RELIGIONS | RELIGIONS

21-May-2019 to 23:20

Gambia defers hosting flagship OIC summit

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — After weeks of utter reticence, The Gambia government has finally confirmed that it was deferring its hosting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit from later this year to 2022.

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21-May-2019 to 12:24

Nun found slain in CAR

APA-Bangui (Central African Republic) — A nun from the community of the daughters of Jesus of Massac was slain in Nola, a town west of the Central African Republic, APA learned on Tuesday from a secure source.

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21-May-2019 to 11:19

Congolese priest murdered in Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A Congolese Catholic priest was murdered on Sunday night in Mozambique's central port Beira city, the police said on Tuesday.

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10-May-2019 to 15:05

Mozambique: Preps on course for Pope Francis visit

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique has begun preparations for the expected visit by Pope Francis in September this year, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister José Pacheco announced on Friday.

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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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