Egyptian lawmakers draft bill to ban the niqab in public places

The Egyptian parliament is currently drafting a bill which will outlaw women from wearing the niqab in public places. The ban will apply to...

Sudanese Islamic leader Hassan al-Turabi passes away

One of the world's leading Islamic political thinkers and activists, Dr Hasan al-Turabi, has passed away in Khartoum at the age of 84. A specialist...

Nelson Mandela’s grandson’s conversion to Islam causes national “disquiet”

Traditional tribal leaders in South Africa appear to be uneasy about Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa)...

Millions of men disappointed as Eritrea “two wives” story turns out to be fake

A fake story about Eritrean men being ordered to marry at least two wives, which went viral across Africa, has been ridiculed by upset...

Saudi, Bahrain and Sudan cut ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies have taken diplomatic action against Iran after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was attacked amid a...

Nigerian army accused of massacre in Kaduna

There are reports coming out of Nigeria that hundreds of people may have been killed by troops in the northern state of Kaduna. The circumstances...

Ugandan woman who sold fish for a living saved up for ten years to...

A Ugandan woman has been saving money for 10 years so she could perform Hajj, by working in her smoked fish business. "I can't wait...

Virgin Active apologises to man banned for wearing pro-Palestine T-shirt

A pro-Palestinian group in South Africa - Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa - has hailed Virgin Active’s apology to its leader Mohammed...

George Clooney’s wife makes last minute legal bid to save Ghaddafi’s son

Amal Clooney, barrister and wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, has made a last-minute bid to defend Libya's Saif al-Islam Ghaddafi and former intelligence...

Egypt to remove books by Sheikh Ibn Taymiyya and other prominent Salafi scholars

The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has launched a nationwide campaign to remove literature authored by scholars affiliated to the Salafi movement from all...
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