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South Sudan Rebel Leader Appointed Vice President

By AFP: South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday appointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, after the two men finally agreed to form a long-delayed unity government-a crucial step towards ending six years of war. A presidential decree included “the appointment of the vice presidents and the dissolution …

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Use AU Leadership to End Xenophobia- Ramaphosa Told

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has told South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to use his new leadership of the African Union (AU) to promote human rights and justice for violations across the continent. “Ramaphosa’s leadership of the AU will be more meaningful if he uses the opportunity to focus the …

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Muslim Scholar Dies in South Africa

Mr Yousuf Deedat, a South African Muslim scholar and activist has passed away at St Anne’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa on Friday afternoon, his family has confirmed. According to a statement issued by his son Raees Deedat , Mr Deedat , a son of renowned Muslim Scholar late …

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Muslims Suspend Imaam Who Wedded Fellow Man

Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District in Uganda , has been suspended from his clerical work after unknowingly wedding a fellow man in Islamic culture (Nikah). The regional Kadhi, Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, said Sheikh Mutumba, 27, was under investigation over the “unfortunate” …

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Ethiopian Muslims Protest after Mosques Burned

Several thousand Muslims across Ethiopia have protested against the burning of four mosques in the Amhara region. The attacks last Friday in Motta town, more than 350 kilometres (217 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa, also targeted Muslim-owned businesses. Muslims have called for the perpetrators to be brought to …

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US Secretary of State backs Ozil’s stance on China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his condemnation of China over its “gross human rights violations”, tweeting support for Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil who last week criticised Beijing for its treatment of its Muslim-Uighur minority. Ozil, a German national of Turkish descent, in social media posts called Uighurs “warriors …

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