RELIGIONS | RELIGIONS

29-May-2020 to 18:22

Mamadou Traore is new leader of Ivorian Muslim community

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The main Imam of the Great Mosque of the Riviera-Golf, a swanky district in the east of Abidjan, El Hadj Mamadou Traore was appointed on Friday as the new head of the Superior Council of Imams, Mosques and Muslim Affairs in Cote d’Ivoire (COSIM),

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24-May-2020 to 11:44

Gambian police break up eid congregation

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — A unit of the Gambian police has charged down Muslim worshippers as they gathered to mark Eid-ul-Fitr in the village of Brusubi on Sunday morning, briefly detaining its imam.

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23-May-2020 to 09:43

Gambia marks Eid without congregations, festivities

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambians on Saturday observed Eid-ul-Fitr without the usual congregational prayers, pomp and festivity thanks to restrictions aimed at tackling the raging coronavirus pandemic which has so far killed over 338, 000 people worldwide.

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15-May-2020 to 13:08

Ethiopian Orthodox Church reopens worship houses amid COVID-19 infection

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has reopened churches which had been closed in early April as part of an effort to stem the spread coronavirus pandemic.

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25-Apr-2020 to 12:46

Ghana: Muslims urged to adhere to COVID-19 directive amid Ramadan

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, has admonished the Muslim community in Ghana to adhere to the directive of the coronavirus infection as they go through Ramadan fast.

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25-Apr-2020 to 09:32

AU chair sends best wishes to Muslims on Ramadan

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, has sent best wishes to millions of African Muslims who are celebrating Ramadan starting on Friday.

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27-Mar-2020 to 10:24

Mauritania breaks with precedent, suspends Friday prayer

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania had suspended Friday prayer in an effort to avoid rallies and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Original Education said.

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