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Book Review

Unearthing the buried legacy of African Muslims in America

Yusuf Progler

Shawwal 14, 14191999-02-01

The Muslim legacy in African American history is receiving a lot of scholarly and popular attention lately. Even Hollywood has had to include Muslim characters in its historical reconstructions.


Central Africa ablaze as US proxies tear each other apart

M.A. Shaikh

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

Whatever happened to the new breed of African rulers, hailed as harbingers of hope, peace and prosperity by the west only months ago?

Special Reports

Settle the Ethio-Eritrean war but not on US terms

M.A. Shaikh

Rabi' al-Awwal 07, 14191998-07-01

The nasty little war between Ethiopia and Eritrea should be settled before it gets out of control. In a regional context, Sudan must also be a party to any negotiated agreement.


Skeletons out of his Rwandan cupboard stalk the UN chief

Our Own Correspondent

Muharram 19, 14191998-05-16

United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan - fresh from the triumph of brokering the Iraqi deal, and cruising through his African tour with the air of a savior come to rescue his beloved continent from the folly of its ruler - suddenly faces the cruel prospect of being cut down to size.


Remembering (and forgetting) African Muslims in the Americas

J A Progler

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14181998-04-01

When Alex Haley asserted in his 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, that its main character Kunte Kinte was a Muslim, he was dismissed by many American historians.

Special Reports

Exporting ‘American democracy’ to Africa with guns

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 16, 14181997-12-16

The US has stepped up efforts to increase its influence in Africa, dubbed the ‘last frontier.’ Jesse Jackson, perhaps the best-known African-American today, embarked on a mission to two countries in Africa on December 1 to drum up support for political and trade links.


Who brought slaves to America?

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 29, 14181997-10-01

Sources: Elizabeth Donnan, 4 vols. Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America, Washington D.C. 1930-1935 Carnage Institute of Technology, Pittusburgh, Pennsylvania.


Mandela hails Islam’s role in Africa’s construction, liberation

Our Oxford Correspondent

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 14181997-08-16

President Nelson Mandela has hailed the prominent role played by Islam in the liberation and construction of Africa describing the world’s most frequently demonised faith as the continent’s principal religion and as an agent of tolerance and goodwill.


Africa to be further impoverished through Uncle Sam’s new initiative

Zafar Bangash

Safar 25, 14181997-07-01

With the Middle East now firmly in America’s grip, Uncle Sam has turned his attention to the plunder of Africa, which it calls the last frontier. Wherever the greedy uncle sets foot, trouble follows.

Special Reports

UN/world bank launch new initiative to further bleed impoverished Africa

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14161996-04-01

People in Africa have good reason to be wary of the new, USS 25 billion initiative launched by the United Nations on March 15 to help the impoverished continent. Called the ‘System-wide Special Initiative on Africa,’ the programme will be phased over a 10 year-period.

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