Ethiopian troops serving with the UN-mandated AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have committed a ‘mass murder’ in Awdinle area, 30Km west of Baidoa city on Sunday.
About 10 people were killed in the Central African Republic town of Bambari in an incident that began when a mainly Christian militia group beheaded a Muslim youth leading to reprisals from Muslims, witnesses said.
Widely ignored by the media, anti-Balaka is forcing CAR Muslims to worship privately or convert at gunpoint.
The Ethiopian federal high court fourth criminal bench today sentenced eighteen Ethiopian Muslims including four members of Ethiopian Muslim arbitration committee members, one journalist and thirteen others to a lengthy jail term between seven and 22 years.
Cameroonian authorities have ordered all mosques and Islamic centers be shut in northern parts of the west African country, after an increase in suicide attacks.
Amnesty International says Muslims living in rural areas especially targeted as militias undertake “ethnic cleansing”.
At least 24 unarmed Muslims have been killed and 22 others injured in the southern Somali town of Marka after troops from the African Union opened fire on unarmed residents, local residents and a health worker have told Al Jazeera.
Chadian police have said anyone wearing a full-face veil will be arrested, a day after a Boko Haram suicide bombing – carried out by an attacker disguised as a women wearing one – left 15 dead.
The government has forcefully tried to introduce the Ahbash sect on the Muslim population of Ethiopia.