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Senegal: Muslim brotherhood head dies

The head of the powerful Tijaniyya brotherhood of Muslims in Senegal has died, just six months after the passing of his predecessor, Senegalese media reported on Friday.

Egypt cleric suspended, faces trial for non-Muslim remarks

An Egyptian Muslim cleric has been barred from preaching and is set to appear before a court for saying Christians and Jews followed corrupt religions and would not go to heaven. Salem Abdel Galil, a former religious endowments ministry…

Outspoken Nigerian emir facing graft probe

One of Nigeria's most prominent Muslim leaders is under investigation on suspicion of embezzlement, fuelling rumours that some want him removed after he made a series of comments about the need for social reforms. Anti-corruption…

Tunisia sentences British DJ for Muslim prayer remix

A Tunisian court has sentenced a British DJ to a year in jail after he played a dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer. London-born Dax J, was charged with public indecency and offending public morality - but had already fled the country…

Nike to launch high-tech hijab for female Muslim athletes

Nike Inc will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf designed specifically for competition, the company said on Wednesday.

Ghanaian women reject male midwives

Some women in Ghana do not like to consult male midwives when they are pregnant. The Ghanaian government has scrapped a pilot project which allowed men to be trained as midwives.