RELIGIONS | RELIGIONS

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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10-Aug-2020 to 11:49

Uganda: Opposition leader's anger as church building demolished

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Veteran opposition leader Kizza Besigye has expressed anger over Sunday's demolition of a church building in the town of Ndeeba, in Lubanga district, central Uganda.

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03-Aug-2020 to 14:41

Senegal in mourning as Niassene brotherhood caliph dies

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal has been plunged into mourning after the General Caliph of the Medina Baye Niasse brotherhood in Kaolack (center), Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Niass died at theGrand-Yoff hospital in Dakar on Sunday.

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01-Aug-2020 to 12:53

Africa: Ed-ul Adha with a Covid-19 hangover

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Muslims around Africa have been marking Eid-ul-Adha with Covid-19-related restrictions hanging heavily over the occasion.

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