Ummah

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2014
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By FPJ Bureau Nairobi : Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said on Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed on Thursday to formalise customa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 16th, 2013
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By Olugu Olugu Orji Let me make a confession right away: I am not a Muslim but that fact has never dimmed my longing for the Sallah that dates as far back as when I was a boy growing up in Funtua in what was then North Central State. If memory serves, my favourite was […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 27th, 2013
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Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Right Reverend Hassan Mattrew Kukah, has warned the political class to take proactive measures in addressing the lingering political crisis and insecurity bedeviling the country, as the country is falling apart. Speaking at Kizara Village after commiserating wit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 7th, 2013
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 “The world today is in the throes of complex crises. The ideals ​​of tolerance and coexistence and the right to differ are being grossly violated. At the same time, we are witnessing some of the worst manifestations of extremism and exclusion as well as the distortion of values and frames of r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 19th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court has upheld terrorism charges against dozens of Muslims over massive protests against government interference in the religious affairs of the sizable community. “This is very significant because, if the case is continued in such a way, it may double the punishmen...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 11th, 2012
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Eyaya G. I. Introduction I read the accusation by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) against Ethiopia in great astonishment. The Commission named by President Barack Obama accused Ethiopia’s government of abusing religious freedom on different scores. The accusation ident...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 5th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Council has presented their newly elected executive members.  Many Ethiopian Muslims demonstrated against the election process of the Islamic Council for the past 10 months. The Islamic Affairs Council presented 11 newly elected executive members in Addis A...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 1st, 2012
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gulelepost - A Conversation between Jenny Vaughan of AFP & Alemayehu Fenatw of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas   Jenny Vaughan: What does the government’s response to the Muslim protests tell you about religious tolerance among the ruling regime in Ethiopia? Alemayehu F...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 26th, 2012
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With hands clasped together as a symbol of unity, lines of Muslims gather under the beating sun outside Addis Ababa’s Anwar mosque after Friday prayers chanting “Amin, Amin,” or “thanks to God.” They gather — as they have all this year — to protest what they ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jun 29th, 2012
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Abdulrazaq Magaji For Nigerian Muslims, this year’s Ramadaan, the one-month fasting period by adherents of the Islamic faith worldwide, will follow a weather beaten path. As is the practice, the Amir al Mumineen (Commander of the Faithfuls) and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, ...