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Nigeria: Cardinal Criticises Govt for Labelling Biafra Group a Terrorist Organisation
[Premium Times] A Catholic cardinal, John Onaiyekan, has criticised the federal government's declaration of the separatist group, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation.
09/26/2017 05:31 AM
Kenya: Deputy President's Sh10 Million 'Donation' Splits Church
[Nation] A Sh10 million donation by Deputy President William Ruto to the Pentecostal Assemblies of God threatens to divide the church.
09/26/2017 11:27 AM
Ethiopia: Demera - an Enticing Tradition for Tourists' Influx
[Ethiopian Herald] Demera, the eve of Mesekel celebration, ceremony is prepared individually and communally outside homes. Specially, the holiday in Addis Ababa is prepared at Meskel Square on the 26th of September, at the eve of Meskel, Tall Demera made of tree branches is erected decorating with flowers at the Meskel Square and while singing spiritual songs Sunday School Students and the clergy accompanied by huge crowds of worshipers wearing cultural clothing, march to Meskel Square to carryout Demera festivity ceremony.
09/26/2017 10:15 AM
Ethiopia: Office Says Public Holidays Symbolize Peace, Unity
[Ethiopian Herald] The Finding of the True Cross (Maskal) celebration, New Year, Irreecha (Thanks Giving Day - an element of the Oromo Gada System), and other public holidays in the nation are symbols of peace and unity, says Government Communication Affairs Office.
09/26/2017 10:08 AM
Nigeria: Abaribe, Jewish High Priest Risk Jail As Lawyer Says Kanu's Whereabouts Unknown
[Vanguard] Abuja -Unknown whereabout of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, may have placed a serving Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe and a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu El-Shalom, at risk of being sent to prison.
09/26/2017 07:38 AM
Kenya: Religious Leaders Attempt to Solve Election Issue
[Nation] Religious leaders have initiated plans to bring Jubilee and the National Super Alliance to the negotiating table in an attempt to avert a situation that could undermine the October 26 presidential poll rerun.
09/26/2017 03:01 AM
Ethiopia: Promoting National Development in the Spirit of Meskel
[Ethiopian Herald] Meskel is one of the most inclusive outdoor religious and cultural celebrations registered at UNESCO as intangible cultural human heritage. It is celebrated among the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia on the 27th of September in Ethiopia with a mosaic of cultural paraphernalia as practice among the peoples of Ethiopia.
09/25/2017 11:02 AM
Zimbabwe: Police Take Pastor Mawarire In For Questioning After Sermon
[News24Wire] Protest pastor Evan Mawarire has been taken in for questioning by police after posting a video to Facebook criticising Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis, his #ThisFlag movement said on Sunday.
09/24/2017 02:34 PM
Ethiopia: A Little About Debre Damo Monastery
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is very marvelous country which is endowed with natural and manmade treasures. The country is the origin of humanity where the 3.5 million years hominid, Lucy-- believed to be the first human ancestor was discovered. Besides, the nation has the ancient civilization of Aksumite Kingdom, one of the world's four strong ancient civilizations ever occurred. The Aksumite civilization had inherited its invaluable architectural style for generations. One of the masterpieces of the kingdom is a monastery c
09/25/2017 10:54 AM
Nigeria: Catholic Church Kicks Against NGO Bill
[This Day] Abuja -The Catholic Church yesterday took a swipe at the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) bill pending before the House of Representatives, accusing the legislators of pursuing only selfish ends.
09/25/2017 05:25 AM
Zimbabwe: Evan Mawarire Rubbishes Cowardice Accusations, Scorns Docile Church
[New Zimbabwe] Firebrand preacher, Evan Mawarire has scorned his critics who have often branded him a coward for skipping the country at the height of a State backlash on organisers of a wave of citizen protests that unsettled the government a year ago.
09/25/2017 05:18 AM
Africa: Religious Conflicts On the Rise in Africa
[Deutsche Welle] A study by a German academic says religious conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have been on the rise for decades. Researcher Matthias Basedau says weak African states are a major cause.
09/24/2017 09:20 AM
Uganda: Clergy Call for a Referendum On Age Limit
[Independent (Kampala)] The clerics have called for a referendum on age limit. Speaking to journalists on Sept.18, the clerics - Uganda Muslim Supreme Council's Mufti Shaban Mubajje , Rev. Stanley Ntagali of the church of Uganda, Arch. Jonah Lwanga of the orthodox Church, Pr. Daniel Matte of the Seventh Day Adventists union, Arch. Cyprian Kizito of the Kampala Archdiocese and Apostle Joseph Serwadda the leader of the born again faith agreed that it being a critical and sensitive subject the views of all Ugandans should be sought
09/24/2017 09:18 AM
Nigeria: Hajj 2017 - All Nigerian Pilgrims to Arrive in Next 10 Days - NAHCON
[Premium Times] The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has said the ongoing airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back home is expected to be completed within the next 10 days.
09/25/2017 10:47 AM
South Africa: Understanding the Court on Polygynous Muslim Marriages
[GroundUp] Wills Act unfairly discriminates against second and subsequent wives
09/22/2017 07:56 AM
Zimbabwe: Judges Dismiss Magaya Rape Trial Appeal
[New Zimbabwe] The Constitutional Court has thrown out Prophetic Deliverance Ministry (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya's application in which he was seeking to have the matter in which he is accused of raping a congregate dismissed.
09/22/2017 07:49 AM
Nigeria: Sukuk Bond - Nigeria's Supreme Islamic Body Replies CAN, Accuses It of Islamophobia
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has responded to claims made by the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the issuance of Sukuk bond by the federal government.
09/22/2017 11:22 AM
Nigeria: Islamic New Year - Sokoto, Jigawa Declare Today Public Holiday
[Daily Trust] Sokoto and Dutse -The Sokoto and Jigawa state governments have declared today as public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year 1439.
09/22/2017 08:34 AM
Malawi: Revenue Authority Urges Church Bodies to Pay Tax
[Nyasa Times] Ecclesiastical bodies in the country have been urged to observe their responsibilities of registering their businesses and paying their taxes whenever they are operating businesses meant for income generating purposes.
09/22/2017 07:32 AM
Angola: Pope Francis Congratulates Angolan President-Elect
[ANGOP] Lunada -Pope Francis sent on Wednesday a message to the Angolan President-elect, João Lourenço, congratulating him on his election and hoping that the new Head of State will have success and prosperity in the destiny of the Angola.
09/21/2017 01:42 PM
Botswana: Minister Speaks on the Spread of HIV/Aids
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since 1985, Botswana has embarked on a warfare against the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, says Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Mr Edwin Batshu.
09/21/2017 01:43 PM
Angola: Malanje - Catholic Faithful Urged to Join Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Rosary Sanctuary
[ANGOP] Malanje -The metropolitan archbishop of the Malanje Archdiocese, dom Benedito Roberto, on Wednesday in this city, called on Catholic faithful to participate on 7-8 October in the fourth pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pungo Andongo communein Cacuso municipality.
09/21/2017 01:42 PM
Liberia: Religious Leaders Threaten Tougher Actions Against Corrupt Members
[New Republic] In apparent reaction to widely held claims in many cycles that corruption is not only a governmental menace, but cuts across all sectors of society including churches, homes, schools and other places, Liberia's religious community has threatened tougher actions against members found wanting of decency and integrity.
09/21/2017 11:35 AM
Uganda: Religious Leaders After Years of Eating Free Lunches Confront Dangerous Truth
[Monitor] It is an understatement that the sober statement by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda on the pending amendment of the Constitution has come too late. The religious leaders reading the same cut the figure of half-belief, hesitancy when they came out with a sound statement challenging both the removal of presidential term limits in 2005 and the pending removal of 75 years as the upper presidential age limit coming up before Parliament.
09/21/2017 06:55 AM
Nigeria: Speak Up Against Buhari Govt's Illegal Actions, Wike Tells Church
[Premium Times] Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday called on the Church to speak up against the federal government's "illegal and corrupt" actions.
09/21/2017 05:15 AM
Nigeria: Group Wants Nigerian Govt to Declare Public Holiday for Islamic New Year
[Premium Times] The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has called on the federal government to make first day of a new Islamic year -- Muharram - a work free day.
09/21/2017 11:22 AM
South Africa: Good Relations Upset Between Jewish and Bo-Kaap Schools
[GroundUp] Herzlia High took issue with anti-Zionist posters at Vista High School
09/20/2017 01:12 PM
Malawi: Religious Bodies Urged to Observe Tax Responsibilities
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Ecclesiastical bodies in the country have been urged to observe their responsibilities of registering their businesses and paying their taxes whenever they are operating businesses meant for income generating purposes.
09/21/2017 08:52 AM
Uganda: The Church Can Stop Life Presidency
[Observer] There is something important our revolutionary leader, Gen Yoweri Museveni, has skipped this year - celebrating his birthday.
09/20/2017 08:56 AM
Angola: Huambo - Political Parties Expected to Serve Nation
[ANGOP] Ecunha -The Catholic Archbishop of central Huambo Province, Bishop José de Queiroz Alves, on Tuesday in the village of Ecunha municipality, 45 kilometers from the capital city, called on political parties to put themselves at the service of the Nation.
09/20/2017 08:55 AM