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Egypt:Many Killed in Sinai Mosque Attack
[Egypt Online] The Egyptian presidency on Friday 24/11/2017 declared a three-day mourning across the nation following the terrorist attack outside a mosque in the North Sinai city of Arish.
11/24/2017 07:40 PM
South Africa:Shembe Church Leader Dies of 'Natural' Causes
[News24Wire] The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe), Inkosi Vela Shembe has died, his spokesperson said on Friday.
11/24/2017 10:46 AM
South Africa:Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Connects Residents of Zamdela Onto Digital Television Grid and Engage With Church Congregants, 26 Nov
[Govt of SA] Minister of Communications to connect residents of Zamdela onto the digital television grid and engage with church congregants
11/24/2017 02:59 PM
Nigeria:TMC Condemns Mosque Attack in Adamawa
[Guardian] The Muslim Congress (TMC) has condemned the dreadful Mosque bombing in Adamawa State and beseechs Allah over the departed soul.
11/24/2017 10:57 AM
Morocco:Rogatory Prayers Performed Nationwide
[MAP] Rabat -Rogatory prayers were performed this Friday morning at Morocco's mosques, in accordance with the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful.
11/24/2017 05:50 PM
Morocco:Rogatory Prayers Performed At Hassan Mosque in Rabat in Presence of HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan
[MAP] Rabat -Upon orders of HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the faithful, rogatory prayers were performed this Friday morning at Hassan Mosque in Rabat in the presence of HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan.
11/24/2017 01:36 PM
Nigeria:'Virgin Mary' Unites Catholics
[This Day] Adibe Emenyonu writes on the centenary celebration of Our Lady of Fatima apparition in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, by the Catholic faithful
11/24/2017 11:09 AM
Uganda:Striking Doctors Won't Go to Heaven - Priest
[Monitor] Lira -A Catholic priest in Lira District has asked medical practitioners currently striking over salary discrepancy countrywide to call off the strike or they forget going to Heaven.
11/23/2017 02:25 PM
Malawi:Bushiri Buys Top of the Range Vehicles For His Team
[Nyasa Times] South Africa based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has surprised 15 members of his team with gifts of top of the range vehicles to ease their mobility.
11/23/2017 01:37 PM
Uganda:I Will Never Marry - Bishop Kibuuka
[Monitor] Wakiso -Newly-consecrated Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church for Central and Eastern Uganda Jacinto Kibuuka has vowed never to marry even when his faith permits him to.
11/23/2017 06:36 AM
Gambia:Muslim Religious Leaders Tasked to Tackle Continent's Problems
[Foroyaa] The UNFPA regional director has tasked the Muslim religious leaders and scholars to contribute in tackling Africa's problems including the challenge of rights of women and girls.
11/23/2017 08:43 AM
Uganda:Court Summons New Orthodox Bishop Kibuuka
[Monitor] Kampala -Court has issued criminal summons to the newly installed Evangelical Orthodox Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka for alleged acts intended to injure the Catholic Church.
11/23/2017 06:47 AM
Nigeria:How Prophet Joshua Iginla Predicted Mugabe's Resigination
[Vanguard] Respected preacher and Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Prophet Joshua Iginla, known for his accurate predictions about national and global events without fear, has continued to score higher.
11/22/2017 08:22 AM
Nigeria:Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Calls for Religious Tolerance
[Vanguard] Former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor OFR has called on Nigerians to be religious tolerant and seek proper ways of relating with one another , saying that the church in the country today is weakened by lack of unity among members.
11/23/2017 08:46 AM
Sudan:Conference of Islamic States Culture Ministers Approves Establishment of Sinnar Regional Center for Dialogue and Cultural Diversity
[SNA] Sinnar -The General Director of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - ISESCO, dr. Abdul Aziz Osman al- Teujeri indicated that the 10 th Conference of the Culture Ministers of the Islamic states which has concluded session yesterday, Tuesday, has agreed on the establishment of the Sinnar Regional Center for Dialogue and Cultural Diversity in order to organize cultural, and intellectual dialogues in the two Arab and African regions.
11/23/2017 08:30 AM
Malawi:Clergy Set for Demonstration On Electoral Reforms Bill
[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee's (PAC) peaceful demonstrations aimed at pushing for tabling of Electoral and Local Government Act Reforms in the currently sitting of Parliament will take place on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi's administrative capital.
11/22/2017 10:33 AM
Sudan:Bin Hilal - Celebration of Islamic Capitals Revival for Its History, Nation's Brighter Future
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture, representative of Minister Haitham Bin Tariq, indicated that the supreme goal of the celebration of Islamic capitals is a revival for its history, civilization and its cultural contributions as a joint heritage of humanity for the building of a brighter future for the Islamic nation.
11/22/2017 08:59 AM
Sudan:Al - Teujeri - Islamic Joint Action Necessary for Confronting Challenges
[SNA] Khartoum -The Secretary General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - ISESCO, dr. Abdul Aziz Osman al- Teujeri indicated that the auspices of the President of the Republic to the conference of the Islamic world states underlines his support to the Islamic action, and the establishment of the Islamic solidarity, lauding the support of the Sudan's government to the organization, and its civilized mission, calling on the leaders of the Islamic states for the necessity of the joint Islamic w
11/22/2017 08:59 AM
Sudan:Al - Bashir - Celebration of Islamic Capitals Important for Correction of Concepts and Wrong Approaches That Lead to Extremisms
[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer al- Bashir underscored that the celebration of the Islamic capitals, presented by the project of Sinnar capital of the Islamic culture, is important for the correction of the concepts, the wrong religious intellectual approaches and , wrong education that lead to the increase of the Islamophobia.
11/22/2017 08:00 AM
Sudan:10th Islamic Conference Launched in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum -The 10th Islamic Conference has launched, Tuesday, in Khartoum under the motto (Towards Sustainable Cultural Development for Future States), with the participation of 40 countries and 9 international organizations.
11/22/2017 08:00 AM
Malawi:Malawi Catholic Church, Evangelicals to Host Global Conference to Discuss Homosexuality, Abortion
[Nyasa Times] The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) in partnership with the African Organization for Families (AOFF), a regional affiliate of World Congress of Families will from November 29 to 30 hold the World Congress of Families.
11/21/2017 01:15 PM
Ethiopia:Ethiopian Orthodox Church Calls for Lalibela to Be Saved
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Orthodox church is calling the concerned bodies to save rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. The church is now working stressful with the concerned governmental offices to protect the churches from the expecting accident.
11/21/2017 07:23 AM
Sudan:Khartoum Shopkeepers Fined for 'Trading During Friday Prayers'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A Public Order Court in El Azhari to the south of the Sudan capital of Khartoum on Sunday handed down fines to several shopkeepers for trading during Friday prayers.
11/21/2017 08:20 AM
Uganda:As a Christian, I Will Resurrect From Death - Museveni
[Monitor] Lira -President Yoweri Museveni has said that being a Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ, he is not scared of death because he would defeat it by resurrecting.
11/20/2017 05:54 AM
Morocco:Morocco Rejects Any Attack Against Holy Places of Islam and Arab States
[MAP] Cairo -The Kingdom of Morocco underlined on Sunday in Cairo that it does not accept any attack against the Holy Places of Islam and the other Arab states.
11/20/2017 02:03 PM
Liberia:Methodist Bishop Alarms Over Homosexuality
[New Dawn] The Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference, United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Samuel Quire, Jr. alarms here about the weave of homosexual practices in the Methodist Church, terming it as "very serious."
11/21/2017 01:57 PM
Nigeria:Pope Francis Declares November 19 World Day of the Poor
[Leadership] Markudi -Pope Francis has declared Nineteenth of November every year as the World Day of the poor in memorisal of Saint Anthony of Padua.
11/20/2017 07:48 AM
Liberia:Clergy Urges Liberians to Learn From the Past
[New Dawn] The chairman of the National Christian Council of Liberia Rev. Dr. Jasper S. Ndaborlor is urging Liberians to learn from the past, noting that Liberians are quick to forget. Speaking Friday, 17 November at a National Peace Mediation Hour jointly observed by Christians and Muslims at the Monrovia City Hall, Rev. Ndaborlor cautioned that Liberians do things repeatedly and want to continue doing things even if they are wrong because they are quick to forget.
11/20/2017 01:20 PM
Nigeria:Four Arraigned Over Ozubulu Church Killings
[This Day] Awka -Four persons suspected to be involved in the massacre of worshippers at St Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu few months ago were on Thursday arraigned before an Anambra State Magistrate Court sitting at Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
11/17/2017 02:26 PM
Malawi:Group to Build LGBTI Inclusiveness Among Faith Community
[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's faith based organisations Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has embarked on a new project under the theme 'Building LGBTI Inclusive Faith Communities in Malawi'.
11/17/2017 10:27 AM