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    13-Aug-2018 to 19:27

    Uganda flags off first batch of Mecca-bound pilgrims

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje Monday flagged off 500 pilgrims to the Muslim holy land in Saudi Arabia to fulfill the fifth pillar of Islam.

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    07-Aug-2018 to 14:35

    Hajj 2018: First Burkinabe pilgrims took off for Mecca

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — The first Mecca-bound Burkinabe pilgrims for 2018 left Bobo-Dioulasso early Tuesday, according to a statement from the ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization seen by APA.

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    06-Aug-2018 to 11:33

    Over 5,000 Ghanaian pilgrims to attend hajj in Mecca

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — More than 5000 pilgrims are expected to be transported from Ghana to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual hajj rituals in Mecca, APA has learnt here on Monday.

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    27-Jul-2018 to 17:13

    Hajj 2018: First Ivorian pilgrims jet off to Saudi Arabia

    APA-Abidjan (C/Ivoire) — Some 500 Muslim pilgrims and their supervisors left, Abidjan on Thursday night for Saudi Arabia, where they will perform the fifth pillar of Islam.

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    27-Jul-2018 to 16:03

    First batch of Moroccan pilgrims off to Mecca

    APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The first batch of Moroccan Muslim pilgrims has left for the holy land of Islam to perform this year’s hajj rituals.

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    22-Jul-2018 to 15:29

    First batch of Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Some officials of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the first batch of 445 pilgrims out of the 19,000 seats allocated to Nigeria have arrived in Saudi Arabia.

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    05-Jul-2018 to 14:20

    Zimbabwean clergyman deported from the Philippines

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — A Zimbabwean clergyman has been deported from the Philippines for allegedly violating the Asian country’s immigration laws and engaging in "leftist-organized activities”, according to media reports monitored here on Thursday.

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