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This file photo taken on February 02, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Photo by AFP)
16 Aug 2017 05:09

Algeria’s PM sacked after 79 days in office

Islam Times - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, the presidency said, according to state media.

 
Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia
16 Aug 2017 05:06

Defected militant commander says al-Shabab not serving Islam

Islam Times - The one-time deputy leader and a senior commander of Somalia’s al Shabab has called on for others to quit the Takfiri terrorist outfit following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

 
Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant
14 Aug 2017 07:16

Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Islam Times - At least seventeen people have been killed and nine others wounded after suspected Takfiri terrorists opened fire on people in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, officials say.

 
A man runs away from Kenyan security forces patrolling in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on August 12, 2017, following overnight protests against the electoral results. (Photo by AFP)
13 Aug 2017 07:59

Opposition claims 100 killed in Kenya post-election unrest

Islam Times - A member of Kenya’s opposition has claimed that 100 people have been killed in the ongoing post-election violence in the country.

 
South Sudanese rebels hold weapons near their base at the rebel-held village of Thonyor in Leer County on April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
13 Aug 2017 03:52

South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

Islam Times - South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control of their stronghold town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia from government forces.

 
Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election
12 Aug 2017 04:18

Kenya’s Kenyatta declared winner of disputed presidential election

Islam Times - Kenya’s election commission has declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election.

 
Kenyans heading to polls to choose president, other officials
8 Aug 2017 07:17

Kenyans heading to polls to choose president, other officials

Islam Times - Voters are heading to the polls in Kenya to elect a new president and other country officials in a tight race, which pits incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against his longtime rival, Raila Odinga.

 
Nigerian protesters demand Buhari return or resign
8 Aug 2017 04:07

Nigerian protesters demand Buhari return or resign

Islam Times - Nigerian protesters have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari, receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment for more than three months, either return or resign.

 
Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard
8 Aug 2017 03:54

Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard

Islam Times - Within a month Turkey will open its largest overseas military facility in Africa. Ankara's largest diplomatic representation is in Africa. Its national airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other international carrier.

 
A woman casts her vote in Mauritania’s constitutional referendum on August 5, 2017 at the polling station in Nouakchott. (Photo by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 11:28

Mauritanians vote to abolish Senate, boost president powers

Islam Times - Mauritanians have voted to abolish the upper house of the country’s parliament and change the national flag in a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition.

 
Mandela’s Grandson Urges Severing Ties with Israel, Commitment to Palestine
7 Aug 2017 04:08

Mandela’s Grandson Urges Severing Ties with Israel, Commitment to Palestine

Islam Times - The grandson of South African freedom icon, Nelson Mandela, has urged the government to sever ties with the Israeli regime.

 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with his Gambian counterpart Ousainou Darboe, in Beijing, China, August 1, 2017.
2 Aug 2017 06:10

China offers aid to new friend Gambia

Islam Times - China has offered to support Gambia in the sectors of infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and other areas, following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.

 
Chinese military ships
2 Aug 2017 05:03

China Officially Inaugurates First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

Islam Times - China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday in an event timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China's military, the People's Liberation Army, on August 1.

 
Kenyan security forces gather outside the residence of Deputy President William Ruto, July 29, 2017. (Photo from social media)
31 Jul 2017 05:50

2 killed in attack on Kenya deputy president's home

Islam Times - Two people have been killed in an attack on Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s residence, police say, days before the African country’s next presidential election on August 8.

 
Somalian security personnel walk past burning vehicles as they secure an area in Mogadishu on July 30, 2017, after a car bomb explosion in the Somalian capital. (AFP photo)
31 Jul 2017 05:48

Ambush, clashes kill 39 African Union troops in Somalia, Shabab claims

Islam Times - Somalia’s militant group al-Shabab has claimed that it has launched a blitz attack on African Union troops south of the country, killing 39 of them.

 
This handout picture shows Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech to mark the 18th anniversary of his accession to the throne, in Tetouan, Morocco, on August 29, 2017. (By AFP)
30 Jul 2017 07:57

Moroccan king pardons detainees, including some Hoceima protesters

Islam Times - Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI, has granted pardon to more than a thousand detainees, some of whom had been under arrest for taking part in protests in the troubled northern Rif region.

 
Bodies of people who were killed in a boat carrying Somali refugees arriving in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida
29 Jul 2017 04:17

Saudi-Led Alliance Killed 42 Somali Migrants Off Yemen Coast: UN

Islam Times - UN investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military alliance of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen adding that the coalition is now a cover for some states to avoid individual blame.

 
Sudan Sanctions Case Reflects US Failure to Keep Commitments
23 Jul 2017 04:30

Sudan Sanctions Case Reflects US Failure to Keep Commitments

Islam Times - In the 1970s, the US imposed sanctions on Sudan under the excuse of human rights violations and supporting terrorism.

 
Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky
22 Jul 2017 04:49

Nigeria in New Plot to Assassinate Sheikh Zakzaky: IMN

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has revealed a plot to assassinate the movement's incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

 
China’s Military Base in Africa to Counterbalance Japan, US?
15 Jul 2017 09:18

China’s Military Base in Africa to Counterbalance Japan, US?

Islam Times - Chinese has dispatched warships to the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti on the strategic Horn of Africa.