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25-Dec-2014 to 14:45

Mauritania: Author given death penalty over apostasy

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mohamed Ould Cheikh M'khaitir, the author of a controversial article containing slurs against Prophet Mohammed, published in Mauritania in January has been sentenced to death.

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25-Dec-2014 to 10:48

Nigerian leaders preach peace as Christians celebrate Xmas

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — As Christians celebrate Christmas, Nigerian leaders, including, President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President David Mark on Thursday called for a peaceful co-existence in the face of daunting security challenges.

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07-Dec-2014 to 12:55

Egypt: Al-Azhar, Vatican agree to resume dialogue

APA- Cairo (Egypt) — The custodians of the Al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt have announced a new agreement to resume interfaith dialogue with the Vatican on the basis of mutual respect between Islam and Christianity.

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02-Dec-2014 to 17:02

Khartoum church buildings demolished

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — The authorities in Sudan have demolished an entire line of buildings belonging to the main Evangelical Church in Khartoum on Tuesday, provoking an outcry among its followers.

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01-Dec-2014 to 07:57

Muslim group blames gov’t for attack on Kano Central Mosque

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — A Muslim group in Nigeria, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has said that the multiple explosions in the Kano Central Mosque last Friday is an indication that the Nigerian government has failed in her duty to protect her people.

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28-Nov-2014 to 16:08

Rwanda: New Catholic bishop named

APA-Arusha (Tanzania) — Pope Francois has named Bishop Celestin Hazikimana as the new bishop for the Catholic diocese of Gikongoro in Southern Rwanda, the country’s press agency reported.

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26-Nov-2014 to 07:37

Sudan: Church leaders summoned for resisting authorities

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Three Sudanese church leaders in Khartoum were summoned to appear in front of the police facing accusations of resisting the authorities after rejecting a judicial order to demolish a building belonging to the church last week, a Church leader said here Tuesday.

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