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23-Oct-2020 to 17:53

S/Africa: Church leaders denied bail in fraud case

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Popular evangelists Shepherd and Mary Bushiri on Friday failed to secure their freedom after their bail application was turned down by a South African court after the state requested more time to complete investigations.

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22-Oct-2020 to 17:22

S/Africa: Bail hearing for 'Prophet' Bushiri set for Friday

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — One of South Africa’s most popular evangelists, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, return to court on Friday for a bail hearing to regain their freedom since their arrests two days ago on multi-million-dollar money laundering charges.

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19-Oct-2020 to 17:43

COVID-19: Rwandan major church brings cashless transactions in collecting offert...

— Following concerns over about the possible hygiene implications of handling cash in a COVID-19 situation, the Seventh Day Adventist church in Rwanda has embarked in digitising the collection of offerings in a bid to minimize a possible spread of COVID-19, APA learnt Monday from the officials from the church.

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28-Sep-2020 to 18:47

Gabon: Protracted closure of churches angers clerics

APA-Libreville (Gabon) — Priests in Gabon, dissatisfied with the closure of their churches for seven months, have demanded that they are reopened against the advice of the state.

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27-Sep-2020 to 09:30

Ethiopia observes low-key Orthodox bonfire festival

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Orthodox Christians on Saturday celebrated in low- key fashion the eve of Meskel bonfire locally called ‘Demera’ that marks the finding of the true cross, on which Christ was crucified.

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18-Aug-2020 to 13:00

Senegal’s Magal Touba will hold despite Covid-19 menace

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The organising committee of the Great Magal of Touba in Senegal has ended speculation that the 2020 edition will be cancelled thanks to Covid-19.

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10-Aug-2020 to 13:01

Malawi: Faith leaders furious over Covid-19 lockdown measures

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s faith leaders have expressed disappointment with the failure by President Lazarus Chakwera’s government for failing to consult them before imposing new coronavirus lockdown restrictions, APA learnt on Monday.

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