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Ramadan pushes Africa Cup of Nations back by one week

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June and July has been pushed back by a week to cater for the holy month of Ramadan, the tournament’s chief told AFP on Sunday. The four-week long event will now run from June 21-July 19 instead of June 15-July 13, …

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Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 57

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month. Officials in Quetta said the …

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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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Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms Thursday to four men for eating in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk fasting month of Ramadan, a spokesman said. The four had been “eating and smoking in a public garden, a provocative act during Ramadan”, which …

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Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final. He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began …

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Ramadan to start Saturday in Saudi, UAE and Uganda

  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan is due to begin Saturday in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, religious authorities in both countries announced. Ugandan religious leaders at the Muslim Supreme Council also announced fasting would start on Saturday. The announcements came …

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Egyptians brace for austere Ramadan after reforms

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Ramadan is a time for daytime fasting and lavish evening feasts, but Egyptians are scaling back preparations for the Muslim holy month this year after austerity measures fuelled decades-high inflation. At a Cairo supermarket, Rana, a web designer and mother of two, said she was …

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Ramadan-time Euro 2016 fever sweeps Arab world

Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP | From Dubai to Tunis, Euro 2016 football fever is sweeping the Arab world, filling cafes and restaurants and overshadowing the nightly television soap operas that normally dominate Ramadan viewing. Every year, during the Muslim fasting month, television audiences soar as families gather in front …

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Ramadan fasting is good

By Angella Abushedde For more reasons than you possibly know For Muslims around the world who are at the start of their Holy month of Ramadan; it marks a period of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice. The word `Ramadan’ comes from the Arabic word for “parched thirst” and “sun-baked …

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