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Hezbollah allegedly training Nigerian Shiites to expand influence in West Africa

Protesters carry a banner depicting Iranian ayatollahs Khamenei (L) and Khomeini (C), and Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah (R) during a demonstration in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on July 25, 2014. (AFP) By Mona Alami July 7, 2018 While Hezbollah’s military expansion across the Middle East, particularly since the start of the Syrian [...]

By |July 7th, 2018|Africa, Nigeria|

Can Iran benefit from chaos in Nigeria?

Nigerian authorities uncover an illegal Iranian arms shipment in 2013. (IranWire) By Christian Purefoy December 13, 2017 In the grainy video, it looks just like another Nigerian roadblock, as youths armed with clubs signal for the traffic to stop on this dusty street in the northern city of Zaria. But this is not just [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Africa, Nigeria|

Qods Day commemorations highlight Tehran’s global reach

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters mark Qods Day, June 23. (FDD) June 29, 2017 The Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies abroad on Friday commemorated Qods (Jerusalem) Day, an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan and established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to express support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel. The [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Africa, Europe, Iran, Latin America, Middle East, Nigeria, North America, USA|

Iran-backed Nigerian Shiites to hold major rallies Friday

Shiites protest detention of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky June 22, 2017 The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, is set to hold major rallies Friday, to commemorate the International Quds Day. The group, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky, has been in the forefront of observing the Quds Day, which holds on the last Friday [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Nigeria|

Nigeria: How Zakzaky grew from student activist to a leader of the Shi’ite IMN

Protesters in Abuja hold banners showing the picture of Shaikh Zakzaky on February 14, 2017. (IMN website) Track Persia - Feb 19, 2017 Supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria IMN have been holding protests across major cities to call for the release of their leader Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. "We are deeply worried [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Nigeria|

Global Terror: At America’s doorsteps

Hezbollah, the most powerful force in Lebanon, backed the election of Michel Aoun as president. Aoun assumed the office after it lay vacant for more two years. (Photo: © MARWAN TAHTAH/AFP/Getty Images) December 26, 2016 Where do terrorists get their money? Although we think of Islamic State as the richest terror group in [...]

By |December 26th, 2016|Lebanon, Middle East, Nigeria, Somalia|

MTN plans expansion in Iran in spite of big risks

November 29, 2016 MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone company, is planning to expand in Iran, from where it has only just managed to begin repatriating profits. The move is part of MTN’s 10-year plan to cement its leading position in risky but lucrative frontier markets in the Middle East and Africa, where it aggressively [...]

By |November 29th, 2016|Nigeria|

A scaring situation as Hezbollah, al Qaida Lebanese connection roams West Africa and Latin America with billions

November 9, 2016 What seems to be a scaring situation is slowly crawling on the West Coast of Africa, with classified information that billions of United Dollars are being circulated by al Qaida and Hezbollah operatives with the intent to win support among leaders of some West African States. A report featured by the Pulitzer [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Latin America, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone|

Cyprus: Protests call for stopping Nigerian students from travelling to Iran to be radicalised

The Islamic Movement in under the Leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky marking the matrydom of Imam Ali on July 27th 2013.  October 25, 2016 Africans studying various higher institutions in Cyprus under the banner of African Students in Cyprus have called on the Nigerian government to stop Nigerian youths traveling to the republic [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Cyprus, Nigeria|

Nigerian Shiite IMN might be affiliated to ISIS, Hezbollah

Sheikh Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria October 16, 2016 CESJET in a statement issued by its director, Joyce Adamu on Wednesday, 12, 2016 alleged that the IMN might be affiliated with terrorist groups such as ISIS and Hezbollah. The group advised all state governments to immediately place a ban on [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Nigeria|