Who are Nigeria’s Boko Haram?

Nigeria's Islamist group, Boko Haram has in recent years been at the centre of media attention. It has claimed responsibility for numerous domestic "terrorist"...

5 Pillarz reporter robbed at gunpoint whilst on duty

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Amnesty: Egypt police must be reined in to prevent further bloodshed

Evidence that the Egyptian security forces have once again used unwarranted live fire and other excessive force underlines the crucial need for police reform,...

Kenyans infuriated over Britain’s banning of khat

Despite their majority Muslim population, Somalis and Arabs provide the largest market for khat in the world, writes Mohammed Kahiye from Nairobi. My friend Hussein...

Memo to El-Baradei: “You can’t eat neoliberalism”

Shortly before riding into the vice-presidency of Egypt on the back of military tanks, Muhammad El-Baradei told Foreign Policy "You Can't Eat Shariah" in...

African Union troops aided illegal charcoal export to Somalia

A confidential 500 page report by United Nations monitors accuses Kenyan soldiers in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia of facilitating illegal charcoal...

Egypt’s “liberal hypocrisy”

Since the ousting of Mohammed Morsi by the military Egypt has been infested with “liberal hypocrisy” from within and outside, writes Dr Reza Pankhurst...

The Muslim Brotherhood is not finished

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Egypt – this is a battle between Islam and secularism

Ian Nisbet, who was imprisoned in Egypt for four years for being a member of Hizb ut Tahrir, argues that life is about to...

The Muslim Brotherhood are authors of their own downfall

When the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to power in Egypt a year ago I predicted their demise, writes lawyer Osama Daneshyar who recently returned...
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