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New York Mosque and Obama: A right to have a right?

New York Mosque and Obama: A right to have a right?

President Barack Obama would have been better off without this new controversy. A speech he gave last Friday supporting the construction of a mosque...
Morocco’s Ramadan culinary and lifestyle experience

Morocco’s Ramadan culinary and lifestyle experience

The holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, begun on August 11 in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar...
Ramadan and football: The odd couple?

Ramadan and football: The odd couple?

Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims, begins shortly. But how are sports professionals able to cope with a holy period that is by no...
Racism towards Blacks in Morocco and Maghreb, a taboo topic

Racism towards Blacks in Morocco and Maghreb, a taboo topic

In Morocco, and north Africa, there is a serious problem of racism towards Black people. Called “Black Africans,” they are considered descendants of slaves...
Nigeria: Islamist group roasted Policemen like animals

Nigeria: Islamist group roasted Policemen like animals

Recent reports released by the Nigerian Police Force claims that 32 of its men were assassinated by members of Boko Haram- an Islamic sect...
Ugandan Muslims “living in fear”

Ugandan Muslims “living in fear”

Ever since the twin bomb blasts in Uganda's capital Kampala that left at least 76 people dead some Muslims in the eastern African country...
Egypt: Ready for equal rights regardless of religion?

Egypt: Ready for equal rights regardless of religion?

Egyptians are tired of the problems that have persisted for decades: the corruption and bribery that paralyse the nation’s law enforcement and legal system;...
Africa’s unfortunate child witches

Africa’s unfortunate child witches

A new Unicef report has identified greater urbanization in Africa, disruption caused by war and the growing economic burden of raising children, as factors...
Uganda: Churches take radical steps against terrorist attacks

Uganda: Churches take radical steps against terrorist attacks

Shortly after Uganda's deputy speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga revealed that Parliament and churches were the main targets of the terrorists attack local...
Al-Shebab: In the name of obscurantism

Al-Shebab: In the name of obscurantism

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the 11/7 twin bombings in Kampala, Uganda which caused the death of 73 people and wounded 85 more. The...
Nigeria: Northern Christians and Muslims in renewed violence

Nigeria: Northern Christians and Muslims in renewed violence

Christians in a northern Nigerian state of Taraba, upset with a mosque in their neighborhood burned the house of worship to the ground, inciting...
The day Somaliland voters braved al Qaeda threats to engage in “the Devil’s practice”

The day Somaliland voters braved al Qaeda threats to engage in “the Devil’s practice”

On Saturday 26 June, across the length and breadth of the breakaway state of Somaliland the rising sun reveals long lines of people snaking...
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TV station forced to stop televising religious program

On 11 July 2010, Channel Swazi, a privately-owned TV station was forced to pull a religious programme off air after Swazi authorities felt the...
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Details Unveiled About U.S. Publication of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible During Worldwide Launch at Cape Town Book Fair

Annette Bourland, senior vice president and publisher with Zonderkidz(TM), will join Nobel Peace Prize Winner -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- and other publishing partners...
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Ethiopia: Story of world’s oldest illustrated Bible authenticated

The Abba Garima manuscripts, kept in an Ethiopian monastery and until now considered to be from the 11th century, have made a journey back...
One month without sex…

One month without sex…

No sexual intercourse for a month is the message that two scientists leading the fight against HIV transmission have sent to African leaders. In...
Africa: Child-witchcraft or Autism symptoms?

Africa: Child-witchcraft or Autism symptoms?

Across Sub-Sahara Africa, children from underprivileged backgrounds who sometimes exhibit symptoms of Autism, are often labeled as witches or wizards, and victimized - poisoned,...
Somaliland: Racist killings and marginalized Gabooyos

Somaliland: Racist killings and marginalized Gabooyos

Ahmed Shide Jama, in his late 60s, is the leader of one of Somaliland's marginalized minority groups, the Gabooyo. He lives in the Daami...
Nigeria: Iran intentions and Religious tensions questioned

Nigeria: Iran intentions and Religious tensions questioned

Following Nigeria’s take over U.N. Security Council presidency Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to visit the West African country in order to...
Terrorists: Sexually depraved idiots

Terrorists: Sexually depraved idiots

Two American researchers, Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, have published an unusual report in the July-August edition of the popular American culture magazine The...
Uganda: Christians steal from Churches in broad day-light

Uganda: Christians steal from Churches in broad day-light

Some Christian worshipers in Uganda have been accused of stealing money from offertory bags in churches. Several churches have seen a rise in the...
Fashionable burqas or a political statement

Fashionable burqas or a political statement

Custom made burqas that would make anyone go gaga! A U.S. online store, Zarinas.Com, which since 2007 has been specialising in the sale of...
Obama administration bridges US-Muslim divide

Obama administration bridges US-Muslim divide

Over the past year, the Obama administration has been reaching out and listening to Muslim communities around the world, focusing on a “new beginning”...
Egyptian Coptic Church celebrates Arab diversity in the US

Egyptian Coptic Church celebrates Arab diversity in the US

Storms often ruin weekend plans, but not at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Despite heavy rains, Northern Virginia’s largest Coptic church held...
France: Burqa debate turns into fistfight

France: Burqa debate turns into fistfight

A debate organised by "Ni putes ni soumises", a French NGO, Tuesday night in Paris, on the question of the full Islamic veil ended...
Somalia: Government under rebel attack

Somalia: Government under rebel attack

Somalia is niggling from attacks on its parliament that left 11 people dead and 20 injured, in the wake of calls for reform in...
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Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over ‘sorcery’ charges

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to...
Zimbabwe’s sex-afflicted Catholic church scolds “sinful” journalists

Zimbabwe’s sex-afflicted Catholic church scolds “sinful” journalists

A Roman Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe has angered the media by boldly declaring that journalists who expose sex scandals do so “as if they...
Catholic priests in Uganda could face life for underage sex

Catholic priests in Uganda could face life for underage sex

Uganda's minister of ethics and integrity, James Nsaba Buturo has called on security agencies and Ugandans at large to get rid of immoral catholic...
Being gay in Morocco

Being gay in Morocco

Samir Bergachi is unstoppable. Barely 23 years old, the young Moroccan is simply not content to live his homosexuality openly in a country where...