The nearly 150-year-old restrictions put into place by the Ottoman Caliphate in Egypt on the construction of churches and enforced by successive Egyptian governments have been relaxed with the approval of the promised church construction law.
A much-anticipated law permitting the construction of new churches for Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox and Evangelical Christian communities has been condemned by the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Forces loyal to the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, attacked a compound full of foreign aid workers. After bashing down the compound doors, the loyalists went to work beating, torturing, and sexually assaulting the civilians inside.
mainstream media devoted some six times as much air time to covering the recent death of Harambe the gorilla than they did to the gruesome Islamic State decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians on a Libyan beach last year.
Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi of Libya were leaders on par with Vladimir Lenin, and kin of Kwame Nkrumah. Their leadership after decolonization and indeed in shaping the projects for independence and unity that developed in the post-imperial period offer valuable lessons for examining leadership in African political thought and practice today.
the spread of Islam from Arab lands into Africa and its impact on indigenous society from the eleventh century and forward.
Tourists flock to this sunny country to enjoy its idyllic landscape, German architecture, and buy mementos of the second Reich. Unwholesomely, even Third Reich memorabilia is sold under the table