Efforts to evacuate people trapped after an attack by rebel fighters in Palma, Mozambique, are continuing despite the tense situation. Rebel fighters attacked the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province near the border with Tanzania on Wednesday, killing dozens and injuring scores of others. Several people are still unaccounted[…]
South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) President, Joseph Mathunjwa says to date no one has taken responsibility for the massacre of the mineworkers. He added that the mining company Lonmin has failed to improve the lives of the mining community as they had promised. “How many houses[…]
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced three days of national mourning “in homage to the victims” of Sobane Da village massacre that left dozens of people dead. The Malian government on Wednesday sacked the governor of the central Mopti region where Monday’s “terrorist attack” against members of the ethnic Dogon group occurred. “Drawing lessons[…]
Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters news agency. The soldiers were freed in November last year,[…]
By Anees Teladia With increasing reports of Islamophobia, prejudice and violence against Muslims in the global media, Muslims in South Africa – and around the world – need to become more pro-active in facing challenges that arise, particularly where safety is concerned. The terror attacks on the Muslim community in[…]
Increased security in Mali has been called on after about 160 people were killed by suspected militiamen. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Monday to beef up security as he visited a village where more some 160 Muslim farmers were killed by suspected militiamen from a rival ethnic group. “We[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Today marks the day that 34 miners of the Lonmin Platinum mine were gunned down in the Marikana area, by police during a strike for higher pay, six years ago. The Ex Mine Workers Union, under the banner of unpaid benefits Campaign and in solidarity with the[…]
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he is deeply distressed and broken hearted by the massacre perpetrated by the state of Israel in Gaza. On Monday 58 people were killed when Israeli troops opened fire during Palestinian protests. The violence came as the United States inaugurated its first embassy in Jerusalem.[…]
The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been[…]
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has been accused of carrying out a massacre in Syrian government-held districts in the eastern city of Deir Az Zor with a monitoring group saying more than 130 people were killed. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on[…]
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