Read the latest news from Africa covered by Iranian media.
Iranians Stage Rally in Protest at Shiite Killings in Nigeria
A group of Iranian people held a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to condemn the heavy crackdown against Shiite Muslims in the African country in recent days and the Nigerian army’s massacre of dozens of Shiites.
Who pulls the strings behind clampdown on Nigerian Shiites?
The Nigerian government is in cahoots with the Western powers, the Zionist regime and Takfiri-Salafi groups to push the Shiites to the sidelines or eliminate them.
Iran calls on Nigeria to respect religious figures, sites
Iranian Foreign Ministry says Iran hopes that preservation of calm and national unity in Nigeria in battling terrorism is prioritized while rash and unconstructive measures are avoided.
Iran condemns terrorist bombing in Nigeria
The massacre of innocent women and men is an inhumane unjustifiable act, Afkham said.
Islamic Movement Leader Describes Boko Haram as Failed Plot of Spy Agencies
Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky underlined that the Boko Haram terrorist group doesn’t exist and it is a failed plot hatched by Nigeria's spy agencies.
Iranian FM to start North African tour Monday
During the visits, the Iranian top diplomat will explore avenues for the promotion of bilateral ties with Tunisia and Algeria.
Iran condemns terrorist attack in Somalia
Iran has condemned a deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, urging an international consensus on a “firm and pragmatic” battle against extremism.
Iran condemns suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque
Afkham referred to Tehran's principled policy of rejecting violence, extremism, and terrorism, and stressed the necessity for countering the inhumane phenomenon.
Africa Day celebrated in Iran (PHOTOS)
Iran’s foreign minister and Tehran-based foreign ambassadors have marked Africa Day in Iran.
Iran expresses concern about Egypt’s death sentences
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the verdicts which encourage violent measures and a policy of elimination could harm Egypt’s image and credibility.
Iran, South Africa keen for closer economic ties
Tehran is willing to expand economic relations with Pretoria and the ties should develop with a good momentum, said the president in a meeting with Nkoana-Mashabane.
Iran condemns al-Shabab terrorist attack in Kenya
Iran has condemned the deadly attack carried out by Somalia-based al-Shabab terrorists on a university in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa.
Iran condemns deadly bomb blasts in Nigeria’s Maiduguri
Iran has condemned deadly triple bomb blasts in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State.
Iran ready to help anti-Boko Haram campaign: Deputy FM
An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the Islamic Republic is ready to cooperate with the African countries in the fight against Boko Haram militant group.
Iran condemns Boko Haram’s deadly attack in Nigeria
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, has condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
Int’l Ebola response ‘dangerously inadequate’
The international response to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is “dangerously inadequate,” says an official with the humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Iranian FM Underlines Enhancement of Ties with Africa
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the country's willingness to further develop relations and cooperation with African states.
Shia mosques bombed in Nigeria, 8 killed
Suspected Boko Haram militants have targeted two Shia mosques in northeast Nigeria with bomb attacks, killing at least six worshippers and injuring several others.
Iraq unrest plot against Muslim world: Iran FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the current unrest in Iraq is a plot against the Muslim world.
VP: Kidnappers of Nigerian school girls, their mentors, after uprooting Islam
Iranian Vice President for Women and Families Affairs here Friday strongly condemned kidnapping of Nigerian school girls, emphasizing those who do so and their thought mentors are after uprooting Islam.
VP strongly condemns kidnapping of Nigerian students
Vice-President in Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Mollaverdi in a statement condemned kidnapping of Nigerian girls.