RELIGIONS | RELIGIONS

03-Oct-2014 to 13:55

Sierra Leone Muslims warned to avoid handshakes during Eid prayers

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Imams in Sierra Leone have cautioned Muslims against shaking hands during the Eid prayers scheduled for Saturday, as a way of avoiding contracting the Ebola virus disease.

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30-Sep-2014 to 10:58

Ten Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia - official

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Coordinator of the Nigerian National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko has said that 10 Nigerian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the 2014 Hajj.

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22-Sep-2014 to 10:33

Nigerian evangelist to visit families of S/African victims collapsed building

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The legendary Nigerian evangelist, Pastor TB Joshua has disclosed that he will be travelling to South Africa in the coming weeks to meet with families and survivors of the building, which collapsed at his church in Ikotu, a suburb of Lagos.

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20-Sep-2014 to 14:58

Mosque for gays opens in Cape Town

APA – Cape Town (South Africa) — A new mosque that welcomes gays and allows women to lead congregational prayers has opened in the South African city of Cape Town, APA can confirm Saturday.

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16-Sep-2014 to 19:48

Ghana: 450 pilgrims to Mecca Wednesday

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Four hundred and fifty Ghanaian pilgrims are expected to be airlifted to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform their annual hajj rituals.

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14-Sep-2014 to 22:04

S/Leone: Minority leader urges ban on religious gatherings

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The leader of the minority party in Sierra Leone's parliament has called for the banning of all large religious gathering until the end of the prevailing state of emergency.

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12-Sep-2014 to 19:44

Sudan: Religious leader claims failed assassination bid

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — A Sudanese religious leader close to the Shiites of Iran has claimed he had survived an assassination attempt in Khartoum on Friday.

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