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Nigeria’s Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

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Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents...

CAR Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

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Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees in the...

Nigerian police, Shi’ite Muslims clash in Kano, nine dead

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Nine people were killed in clashes between Shi'ite Muslims and police during a religious procession in the northern Nigerian city of Kano...

Divided Central African town a symbol of pre-election rifts

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In Dekoa, a town at a busy crossroads in the bloody heartland of Central African Republic (CAR), thousands of Christian residents squat...

Muslims march in C.African Republic capital, call for evacuation

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Hundreds of Muslims marched in their last major enclave in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Saturday, protesting against a call by...

Angry Muslims in CAR call for partition

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In the dusty town of Bambari at the heart of the Central African Republic (CAR) many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution...

French troops escort CAR Muslims to safety

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French peacekeepers in Central African Republic (CAR) escorted a convoy of Muslims away from the threat of violence in the capital on...

CAR militias blocking Muslims exit to Cameroon

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Christian militia forces are blocking main roads used by Muslim civilians trying to flee Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon and attacking...

U.N. official says ‘terrifying’ level of hatred in Central African Republic

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Hatred between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic has reached a "terrifying level", the U.N.'s top human rights official said on...

U.N. says almost all Muslims have fled Central African capital

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Fewer than 1,000 remain of more than 100,000 Muslims who once lived in the capital of the Central African Republic, after a...

U.N. says west of Central African Republic ‘cleansed’ of Muslims

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Most Muslims have been driven out of the western half of conflict-torn Central African Republic, where thousands of civilians risk of being...

French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount

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France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings...

Kenya crackdown on militants troubles Muslims

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A Kenyan police crackdown on Islamists is fuelling Muslim resentment and moderate preachers say it undermines their efforts to counter recruiting by...

Egypt sectarian clashes up, govt action weak: study

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Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks,...

Gaddafi suggests Nigeria split along ethnic lines

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has suggested that Nigeria be broken up into several states along ethnic lines like the former Yugoslavia, in...

Obama’s outreach to Muslims proves tough sell: analysis

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Nine months ago President Barack Obama offered Muslims a "new beginning" with the United States in a speech in Cairo that was...

At least 27 arrested in Egypt Christian-Muslim clash

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At least 27 people were arrested in northern Egypt after fighting erupted between Muslims and Christians over land, security sources said. The dispute...

Irish police arrest seven over cartoonist plot

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Irish police arrested seven people in connection with an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist over a drawing depicting the Prophet...

Villagers bury their dead after Nigeria clashes

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Villagers in central Nigeria buried dozens of bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave yesterday after attacks in...

Security tight after 500 hundred die in central Nigeria

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Soldiers patrolled the central Nigerian city of Jos today and aid workers tried to assess the death toll after attacks on outlying...

Curfew in north Liberia after religious clashes

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Liberia's government has imposed a curfew in the northern county of Lofa after religious clashes killed four people. The fighting near the Guinean...

Gaddafi urges jihad action against Switzerland

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for a "jihad" or armed struggle against Switzerland, saying it was an infidel state that was destroying...

Three dead in Guinea religious clashes

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At least three people have been killed and dozens more wounded in south eastern Guinea, from three days of clashes between Muslims...

AQIM offers to help Nigerian Muslims

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An al Qaeda group in North Africa has offered to give Nigerian Muslims training and weapons to fight Christians in the West...

Nigerian VP assures nation Jos crisis under control

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Nigeria's Vice President yesterday ordered the army to take over security in the central city of Jos and pledged the government would...

Muslim-Christian clashes kill 460 in Nigerian city

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The death toll after four days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos and nearby communities...

Nigeria’s VP sends troops to Jos

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan ordered troops to be sent into the central city of Jos to restore order after nearly 150...

Shooting highlights Egypt’s sectarian tensions

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Church towers standing in the shadow of mosques symbolise how Christians in the southern town of Nagaa Hamady feel about their relationship...

At least 12 dead in clashes in Nigeria

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At least 12 Nigerians yesterday were killed in clashes in the central city of Jos as tensions reignited between Muslims and Christian...