June 13th, 2014
Written by Maram Mazen in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
While the 52-year-old Sanusi won't be able to make government policy, as the second-most influential traditional and Islamic monarch in northern Nigeria he will influence Muslims, who comprise roughly half of Nigeria's population of more than 170 million and who mostly live in the north.
Muslims in Nigeria are to be led by a traditional leader rather than Islamic extremists who are anti-education and economic opportunities of the nation's poor. An outspoken former central bank governor who advocates education and economic opportunities for Nigeria's majority poor has become a key religious and traditional leader of the country's Muslims, a counterpoint to Islamic extremists who...
February 20th, 2014
Written by Krista Larson in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Thousands of Muslims are being forced to leave the Central African Republic, resulting in ethnic cleansing of historic proportions.
The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," according to Amnesty International, warning that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions." Their report Wednesday comes as the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed fears that the violence...
April 16th, 2012
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
At the Women in the World Summit, held in New York City in March, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee asked why American women were not more concerned about men’s role in discussions of reproductive issues. She asserted, “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.”International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde posited that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters, the tragedy of...
March 30th, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
It might be surprising to find out that a good bit of the food in Kenya came from the Portuguese, who after discovering Brazil promptly made their way to Africa. Therefore, such foods as corn, bananas, pineapple, chilies, peppers, sweet potatoes, and cassava came into Kenya this way, and quickly became local favorites.Located in East Africa near the Equator, the southeast part of Kenya is on the...
March 23rd, 2011
Written by Talia Page in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,As an undergraduate student, we often had spirited discussions with exchange students from Africa. Some students from Africa questioned why some black students wanted to identify with Africa since blacks were not of a “pure” race. Do native-born Africans consider themselves superior to American blacks or African-Americans? If so, what is their rationale?~Baffled from...


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