Kenyan government should blame itself for Al Shabab blowback

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Somali scholars issue fatwa against Al Shabab

More than 160 Somali scholars have issued a fatwa denouncing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab group, stating its activities have "no place in Islam", writes...

Mike Tyson goes to Algeria to shoot action movie

Former world heavyweight champion and Muslim convert Mike Tyson is reportedly heading to Oran, Algeria, in September to take part in the country’s first...

Popcorn politics of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring that began in 2010 - like the 2009 Green movement protests in Iran - had brought initial hope that there would be a...

Egypt and the “Emperor with no clothes”

News that former president Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail demonstrated that the regime has removed its final fig leaf, the emperor revealed...

Egypt requires national reconciliation for peace

The largest populated country in the Arab world is deeply polarized like never before, writes Mohammed Kahiye. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been...

The US approves the bloodshed in Egypt

Adnan Khan from the Revolution Observer writes that the US has approved of the violence committed by the Egyptian army against Muslim Brotherhood supporters, which has...

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,...
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