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Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid …

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Uganda seeks more laboratories for viral load tests

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen laboratories have so far been internationally accredited to offer viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) testing for HIV. Viral load which is a test that determines the amount of the virus in the blood of an HIV positive person is one of …

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Calls for Islamic Banking dominates Eid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The call to operationalize Islamic Banking dominated Eid al Fitr prayers at Kibuli Mosque on Tuesday. Islamic banking is a system based on the Islamic economic guidelines in as far as the Sharia law is concerned. Under this system, the banks make profits through …

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In inflation-hit Egypt, Eid sacrifices are a luxury

Menufia, Egypt | AFP | The cattle traders in the Ashmun market, north of the capital Cairo, jostled to lure customers into buying a buffalo or a sheep for Eid al-Adha, the annual Muslim holiday when custom requires a sacrifice. But this year, with inflation in Egypt hitting record highs, customers …

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Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police said. “We have eight victims — four children and four police,” a police spokesman told AFP following the explosion …

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Saudi Arabia, Uganda to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  The Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf states, the religious authorities announced. Uganda in East Africa also announced the moon had been sighted. Sheikh Yahaya Kakungulu , …

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