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Cameroon:South West - Moslems Pray for Dev't in Cameroon
[Cameroon Tribune] This was at the esplanade of the Buea Town Green Stadium as they mark the celebrations of the Feast of Ramadan.
06/18/2018 10:21 AM
Sudan:'Sudanese No Longer Have the Means to Celebrate Eid El Fitir'
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan / Kassala / Kadugli / Zalingei / Kharto -People living in Port Sudan in eastern Sudan had to spend the first day of Eid El Fitr without much drinking water. Kassala is still witnessing an acute lack of fuel. Employees in southern Sudan did not receive their salaries, and the displaced in the Darfur camps continue to suffer from the ongoing impoverishment and insecurity. People in Darfur's Jebel Marra face continued attacks on the villages.
06/18/2018 09:31 AM
Egypt:Sisi Receives Eidul Fitr Greetings From Bahraini King
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received a phone call on Friday from Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to greet him on Eidul Fitr.
06/18/2018 09:11 AM
Egypt:Minister Checks On Health Ministry's Plan During Eidul Fitr
[Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed inspected a number of hospitals Friday to review the progress in the ministry's plan during the Eidul Fitr holiday.
06/18/2018 09:11 AM
Egypt:Pope Vatican Greets Azhar Grand Imam Over Eidul Fitr
[Egypt Online] Pope Francis greeted on Friday Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb over the advent of Eidul Fitr.
06/18/2018 09:11 AM
Egypt:Hundreds of Inmates Released On Eidul Fitr Occasion - Interior Ministry
[Egypt Online] Up to 3,477 prisoners have been released over Eidul Fitr occasion in line with a presidential decree, the Interior Ministry said Friday.
06/18/2018 09:11 AM
Ghana:AMA Donates to Chief Imam
[Ghanaian Times] The Accra Metropolitan Assembly yesterday donated food items to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Usman Nuhu Shaributu towards the Eid-ul-fitr celebration. The items includes bags of rice, cooking oil, drinkables and an undisclosed amount of money.
06/18/2018 09:07 AM
Ghana:Tma Supports Muslims in Tema
[Ghanaian Times] Tema -The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) yesterday donated food items worth GH¢53,000.00 to Muslims in Tema in support of this year's Eidul-Fitir celebration.
06/18/2018 09:06 AM
Uganda:Kadaga Urges Bishops' Wives to Help Families
[Monitor] Kampala -The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has challenged wives of bishops in the country to start projects that promote marriage cohesion which is a cornerstone of community and national stability.
06/18/2018 06:56 AM
Nigeria:People Will Praise Buhari After His Term in Office - Archbishop
[Daily Trust] The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, said President Muhammadu Buhari will be appreciated after his departure from office.
06/18/2018 12:47 PM
Liberia:Lbdi Fetes Muslims
[Observer] "LBDI is grateful to celebrate the Ramadan with our fellow Muslims who are also our customers," Mr. George told the Muslim community.
06/18/2018 12:12 PM
Ethiopia:1,439th Eid Al-Fitir Colorfully Celebrated . Council Urged Faithful to Embrace Peace, Unity
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- While celebrating the 1,439th Eid al-fitir holiday, the Muslim society called on to show their fervent support for the country's sustainable peace and stability.
06/18/2018 10:08 AM
Senegal:Ramadan's Magic Hour: Ndogou in Senegal
[VOA] The light fades from golden to gray as sundown approaches, a signal to those fasting for Ramadan that it's almost time to break the day's fast.
06/16/2018 11:22 AM
South Africa:Malmesbury Mosque Attacker Had Been Treated for Bipolar Disorder
[News24Wire] The man who killed two worshipers inside the Malmesbury mosque before he was shot dead by police is understood to have been treated for bipolar disorder previously and had no history of violence, said Amir Sheikh, chairperson of the Somali Community Board of SA.
06/15/2018 03:05 PM
South Africa:Court Rules That Religion Cannot Be Used As a Defence for Anti-Gay Hate Speech
[GroundUp] The Equality Court has found a Cape Town-based pastor in contempt of court for making hateful comments against gays and lesbians. The court sentenced the pastor to imprisonment for a period of 30 days. The sentence however has been suspended for a period of five years.
06/15/2018 11:57 AM
Tanzania:Muslims Asked to Maintain Peace and Harmony After Ramadan
[Citizen] Hai -Muslims in Kilimanjaro Region have been asked to maintain peace and harmony and extend the Ramadhan teachings after 30 fasting days.
06/15/2018 02:48 PM
Nigeria:CAN, Governors Rejoice With Muslims, Preach Peaceful Co-Existence
[This Day] The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) Thursday rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims over the successful completion of the Ramadan period, urging all Muslims in the country to embrace peace as part of the Sallah celebration. CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, in his Sallah message, said the successful completion of the Ramadan period involves purification through fasting and seeking blessings and forgiveness from the Almighty God, the creator of mankind.
06/15/2018 02:30 PM
South Africa:President Cyril Ramaphosa Wishes Muslims a Spiritually Fulfilling Eid Al-Fitr
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, wishes all our Muslims compatriots a spiritually fulfilling and blessed Eid al-Fitr as they begin their religious celebration.
06/15/2018 11:21 AM
Malawi:Eid Mubarak! Malawi Muslims in Celebrations to Mark End of Ramadan
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has issued a special message to the Muslim community as it prepares to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this weekend following the end of Ramadan and other political leaders have also added their voice.
06/15/2018 08:02 AM
Nigeria:'Nigerians Should Not Link Boko Haram Insurgents With Islam
[Guardian] The Founder of Lutful-Lahi International, Sheikh Mohammed Robiu Abdul Malik, has called on Nigerians not to relent in prayers for the success of the present administration.
06/15/2018 06:21 AM
Nigeria:Atiku Urges Muslims to Project Islam Through Love, Tolerance
[Leadership] Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Muslims to project Islam through good examples of love, tolerance and peaceful disposition at all times. He said in his Eid-el-Fitr message issued by his media office yesterday in Abuja that such virtues were prerequisite for protecting the perception of Islam from distortion.
06/15/2018 05:58 AM
Nigeria:Eid-El-Fitri - Prices of Tomatoes, Pepper, Chicken Increase in Lagos Markets
[Premium Times] Ahead of Eid-el-Fitri celebration on Friday, prices of tomatoes, pepper and chicken have increased in major markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
06/15/2018 05:04 AM
Nigeria:It's Official, Nigeria to Celebrate Eid-El-Fitri Friday
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that the new moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal has been sighted.
06/15/2018 04:58 AM
South Africa:No Link Yet Between Malmesbury, Verulam Mosque Attacks - Top Cop
[News24Wire] Despite similarities between the mosque attack in Verulam and the one in Malmesbury on Thursday morning, the police have not established a link between the two events, which relates to national security.
06/14/2018 03:55 PM
South Africa:Brothers Explain How They Tried to Save Father From Mosque Attacker
[News24Wire] The sons of Ismail Bassa, 74, who was killed in a mosque attack in Malmesbury on Thursday morning, have told News24 of how they tried to fight off his attacker.
06/14/2018 10:40 AM
South Africa:Two Dead, One Hurt in Knife Attack At Western Cape Mosque
[News24Wire] At least two people have been killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the Western Cape in the early hours of Thursday morning.
06/14/2018 06:46 AM
South Africa:Mayor Says Gay U.S. Choir Against His Religion - But Pride March to Go On
[News24Wire] They may sing "Hallelujah" and "When the Saints go Marching In" at George's Gay Pride march next week, but George Mayor Melvin Naik has panned the Boston Gay Men's Chorus as being against his Christian principles.
06/14/2018 06:05 AM
Nigeria:Muslims Celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, As Ramadan Fasting Ends
[Guardian] Ibadan, Abuja, Ado-Ekiti, Lagos -Muslims across the world, today, bid farewell to the sacred month of Ramadan, with the faithful gathering at prayer centres to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.
06/15/2018 10:27 AM
Nigeria:Muslims Seek Moral Renewal, Celebrates Eid-El-Fitr
[Guardian] It is pomp, cheers and happiness as Muslims across the country join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the yearly Eid-el-Fitr festival.
06/15/2018 09:17 AM
Nigeria:Befitting Healthcare, Accommodation, Feeding Await Muslim Pilgrims At 2018 Hajj
[Guardian] Jos -Plateau State intending Muslim pilgrims to the 2018 Hajj exercise have been assured of adequate health care as well as befitting accommodation and feeding during the holy pilgrimage.
06/15/2018 08:48 AM