Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Ugandan Muslims prosper after years of repression

Amani Ali writes that Ugandan Muslims were persecuted by the majority community after the fall of the dictator Idi Amin in 1979. But, as...

South Africa’s ANC tells Israeli ambassador to “leave with immediate effect”

The Youth League of South Africa’s ruling ANC party has told the Israeli ambassador to “pack his bags” and leave. Israeli ambassador to South Africa,...

Kenyan police accused of torturing Somali refugees

According to a report released by Human Rights Watch, Kenyan police tortured, raped, abused and arbitrarily detained at least a 1,000 Somali refugees between...

Egyptian scholar faces trial for saying Jews and Christians are “kuffar” who will go...

An Egyptian scholar has been banned from preaching and is due to appear in court for saying Christians and Jews are "kuffar" who will go to...

Largest council of South African scholars refuse to welcome Grand Mufti of Egypt

The largest council of scholars in South Africa have refused to welcome the Grand Mufti of Egypt to the country due to his support...

Grand Mufti of Egypt says Zakat funds can be spent on military and police

The Grand Mufti of Egypt has issued a controversial fatwa stating that Zakat money can be spent on the military and state police to...

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...

Somali town outlaws extravagant weddings to increase marriage among youth

A Somali town has prohibited extravagant weddings in an attempt to increase marriages between young people and stop them from migrating abroad, the BBC...

More Egyptian men marry older foreign women

An increasing number of young Egyptian men are marrying foreign women, some 20 to 30 years their senior in order to escape poverty and...
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