Nigerian authorities detain Shia group leader with ties to Iran

Sheikh Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, is inspired by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. (Supplied) December 7, 2019 Nigerian authorities have arrested Nigerian Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky upon his return from India, where he was refused treatment because his sectarian ties to Iran do not abide by the country’s residency regulations. The [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|Africa, Nigeria|

From Latin America to West Africa, Hezbollah’s complex web of connections is fuelling its terrorist activity

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 2, 2019 When Paraguay announced it was designating Hezbollah as an international terrorist organisation last week, it created a new legal basis [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Africa, Latin America, Middle East|

Brother of banned Nigerian Shiite group’s leader says Iran ‘lured him’

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria draws inspiration from Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini. (Reuters) By Tommy Hilton August 12, 2019 The brother of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Iranian-funded and inspired Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has accused Iran of converting Zakzaky and said the IMN should be proscribed for causing [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Africa, Nigeria|

Iranian-funded Islamic Movement in Nigeria banned amid fears of violence

IMN 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 Tommy Hilton August 8, 2019 An Iranian-funded and inspired Shiite organization in Nigeria has been banned and designated as [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Africa, Nigeria|

Tehran sets up terror cells in Africa as Western sanctions bite

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 Con Coughlin June 25, 2019 Iran is setting up a network of terror cells in Africa to attack US and [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Africa|

Djibouti denies Iranian ships docked at its port

The Port of Djibouti, as seen from Ambouli, Djibouti on April 23, 2017. (Reuters) June 10, 2019 Djibouti denied on Sunday reports that claimed that Iranian warships had docked at its port. Djibouti’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dhiauddin Bamakhramah stressed that his country has had no contact with Iran since severing relations with [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Africa, Djibouti|

Iranian cargo ship searched at Libya port

The ship, containing 144 containers, was brought to Misrata port in order to "verify the cargo to ensure it conforms with documents. (Supplied) April 29, 2019 An Iranian cargo ship listed on sanctions lists was boarded and searched at Misrata port in western Libya, the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord said Saturday. The [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Africa, Libya|

Iranian terror network exposed in Central Africa

Arms seizure in Nigeria, allegedly bound for neighbouring Gambia, has dented Tehran's quest for influence in Africa, Jan 2016. (Supplied) April 22, 2019 Channel i24NEWS reported on Thursday that Chad and the Central African Republic have uncovered an Iranian terror network operating in their territories as well as in other countries. The members [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Africa|

Morocco Speaker accuses Iran of disregarding OIC rules

A street sign is posted at the entrance of the embassy of Iran in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP) March 21, 2019 Morocco’s parliament Speaker Habib el-Malki revealed that Iran’s disregard of the regulations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led to its failure to attend the 14th session of [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Africa, Marocco|

Iran recalls ambassador to Kenya over court case

Kenyan counter-terrorism forces in Nairobi. (Reuters) March 19, 2019 Iran recalled its ambassador to Kenya because of a court decision upholding sentences for two Iranians in jail, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency. Iran also lodged a formal complaint with the Kenyan ambassador in Tehran [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Africa, Kenya|