South African Muslim clerics condemn IS
What Islamic State is doing is against Islam, South African Muslim cleric stress. The militants do not act in the name of Islam or any religion, they say. "No religion condones murder." The Muslim Judicial Council has urged its leaders to speak out against the terror group.
South African President Jacob Zuma, speaking out against the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamist group Boko-Haram on Sunday, expressed concern over the activities of armed rebels on the continent and called on the African Union to take steps to bring about stability.
#BringBackOurGirls shows the power of social media in Africa
Social media's potential as a powerful agent for change and conflict resolution in Africa is being demonstrated by the hugely viral #BringBackOurGirls online campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.