Orphan

,
SHAFAQNA - Although Nigeria has been divided into six geo-political zones, as the name suggests, to suit the Nigeria’s politics, Northern Nigeria is made up of 19 out of all the 36 states in Nigeria. For religious, cultural and historical…

Lebanese Youth Foundation runs fundraiser for children in Burundi - Africa

,
SHAFAQNA - The Lebanese Youth Foundation has launched a new fundraiser in collaboration with AhlulBayt Africa to assist impoverished children in Burundi. The appeal reads as follow: Bismillah Ar-Rahmān Ar-Rahīm, Give to the near of…

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…

Abbas calls for African role in peace process

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas calls on African states to join a multilateral mechanism to discuss the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, after spurning any US role in such negotiations. “Pursuing peace…

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…

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…

Shia Muslims visit Nigerian churches to celebrate Christmas with Christians

,
SHAFAQNA - A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christianpopulation. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination,…

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

,
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,…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

,
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

,
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…

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

,
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…

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.…

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…