The worst fears of a gay couple in Malawi and supporters across the world were realised today when they were sentenced to 14 years in jail with hard labour.
A gay couple in Malawi were found guilty on Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency, the consequence of their holding an engagement ceremony in an insular nation where homosexuality is largely seen as nonexistent or something that must be suppressed.
The push to pass a new constitution in Kenya, a cornerstone of the effort to correct longstanding imbalances of power and prevent the kind of upheaval that followed deeply flawed elections here, has attracted some unexpected interference -- from more than 7,000 miles away.
"A Muslim has no nationality except his belief," the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago.
A special committee organized by the president of Uganda has recommended that a harsh antihomosexuality bill that has drawn the ire of Western governments be withdrawn from Parliament, a senior government official said Saturday.
Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of Africa's most populous country, as the body of his predecessor was flown north for a traditional Muslim burial hours after he died following a lengthy illness.
Nigeria buried its president on Thursday and swore in his successor, Goodluck Jonathan, amid fears of a debilitating power struggle in the ruling party.
Radical Islamist insurgents in Somalia seized one of the country’s most notorious pirate dens on Sunday, raising questions about whether rebels with connections to Al Qaeda will now have a pipeline to tens of millions of dollars -- and a new ability to threaten global trade.
Hundreds of Somali soldiers trained with U.S. tax dollars have deserted because they are not being paid their $100 monthly wage, and some have even joined the al-Qaida-linked militants they are supposed to be fighting, The Associated Press has learned.
Uganda Daily MonitorSix million Ugandans believe in witchcraft reportMark Kirumira2010 04 20Two out of every 10 Ugandans – about six million people – believe in witchcraft or the protective power of sacrifices to spirits or ancestors, a survey shows. The
A continent once known more for witchcraft than worship
has become a stronghold - and a flash point - for the world's two
largest religions, the Pew Forum said in a survey released Thursday.
Daily NationBelief in witchcraft widespread among Christians survey Muchiri Karanja2010 04 16A quarter of Kenyans believe in witchcraft even though they are deeply religious, a survey shows. They also believe that the world will end in the next 39 years.
At least half of all Christians in sub-Saharan Africa believe Jesus will
return to Earth in their lifetime -- part of a pattern that indicates
the region is among the most religious places in the world, according to
a huge new study.
In almost any discussion of religion and Africa,
stereotypes recur. Depending on where they have been, outsiders portray
the continent either as an arena of looming conflict between rival
faiths--or else as a happy-go-lucky world where different beliefs can
easily co-exist, sometimes in the same person's head.
Foreign PolicyFaith in AfricaElizabeth Dickinson2010 04 15 The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has just released a unique survey of religion on the African continent unparalleled in its breadth of geographic and topical coverage. Perhaps its most
Ghana TodaySub Saharan Africa one of the world's most religious placesGhana Today2010 04 15A continent that was more known for tribal shamans than for steeples and minarets has, in just 110 years, become one of the world's most religiously devout
Voice of AmericaSurvey finds one quarter of Africans fear religious conflict Selah Hennessy2010 04 15More than half the population in Nigeria and Rwanda fear future bloodshed along religious lines so says new research from the Pew Forum on Religion and
PoliticsDaily.comChristian and Muslim beliefs in Africa Lessons for U.S. foreign policyJeffrey Weiss2010 04 15If I told you there was a part of the world where large populations of Christians and Muslims say they are getting along pretty well, where majorities
BBCTen things we have learnt about Africa BBC2010 04 15The Pew Research Center has just released one of the biggest ever studies on attitudes to religion and morality in Africa, which has revealed a host of interesting facts. Here are
Religion News BlogUS study sheds light on Africa’s unique religious mixReligion News Blog2010 04 15WASHINGTON (AFP) – In the space of a century, Africa has morphed from a continent dominated by traditional beliefs to one where the majority of people
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