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Nigeria: Police Arrest 54 for Alleged Plot to Disrupt Kano Sallah Durbar

The police say the suspects wanted to disrupt the Eid celebrations at the palace of the Emir of Kano The police say they arrested 54 suspected political thugs on Wednesday during the Eid celebration in Kano. The police spokesperson in the state, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said in a statement that the suspects planned to disrupt a […]

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Gabon: In Gabon, Muslims Invite Christians Into Mosques to Pray for Peace

Yaounde, Cameroon — In Gabon, Christians joined Muslims this week to pray for peace as the country holds a month-long “national dialogue” intended to pave the way for military leaders to transfer power to a civilian government. Clerics say that among the approximately 700 civilians who attended this year’s Eid al-Fitr prayers Wednesday at the […]

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Nigeria: Eid-Il-Fitr – Show Empathy, Uplift the Needy – Rep Laguda Urges Nigerians

Chairman, House Committee on Polytechnic and Technical Education, Fuad Laguda representing Surulere Constituency 1 has urged Nigerians to carry forward the lessons of Ramadan by being compassionate and showing utmost empathy for others in their daily lives. Fuad Laguda who made this known in a special Eid Mubarak message, via his X handle, admonished Muslims […]

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Nigeria: Eid-El-Fitr – Dafinone Prays for Peace, Harmony

The Senator representing the esteemed people of Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ede Dafinone, extends his warmest greetings and felicitations to the Muslim community on the joyous occasion of Eid-el-Fitri. As Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection, Senator Dafinone joins in celebrating the spirit of […]

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Tanzania: Muslims Celebrate Eid – Al Fitr Today

TANZANIAN Muslims today join their colleagues across the world to celebrate Eid -Al-Fitr. Mufti of Tanzania, Sheikh Abubakar Zubeir announced the sighting of the moon yesterday from Kenya in Lamu and Mombasa areas as well as Zanzibar in Pemba. According to the Mufti, Eid -Al-Fitr celebration prayers will be held at the national level at […]

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Nigeria: Naca Sends Sallah Greetings to Muslims Nationwide

As Muslims worldwide rejoice in the festivities of Eid el-Fitr, which signifies the conclusion of the sacred month of Ramadan, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS,NACA,has sent warm greetings and blessings to all Muslim faithful in Nigeria. Dr Temitope Ilori, the Director General of NACA, in the message, emphasized the significance of the […]

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Nigeria: Exiled Bauchi Cleric Returns Home After Ribadu’s Intervention, Signs Peace Pact With Governor

The police have suspended their wanted person declaration and the government dropped charges against the cleric Popular Bauchi-based Islamic cleric, Idris Abdulaziz, who fled into exile amid a protracted political feud with Governor Bala Muhammad, has returned home after the intervention of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Abdulaziz […]

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Kenya: Muslims Converge in Mosques for Eid-UL-Fitr, Marking Ramadhan End

Nairobi — Muslim faithful across the country gathered in mosques on Wednesday to mark one of the most acclaimed festivities in the Muslim calendar, the Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslim faithful in several towns including the capital Nairobi gathered in mosques for the Eid prayers symbolically marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan, according to the […]

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Nigeria: Eid-El-Fitr – Nigerian Govt Approves Additional Public Holiday

The federal government had on Sunday, April 7, declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration. The federal government has approved Thursday, April 11, as additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. The information is in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Aishetu Ndayako, […]

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Somalia: A Ramadan Staple Supports Mandeq and Her Family

As the holy month of Ramadan approached, Mandeq faced the daunting challenge of providing food for her family with very limited resources. Determined not to succumb to despair, she turned to a skill passed down through generations – making samosa, a beloved traditional delicacy savoured during Ramadan. The camps in Garowe, in the state of […]

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Nigerian Army Troops Kill Five Violent Extremists, Foil Kidnapping of Church Members

The troops also recovered a cache of arms from the extremists. The troops of the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have killed five persons it described as violent extremists, foiled a kidnapping attempt and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Taraba State. This was disclosed in an unsigned statement posted on the […]

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Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy Hosts Interfaith Iftar to Promote Peace and Unity

Religious leaders from the wide range of Ethiopian faith groups play a crucial role in promoting peace, unity, and harmony. On March 26, U.S. Ambassador Ervin Massinga hosted an interfaith iftar dinner at his residence to bring together faith leaders from Ethiopia’s different religious groups to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In his […]

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Kenya: President Ruto Delivers Message of Hope for Easter Weekend

Nairobi — President William has shared a message of hope as Kenyans join Christians worldwide in celebrating the Easter weekend. In a post on his social media account, the Head of State emphasized the significance of Easter, marking the sacrifices made by Jesus for humanity’s redemption. He urged Kenyans to embrace hard work, commitment, and […]

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Sudan – El Gezira Resistance Committees Accuse RSF of Killing 43 ‘During First Five Days of Ramadan’

El Hasahisa / Wad Madani / Rufaa — The El Hasahisa resistance committee yesterday accused the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of launching attacks on 28 villages in El Gezira during the first five days of Ramadan, resulting in the deaths of at least 43 people and forcing numerous families to flee their homes. Residents […]

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Zimbabwe Bans Unsanctioned Easter Church Gatherings As More Cholera Cases Are Recorded

GOVERNMENT has banned all church leaders from holding public gatherings during the Easter holidays at venues without running water in the wake of a spike in cholera cases, some of which have resulted in fatalities. Authorities said they were concerned that some denominations, particularly Apostolic sects, continue to gather in places without safe water or […]

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Uganda: NCBA Bank Joins Indian Community in Holi Festival Celebrations

Kampala, Uganda — Ugandan Indians, alongside members of the wider community, converged over the weekend for an evening of jubilant festivities, commemorating the onset of spring and the symbolic victory of good over evil. The festivities commenced with an enchanting presentation by Miss India Uganda, setting the stage for a night of cultural immersion and […]

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Zimbabwe: SA Braces for Increased Easter Traffic

SOUTH Africa expects to see one million travellers going in and out of the country through its ports of entry over the Easter Holidays and has deployed 400 additional staff to its major border posts, including Beitbridge. A total of seven million travellers use Beitbridge border post yearly, while 1 200 commercial trucks, 200 buses […]

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Kenya: Gachagua Banking On Churches to Win Fight With Liquor Tycoons

Nairobi — Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua has said the government will work with church leaders in the ongoing fight against illicit brews. Speaking on Thursday during the burial of Joseph Mwangi, father to Benjamin Gathiru, Embakasi Central MP, he announced plans to convene a meeting with church leaders to onboard in the fight. “Church leaders […]