September 2021

Fears over «kidnapping» in Benin

Media reports said that kidnapping for ransom could trigger terrorism in Benin amid a growing threat of violent extremism in some areas. Fears are mounting that kidnapping could exacerbate Benin’s security challenges and provide an entry point for extremists.

March 2021

January 2021

War Strikes Al-Nejashi Mosque

Reports reveal that Al-Nejashi Mosque has suffered severe damage due to military operations in some areas of Ethiopia. Many demanded intervention to protect this historical building, which was built in the first country in Africa to be introduced to Islam.

December 2020

Islam Spreads in Ghana

Hundreds of residents from the villages of Otshado, Agerbegi, and Meeba have converted to Islam last week at the hands of preachers who are members of an Islamic missionary campaign in countries of West Africa that seeks to introduce the pillars of Islam

November 2020

Al-Othaimeen: Sawt Al-Hikma Center dedicates 2020 to highlighting African OIC Member States’ efforts in combating terrorism and promoting coexistence

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, affirmed that Sawt Al-Hikma Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has highlighted the crises caused by terrorist groups, such as Boko Haram in the Lake Chad countries, Al-Shabab in Somalia and ISIS in West African countries. It revealed the extent of the threat posed by terrorism and the efforts of the OIC countries in defeating this danger, such as the Benin National Strategy for the Prevention of Violent Extremism, and the efforts of the African Sahel States to stop cross-border terrorism. The Secretary-General added that African ... Read More

October 2020

Togo Seeks a Future Without Terrorism

Togo, located in West Africa, recently implemented international and national measures to end the threat of terrorism for its future generations. The country, in which Muslims make up 20% of the population, hopes that it will be able to continue implementing its development plans to improve its citizens’ lives.

September 2020

Chad’s Youth Promote Peace

Many Muslim and Christian youth associations in Chad formed a network to end conflicts and promote peace, through non-traditional activities, most notably establishing a day of brotherhood between people of different religions and ethnicities.

August 2020

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