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The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves
19 Apr 2017 07:49

The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

Islam Times - It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country.

 
Nigerian Police Violently Disperse ‘Free Zakzaky’ Rally
19 Apr 2017 07:44

Nigerian Police Violently Disperse ‘Free Zakzaky’ Rally

Islam Times - Nigerian security forces have violently dispersed peaceful rallies in the capital Abuja and Kaduna calling for the immediate release of ailing Islamic Movement Leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

 
Alegerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
15 Apr 2017 09:23

Syria’s territorial sovereignty must be respected: Algeria

Islam Times - Reacting to a recent US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has stressed that Syria’s territorial sovereignty must be respected.

 
Militants kill 7 Security Forces in Nigeria’s Lagos State
10 Apr 2017 12:16

Militants kill 7 Security Forces in Nigeria’s Lagos State

Islam Times - Five policemen and two soldiers were killed Sunday in a shootout between the security forces and militants in Nigeria’s Lagos state, African country's official news agency NAN reported.

 
The Gambia
8 Apr 2017 06:18

Gambia's UDP wins majority of seats in parliamentary elections

Islam Times - The Gambia's longtime opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has won an absolute majority in parliament in the West African country’s first general elections after the ouster of President Yahya Jammeh.

 
Congolese President Joseph Kabila delivers a speech to the nation in front of the upper and lower chambers at the Palace of the People in Kinshasa on April 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Apr 2017 07:20

DR Congo's president to name new prime minister

Islam Times - Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday pledged to appoint a new prime minister in the next two days, in line with a stalled December peace deal struck with the opposition.

 
This file photo taken on February 3, 2014 shows the former leader of South Africa
3 Apr 2017 07:10

South Africa opposition party files charges against regional leader over tweet

Islam Times - South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s main opposition party, has brought up charges against a powerful regional leader over a tweet she posted hailing the era of colonialism.

 
This file photo, taken on June 30, 2016, shows Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo looking on as she attends a trial at the appeals court in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (By AFP)
29 Mar 2017 07:52

Ivory Coast’s ex-first lady cleared of war crimes

Islam Times - A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges linked to her role in a 2011 civil war, which killed about 3,000 people, state television announced on Tuesday.

 
People look on as United Nations armored vehicles patrol in Congo. (File photo)
29 Mar 2017 07:50

Kidnapped UN experts in DR Congo found dead

Islam Times - Two foreign UN contractors who were kidnapped in DR Congo have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the government said Tuesday, as spiraling violence in the vast country sparked international condemnation.

 
This file photo, taken on July 16, 2012, shows 82-year-old Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and a close friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela, posing next to a picture of himself with Nelson Mandela in his house in Johannesburg. (By AFP)
28 Mar 2017 08:08

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Islam Times - Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

 
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gives a press conference in the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 09:06

Sudan’s Bashir ‘to attend Arab League summit in Jordan’ despite arrest warrant

Islam Times - President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan’s foreign minister said Sunday, despite a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him entry.

 
Morocco
26 Mar 2017 08:17

Morocco PM agrees to form coalition cabinet, ends political deadlock

Islam Times - Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani says he has agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

 
A file photo of refugees sitting on a rubber boat during a rescue operation by a Maltese NGO and the Italian Red Cross with the help of Libyan coastguards
8 Mar 2017 09:56

Fighting between human-smuggling gangs in Libya kills 22, injures 100: IOM official

Islam Times - Twenty two African refugees have reportedly been killed and over 100 others injured in recent fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs in Libya.

 
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.