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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.

8 Jan 2017 08:43

Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana's new president

Islam Times - Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been sworn in after defeating incumbent John Dramani Mahama in last month’s peaceful elections.

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives in the Gambia’s capital city of Banjul, December 13, 2016.
8 Jan 2017 08:35

West African leaders 'won't deploy forces to Gambia for now’

Islam Times - West African leaders will continue mediation to ensure the peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia and have no plans to deploy armed forces to the country “for now,” says Liberia’s president.

A delegation of mutinous soldiers stand behind Ivory Coast
8 Jan 2017 05:16

Mutinous troops release Ivorian defense minister

Islam Times - Ivory Coast's Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi has been released after being held hostage by a group of mutinous troops in Bouake.

Soldiers involved in the mutiny walk with the sous-prefet (deputy-prefect) (3R) and a clergyman (L) attempting to meet the mutineers of Bouake on January 6, 2017 at the entrance of the city.
7 Jan 2017 09:34

Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast's key city as soldiers' revolt persists

Islam Times - Heavy gunfire has been heard near the main military base in Ivory Coast’s second largest city of Bouake as disgruntled soldiers remain in control of the city after waging a mutiny over wages.

The photo taken on March 28, 2014, shows President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia.
7 Jan 2017 09:08

Gambia tops agenda of ECOWAS meeting in Ghana

Islam Times - West African leaders are set to gather in Ghana to resolve the political deadlock in the Gambia.

Special Operations Forces deployments in 33 African countries in 2016.
5 Jan 2017 05:47

U.S. Special Operations Numbers Surge in Africa’s Shadow Wars

Islam Times - Africa has seen the most dramatic growth in the deployment of America’s elite troops of any region of the globe over the past decade, according to newly released numbers.

Nigerian Shiite leader, Sheikh Zakzaky
2 Jan 2017 12:30

Nigerian Shiite Minority Rejects President’s Claim, Accuses Army of HR Violation

Islam Times - Responding to Nigerian president remarks that Shiite should "renounce violence", the country’s Muslim Shiite group said they have never been violent.

This file photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows Congolese President Joseph Kabila (C) sitting during a special joint session of parliament in Kinshasa.
31 Dec 2016 09:54

Kabila agrees to quit power after 2017 polls

Islam Times - The government of the Congolese President Joseph Kabila has reportedly reached an agreement with opposition parties to end the current political crisis in the Congo over his refusal to step down following a defeat in recent polls.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks during the final session of a national dialogue launched in October 2015 to try to resolve insurgencies in border regions and the issue of economy, Khartoum, October 10, 2016.
29 Dec 2016 05:10

Sudan parliament votes for reinstating post of prime minister

Islam Times - Sudanese lawmakers have voted for a constitutional amendment that will reinstate the post of prime minister after more than two decades.

Nigerians Rally to Support Bahraini Opposition Leader
26 Dec 2016 11:19

Nigerians Rally to Support Bahraini Opposition Leader

Islam Times - Hundreds of people took to the streets in Nigeria to support the leader of Bahraini opposition who faces a trial in the country.

This file photo taken on March 25, 2016 shows Nigerian army soldiers on the back of a vehicle in Damboa, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria.
24 Dec 2016 14:23

Nigerian army lands crushing blow on Boko Haram: President

Islam Time - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says government troops have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group by capturing the group’s last stronghold in the country’s northeast.

This photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows Congolese President Joseph Kabila (C) standing during a special joint session of parliament in Kinshasa.
24 Dec 2016 12:14

Opposing Congo parties near deal on power transition

Islam Times - Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stopped negotiations before finalizing a power transition agreement, under which President Joseph Kabila will leave office next year.

The Gambia
24 Dec 2016 05:30

ECOWAS will deploy troops to Gambia if Jammeh does not step down

Islam Times - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it will deploy troops to the Gambia if longtime President Yahya Jammeh does not leave office at the end of his mandate in January.

The United Nations Security Council meets briefly on peace consolidation in West Africa and the situation in the Middle East at the UN headquarters in New York City, December 21, 2016.
24 Dec 2016 05:24

UN rejects US-drafted resolution on South Sudan

Islam Times - The UN Security Council has rejected a resolution drafted by the US that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan.