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Gov’t rejects demands to lift curfew

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the curfew time will be maintained despite calls by Members of Parliament to have it lifted. Rugunda was on Tuesday speaking during the plenary after Members of Parliament called for the curfew to be lifted to enable Muslims …

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Eid al-Fitr: Museveni congratulates Muslims

Museveni to Muslims, God is everywhere; pray from home Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has told Muslims in Uganda to pray from their homes as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr this Sunday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. Museveni said that while it will …

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Egypt reopens slowly to revive pandemic-hit economy

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s economy had just started to recover after years of political turmoil and militant attacks when the coronavirus crisis hit, impacting especially its vital tourism sector. Now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government has loosened a strict curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an …

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Tunisia medics spending Ramadan in isolation

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Amira Jamoussi, a doctor on the front line fighting the novel coronavirus in a hospital in Tunisia, is spending the Muslim holy month of Ramadan away from her family. “It’s been five weeks since I’ve held my children in my arms,” Jamoussi said, before putting on …

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