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Hijab wearing African-American Sumayya Ali against all odds

Hijab wearing African-American Sumayya Ali against all odds

Sumayya Ali probably surprises everyone but herself. The burgeoning African-American opera singer has performed on the television show American Idol, Zulu-danced with Step Afrika...
Mauritania: Arabization hateful of African culture?

Mauritania: Arabization hateful of African culture?

Tensions have risen to a fever pitch on the campus of the University of Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, since the month of March. Arabization...
Nigeria: Police kills youth as Muslims and Christians Clash again

Nigeria: Police kills youth as Muslims and Christians Clash again

Muslim and Christian youths in Nigeria clashed again on Monday in the religiously volatile city of Jos , in what has been registered as...
Before the restoration, water damage showed on the mihrab of the mosque near Kizimkazi in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar: US restores 900 year Kizimkazi mosque

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided support for saving three mosques in Tanzania, including the one near Kizimkazi on the island...
Uganda royal tombs’ arsonist arrested

Uganda royal tombs’ arsonist arrested

A man yesterday surprised policemen in Uganda's capital Kampala, when he walked into a Police station and allegedly confessed setting ablaze the Buganda...
El Asira’s first Muslim Halal online Sex Shop

El Asira’s first Muslim Halal online Sex Shop

Abdelaziz Aouragh, a 29-year old Dutch-Moroccan and a practicing Muslim, has launched El Asira, a rather unlikely, if not daring, enterprise in the Netherlands....
Africa: Make those homosexuals disappear!

Africa: Make those homosexuals disappear!

In Uganda, there is a burning desire to send them to the gallows. Woe betide those who dare "marry" in Malawi. In Zimbabwe, President...
Nigeria: Sharia law takes precedence over freedom of speech

Nigeria: Sharia law takes precedence over freedom of speech

Issues of civility, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press is splitting the Nigerian public as Nigerian Islamic court bans the debate on...
Nigerians condemn Gaddafi’s call for Christian Muslim split

Nigerians condemn Gaddafi’s call for Christian Muslim split

Nigerians have reacted to Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's call on the Nigerian state to split on religions lines following the conflicts between Christians...
Morocco: Reactions over expulsion of foreigners continue

Morocco: Reactions over expulsion of foreigners continue

The expulsion last week of a group of foreign workers for "religious proselytism" at the Village of Hope, an orphanage situated near Ain Leuh,...
Somalia: Moderate Islamist group joins AU forces against Al-Shabab

Somalia: Moderate Islamist group joins AU forces against Al-Shabab

Influential Muslim group have joined forces with African Union troops to wage war on al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab military group in Somalia. The Ahlu Sunna Wal...
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Religious Hypocrisy and Arrogance

In recent times, it seems like religion, including Islam, the Catholic Church, the Republican Party and the Religious Right keep getting hit by sex...
Morocco’s expulsion of Christians abusive?

Morocco’s expulsion of Christians abusive?

Sixteen Christian workers accused of religious “proselytism” were expelled from Morocco Tuesday. They were members of the Village of Hope, an orphanage located in...
Nigeria: Christian Muslim violence perpetrated by mercenaries?

Nigeria: Christian Muslim violence perpetrated by mercenaries?

The return to sectarian violence in the Plateau State city of Jos has been largely described as a revenge from the deadly attacks in...
US urges Nigeria to act on Jos killings

US urges Nigeria to act on Jos killings

The United States of America has urged the Nigeria government to investigate the Jos killings and bring those involved to justice. Media reports vary on...
Ugandan minister lashes out at Anglican cleric over gay-bill

Ugandan minister lashes out at Anglican cleric over gay-bill

Uganda's minister of state for ethics and integrity, James Nsaba Buturo has condemned the pro-gays who today presented a petition to Uganda's speaker of parliament requesting...
Uganda: Anglican cleric seeks withdrawal of anti-gay bill

Uganda: Anglican cleric seeks withdrawal of anti-gay bill

Pro-gays in Uganda have today petitioned Uganda parliament requesting that the controversial gay bill which was tabled in parliament last year be withdrawn immediately. The anti-gay...
Libya: Gaddafi declares Jihad on Switzerland

Libya: Gaddafi declares Jihad on Switzerland

Libya’s president Mr. Muammar Gaddafi has called on all Muslims to shun Switzerland and begin a jihad against the Alpine nation. The antagonism is...
Uganda: Christians and Muslims protest Gay Porn shown in churches

Uganda: Christians and Muslims protest Gay Porn shown in churches

A cross section of Christians in Uganda have protested against the showing of pornography in churches as one way of making the public...
Uganda police stop anti-gay demonstration

Uganda police stop anti-gay demonstration

Police in Uganda has stopped a demonstration, in support of the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was supposed to take place tomorrow in Kampala...
Ugandans protest against Obama and anti-gay bill

Ugandans protest against Obama and anti-gay bill

Over 4000 Ugandan supporters of the anti-gay bill yesterday demonstrated in Uganda's eastern town of Jinja against US president Barrack Obama and all...
Egypt: Shari’a in favour of minority rights

Egypt: Shari’a in favour of minority rights

Over the past decades, numerous polls have demonstrated that the majority of Egyptians want shari’a—or Islamic principles—applied to parts of their country's legal system....
Sexuality: Artificial hymen, a Moroccan sore?

Sexuality: Artificial hymen, a Moroccan sore?

"Like a Virgin" sounds like an appropriate slogan for Gigimo, a Chinese company involved in the "discreet" sale of artificial hymen. At only 300...
Egypt: Pig-cull induced street rubbish a “national scandal”

Egypt: Pig-cull induced street rubbish a “national scandal”

The Egyptian government’s decision to cull all of the country’s 300,000 pigs in May 2009 is increasingly being viewed by experts and officials as...
Nigeria: Perpetrators of religious riots could be freed again

Nigeria: Perpetrators of religious riots could be freed again

The aftermath of the Christian-Muslim conflict in the Northern Nigerian city of Jos has seen hundreds of people arrested. However, there are fears that...
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Nigerian sectarian violence: Religion as a pretext

The city of Jos in Nigeria's Plateau State was the scene recent of communal clashes that registered the death of several hundreds of people....
Zimbabwe: Anglican Church invites Mugabe to pray out ex Bishop’s unholy mess

Zimbabwe: Anglican Church invites Mugabe to pray out ex Bishop’s unholy mess

Anglicans in Zimbabwe have resolved to hold a street prayer protest in central Harare to press the police to allow the church access to...
Uganda: Thousands of children demonstrate in favour of anti-gay bill

Uganda: Thousands of children demonstrate in favour of anti-gay bill

Thousands of children in Uganda Friday demonstrated against homosexuality on the streets of the country's capital Kampala. The children carried placards supporting the anti-gay...
Nigeria: Religion still a blindfold for violence

Nigeria: Religion still a blindfold for violence

The State of Jos in Nigeria has proven to be a hot spot for religious violence, for the umpteenth time. Christians and Muslims have...
Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

A radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal, who was recently deported from several African countries was operating a “suicide bomber camp” in Botswana, a publication...