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The call to prayer is often followed by offers of more earthly upliftment BESIDE THE food-sellers at a street market in Abuja, a man in a flowing white kaftan holds a brown leather bag in one hand. In the other, well, is a baby crocodile, which he holds out to a potential customer. “Do you want to touch it?” he asks in Hausa, a language spoken in northern Nigeria and surrounding countries, before offering far more than a fondle of a ferocious reptile: medicines for a cold; for chest pain; for a sore back; and to improve sexual performance. Listen to...

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The Middle East

Everything you need to know about the Middle East

Slide We want to lead normal lives, lives
where our religion and our traditions
translate into tolerance, so that we
coexist with the world and become
part of the development of the world
Mohammed bin Salman
Slide I fear that the day I die, I am going
to die without accomplishing what
I have in my mind. Life is too short,
and a lot of things can happen
and I am really keen to see it with
my own eyes ,
- and that is why I am in a hurry.
Mohammed bin Salman
Slide We believe women have rights
in Islam that they've yet to obtain
Mohammed bin Salman
Slide No one involved in corruption will
be spared, no matter who they are,
I assure you. Whether a minister,
a prince, or anyone. Anyone who is
guilty of corruption will be held
Mohammed bin Salman

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