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Civilians die as US target Mosul

Shaakira B. Ahmed It has been three years since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jolted the political world when the group seized Iraq’s second major city, Mosul.  In response to subsequent ISIS offensives across the region in 2014, former US President, Barack Obama launched the US-led military coalition in Iraq and Syria. This […]

 #CapeRelief launched by #OperationSA and Al-Imdaad

#OperationSA | Pic: mybroadband.co.za 08 June 2017 #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation have launched an urgent appeal for funds to assist victims of the devastating storms and fires in the Western Cape. #CapeRelief was set up on Thursday morning in response to calls for assistance from thousands affected by the storms in and around Cape Town […]

Afghanistan cries. But is it the Taliban?

Husnaa Bayat |Pic: rferl.org | 08 June 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan. Chaos reigned as the city erupted in a series of explosions at the start of the holy month. On the 1st of Ramadan, during morning rush hour a bomb exploded in at busy marketplace just outside the diplomatic enclave. 150 people were left dead. The […]

South African economy in recession

South Africa slipped into technical recession for the first time since 2009 after the economy contracted in the first quarter, led by weak manufacturing and trade sectors, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday. Africa’s most developed economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the first quarter after shrinking by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of […]

Ramadan 1438 Competition Ts and Cs

Dear participant Please read the Terms and Conditions of our Ramadan Competition 1438 carefully before entering. The Judges shall, unless provided otherwise in the competition instructions, be the Presenter on Salaamedia for the time being of the competition, and “Judges” herein shall mean such person or persons. The Judge’s decision is final and binding on […]

Our Ramadan Projects – Local and international

30 May 2017 | Salaamedia This Ramadan we are running two projects that are extensions of some of the work we have been doing in 2017. The first is a follow through of the #AbeerZayyadInSA tour where we were graced with the presence of Jerusalem archaeologist, Abeer Zayyad. She highlighted the desperate and forgotten situation […]

Home business support this Ramadhan

Salaamedia | 23 May 2017 As part of our objective to uplift communities through development and entrepreneurship, Salaamedia will be giving home business a free advert to be read out on our radio broadcast platforms during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan. The adverts will be aired daily between 14:00 and 14:30 on Salaamedia. Promoting […]

#Riding4SAeducation – Sanitary pads reach Pietermaritzburg

Husnaa Bayat | 22 May 2017 The ripple effects of the Salaamedia and Salaam Foundation #Riding4SAEducation campaign continues to spread across the country as they teamed up with the Pietermaritzburg Muslim Women’s Organisation (PMWO) on 18 May 2017to gift Dignity Dream packs to impoverished learners at a local school. The pack consisted of reusable sanitary pads for […]

AKF trashes Zionist Federation’s critique of hunger strike

Salaamedia | Cartoon: Carlos Latuf | 17 May 2017 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has lambasted the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF), a pro-Israeli lobby group, that criticised the Foundation’s 24-hour solidarity hunger strike in support of Palestinian prisoners. Supported by SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several cabinet ministers, South Africans were called on to […]

Predator drones – Trump’s toy of choice

Shaakira B. Ahmed | Pic (File): BBC | 17 May 2017 Donald Trump has succeeded in securing for his administration a permanent place in Global News Headlines lately – from viral reports on what the World dubbed Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’, to the more recent ‘Trump-Russia Campaign Collusion’ scandal. Amidst all the commentary on the unpredictable […]
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