RELIGIONS | RELIGIONS

07-May-2019 to 15:59

Senegalese religious leader Sheikh Béthio Thioune dies

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Demba Dieng — The leader of the Thiantacounes (sect of the Mouride brotherhood) in Senegal, Sheikh Béthio Thioune has passed away in Bordeaux, France after a long illness.

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07-May-2019 to 06:27

S/African leader sends best wishes Muslims on Ramadan

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended best wishes to South Africa’s Muslims as the community begins fasting for the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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30-Apr-2019 to 14:56

Senegal to observe lunar crescent on May 5

APA-Dakar-(Senegal) — Senegal will on May 5 observe the lunar crescent whose appearance marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, Senegalese Association for the Promotion of Astronomy (ASPA) said on Tuesday.

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21-Apr-2019 to 21:41

S/Africa clergy tells home truths about Ramaphosa

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — While President Cyril Ramaphosa has given the country some hope and optimism, he is not an all-powerful individual and can be replaced, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said in Cape Town.

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21-Apr-2019 to 21:16

Ghana’s chief imam marks 100th birthday in church

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana’s national chief imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu on Sunday celebrated his 100th birthday with Christians at Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra.

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20-Apr-2019 to 09:50

S/Africans urged to obey water safety measures during Easter

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has appealed to the citizenry, particularly religious leaders, to be cautious and stick to water safety measures to avoid drowning incidents during the Easter weekend.

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20-Apr-2019 to 09:35

S/Africa mourns death of 13 worshipers in fallen church

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Some 13 congregants killed when a KwaZulu-Natal Province church collapsed on them this week had been asleep at the time of the tragedy, South African police said on Saturday.

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