Tanzania has a new female Muslim leader

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Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as the first female President of Tanzania after the sudden death of John Magufuli. Hassan, 61, previously served...

Tunisia rejects normalisation with Israel

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Tunisia’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a New York Times report that said the country was planning to normalise ties with Israel, following in the...

Morocco normalises relations with Israel

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Morocco has become the latest Muslim nation to agree to normalise relations with Israel in a deal brokered by the U.S. As part of the...

Sudan and Israel ‘to normalise ties within days’

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Media reports strongly indicate that Israel and Sudan will reach a final agreement to normalise ties within the next few days. According to Israeli media, the...

Sudan abolishes Islamic law, separates religion from state

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Sudan’s transitional government has abolished Islamic, or Shariah, law by separating religion from the state. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, a leader of...

Sudan rejects ties with Israel… for now

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Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that his government has no mandate to normalise ties with Israel...

Gambian government close Penny Appeal orphanage after child sex abuse allegations

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The Gambian government closed down a Penny Appeal orphanage in Yarambamba on August 12 after an investigation found cases of child sexual abuse and...

Tunisian blogger who ‘desecrated’ Quran sentenced to six months prison

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A Tunisian court has sentenced a blogger to six months in prison and a $700 fine for reposting a joke on Facebook about coronavirus...

South Africa bans alcohol to contain spread of coronavirus

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South Africa has banned alcohol sales once again to help contain the spread of coronavirus. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the alcohol ban - South Africa's...

Sudan drops death penalty for apostasy, allows non-Muslims to drink alcohol

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Sudan has approved wide-ranging amendments to its criminal law including repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing non-Muslims to drink alcohol. Public flogging will also...