Reuters reported that, “LIBREVILLE, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had seized power on Wednesday (30 August), placing President Ali Bongo under house arrest and naming a new leader after the Central African state’s election body announced Bongo had won a third term. Saying they represented the armed forces, the […]
Reuters reported, “JOHANNESBURG, Aug 24 (Reuters) – When a British economist coined the BRIC acronym two decades ago to denote Brazil, Russia, India and China, he didn’t have in mind an alliance that would seek to challenge Western dominance in global affairs… In a surprise decision at a summit this week in Johannesburg, the group […]
Details: * BRICS Conference * UN Mission to Afghanistan Documents Extrajudicial Killings BRICS Conference Leaders and senior officials from five of the world’s top emerging economies convened in Johannesburg for a three-day BRICS summit. The bloc—whose members are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—represents 40% of the world’s population and a quarter of its […]
Details: *John Bolton Blasts Biden for Ukraine’s Failing Counteroffensive *Niger Junta Refuses Negotiations *Pakistan Suspends Import of Russian Crude Oil
From the outset, since the demise of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact, NATO became a meandering, rudderless entity – but only for a while. The US agonized with what to do with it after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the de facto end of the Cold War.
Details: * Jeddah Ukraine Talks * Victoria Nuland Meets with Niger Junta Leaders * Imran Khan Barred from Politics for five years Jeddah Ukraine Talks
The Telegraph Newspaper in Britain reports that diplomats and aid agencies warn the conflict is intensifying, spreading and beginning to echo the atrocities of 20 years ago. The World Food Programme announced that the previous week alone some 20,000 had taken refuge in Chad, adding to a total of nearly 700,000 who have fled the […]
On June 10, 2023, the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania endorsed an inter-governmental agreement between Tanzania and Dubai which would allow Dubai’s multinational company DP World to operate Tanzania’s ports, especially one located in a city of the Dar es Salaam.
On 2nd June, following Jummah prayers, 3 Muslims were killed by Ethiopian security forces outside the Grand Mosque, Anwar Masjid in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia during a peaceful protest against the authority’s demolishment of several mosques in the outskirts of the city and plans to destroy more. The police used tear gas and […]
British citizen and Muslim man, 85 years old, was shot and had to leave Sudan whilst his wife, a disabled Muslimah, starved to death, after being left in Sudan as the British consulate refused assistance to help. (BBC, 26 May 2023)
In his inaugural speech on the 29th of May 2023, Nigerian president Bola Ahmed Tinubu ended the fuel subsidy per the provision of former Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. With a deteriorating economy and worsening debt profile, the idea that the subsidy hindered progress, among other myths, was finally sold widely. The masses did not […]
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law after parliament watered it down. The legislation imposes the death penalty for so-called aggravated cases, which include having gay sex with someone below the age of 18 or where someone is infected with a life-long illness including HIV.
On Monday, 08/05/2023, the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) announced that it has closed 89 businesses for noisy pollution. The closed businesses include bars and entertainment centers which were found making noise exceeding acceptable levels.
Foreign nations are rushing to get their citizens out of Sudan as rival military factions battle in the capital Khartoum where millions of residents are trapped inside their homes, many running low on water and food. The eruption of fighting on April 15 between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group has […]
Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is leading weekly protests against high living costs and alleged fraud in last year’s vote. The protesters have accused President William Ruto of mismanagement, while his supporters have accused Odinga of using anger over rising prices, a global phenomenon, to press for political concessions and a possible role in government. […]
On Wednesday, 08/03/2023, US. Ambassador to Tanzania, Michael Battle paid an official visit to the headquarters of The National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) at Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam. In his official statement, Mufti’s Secretary, Harith Nkusa revealed that the ambassador had a talk with Mufti.
Earlier this February 2023, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan said that her government is investigating offshore bank account in China where money collected from plea bargain stashed away. She confirmed that much of that money which was collected by the Director of Public Prosecution’s office has no trace. (The […]
On 16/12/2022, the High Court of United Republic of Tanzania, the Corruption and Economic Crimes Division at Songea, South of Tanzania (sub registry) sentenced six Muslims including an elderly of 73 years old to 50 years in prison after “convicting” them of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government.
50% of Kenyans have described 2022 as the worst year. According to the latest report by research firm Infotrak, the prevailing high cost of living, unemployment and access to healthcare services, have been ranked among the leading issues of concern for Kenyans. Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho also says that compared to last year, when a […]
Cigarettes and Vape are becoming a significant problem amongst the youth. There is a rising trend on college campuses, encouraging new students to adopt the habit and possibly develop a lifelong addiction. “Between 2017 and 2019, the 30-day prevalence of vaping nicotine increased from 6% to 22% among college students and from 8% to 18% […]
There is confusion among many Kenyans as to whether it was wise for the government to lift the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). For a country that is annually plagued by food insecurity occasioned by among other factors, drought which has exposed millions of Kenyans to hunger each year, the myth held by many […]
On Monday, 19/09/2022 Tanzania joined other African countries to implement the Protocol to the AU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism. After endorsing the resolution for ratification of the protocol, the Minister for Home Affairs, Engineer Hamad Yusuph Masauni said that Tanzania stands a greater chance to gain several benefits, including intensifying defence […]
On the 5th of October 2022, the BBC reported that Somalia is facing a famine resulting from the worst drought in 40 years. The story of one Muslim sister is revealed by reporters, that of Fatima Omar who buried one son from starvation and she had already buried her 3-year-old daughter who died whilst she […]
The Hunger Hotspots- FAO –WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity’s report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) calls for urgent humanitarian action to save lives and livelihoods and prevent famine in hotspot countries where acute food insecurity is expected to worsen […]
In 2008 the ongoing war between Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended. However, the instability of the region fueled by nationalistic ideologies has caused the Ethiopian government to enter into conflict dynamics with neighbouring Tigray. Thousands have been killed with many displaced as refugees in the recent conflicts. With drought ravaging the entire Horn of Africa, […]
After the IEBC declaring the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto as the President elect, a US delegate led by the Senator Chris Coons visited the country soon after. Senator Chris Coons was instrumental to the handshake of 2018 between the President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Details: France’s Macron asks Algeria to Look Beyond “Painful Common Past” US has made Sri Lanka a Source of Conflict between China and India France’s Macron asks Algeria to Look Beyond “Painful Common Past” This week French President Emmanuel Macron began a three-day visit to its former colony Algeria, characterising France’s brutal occupation of Algeria […]
On Monday 25/08/2022, residents in the eastern town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo stormed the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UN-MONUSCO) offices protesting the UN mission’s failure to protect their lives.
With just few days to the August 9 polls, some Muslims leaders along with Government Scholars in the country have urged Muslims to diligently assess and vet candidates contesting for different seats to make informed choices. Twisting the meaning of the ayat and misapplying the jurisprudence principles such as ‘lesser evil’ have been the norm […]
Uganda has announced the discovery of a gold deposit of 31 million tonnes, with extractable pure gold estimated to gross 320,000 tonnes. President Museveni confirmed it in his speech addressing the nation. The deposit is estimated to be worth more than $12 trillion.