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President of South Sudan Salva Kiir (R) arrives for the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017.
7 Mar 2017 09:30

Former South Sudanese general forms ant-government rebel group

Islam Times - A former South Sudanese army general, who resigned last month, has formed a new anti-government rebel group, pledging to topple President Salva Kiir.

Merkel Visited North Africa to Tackle Refugee Crisis, Warn Turkey
6 Mar 2017 08:30

Merkel Visited North Africa to Tackle Refugee Crisis, Warn Turkey

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Egypt and Tunisia and held talks with leaders of the two countries with illegal migrants topping the agenda.

A file photo of Somalia’s notorious al-Shabab militants
8 Feb 2017 12:12

Terrorist attack on Somali hotel on election day

Islam Times - A terrorist attack by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants on a hotel in Somalia’s port city of Bosasso has left four guards and two assailants dead.

Moroccan Deputy Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita
6 Feb 2017 13:05

Morocco says will never recognize SADR despite rejoining AU

Islam Times - Moroccan officials have rejected claims that their country will have to recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) now that the kingdom is permitted to rejoin the African Union (AU).

African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
2 Feb 2017 07:16

African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Islam Times - African countries slammed US president's provocative move to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from traveling to the country.

African heads of state pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 30, 2017.
31 Jan 2017 08:48

Morocco rejoins African Union after 33 years of absence

Islam Times - The African Union has readmitted Morocco into the bloc 33 years after its withdrawal over the still existing Western Sahara dispute.

African Refugees Protest in Al-Quds over Israeli Regime’s Detention, Deportation Policy
28 Jan 2017 08:32

African Refugees Protest in Al-Quds over Israeli Regime’s Detention, Deportation Policy

Islam Times - More than 1,000 African refugees have held a protest rally in front of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) to voice their anger at the Tel Aviv regime’s policy of mass detention and deportation against them.

Nigerian police tear-gas Zakzaky supporters
26 Jan 2017 08:08

Nigerian police tear-gas Zakzaky supporters

Islam Times - Police in Nigeria have used teargas to disperse peaceful protesters demanding the release of the country’s top Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria
24 Jan 2017 10:00

Boko Haram bombers using babies to thwart detection in Nigeria

Islam Times - Nigerian authorities have warned that female Takfiri bombers are using babies to thwart detection before their attacks.

Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky
23 Jan 2017 11:53

Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky

Islam Times - The Nigerian government has blatantly defied a court order given by the country's high court calling for the release of Islamic movement leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

People cheer Senegalese soldiers from a regional military force as they arrive at the Statehouse, in Banjul, The Gambia, on January 22, 2017.
23 Jan 2017 08:18

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘emptied coffers’ before leaving

Islam Times - The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh, who caused a political crisis in the African country before finally going into exile, has emptied the government’s treasury, plundering millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, says an aide to the country’s new president.

Gambia’s ex-ruler escorted into exile
22 Jan 2017 06:43

Gambia’s ex-ruler escorted into exile

Islam Times - The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, has left the country after conceding defeat in an election under increasing international pressure.

A convoy of Senegal soldiers en route towards the Gambia boarder with Senegal near Karang, Senegal, Jan. 19, 2017.
21 Jan 2017 08:21

Gambia's longtime leader Jammeh agrees to step down

Islam Times - Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has declared that he would step down as West African forces invaded his country to remove him following his refusal to cede power to president-elect Adama Barrow.

Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh
21 Jan 2017 05:14

Gambia’s Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

Islam Times - The Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh has asked the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is seen during an election rally in capital, Banjul, November 29, 2016.
18 Jan 2017 04:49

Gambian president declares state of emergency

Islam Times - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency, citing foreign interference in the presidential election of December.

Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow (C) flanked by his supporters arrives at a hotel in the capital, Banjul, for a meeting with four African heads of state, December 13, 2016.
16 Jan 2017 04:03

Adama Barrow lands in Senegal amid political crisis in Gambia

Islam Times - Gambia’s opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the December presidential election, has landed in neighboring Senegal, where he will remain until his planned inauguration this week.

Algerian policemen are seen in the capital, Algiers.
14 Jan 2017 09:45

Algeria busts international spy cell working for Israel

Islam Times - Algeria security forces have reportedly disbanded an international espionage network working for the Israeli regime in the North African country.

Ivory Coast mutinous soldiers wait for Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi at the airport in Bouake, the country
14 Jan 2017 04:25

Ivory Coast clinches deal with mutinous soldiers

Islam Times - A deal has been reached between the Ivory Coast’s government and the mutinous troops, days after a group of dissident army soldiers took over army bases in cities across the West African country, demanding bonus payments.

US President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his farewell speech at McCormick Place on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
14 Jan 2017 04:18

Obama eases sanctions against Sudan

Islam Times - Outgoing US President Barack Obama has eased some of the economic sanctions imposed against Sudan, aiming to improve relations with the Islamic country.

Muslim worshipers stand by at Cape Town mosque amid reports that two mosque in the city were defaced in rare Islamophobic acts in the country.
11 Jan 2017 06:25

Islamophobic attacks target mosques in South Africa's Cape Town

Islam Times - South African authorities have announced rare incidents of Islamophobic attacks on two mosques in the major city of Cape Town, where places of worship were defaced with blood sprayed on walls.