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300 Luwero mosques participate in UMSC elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslims from 300 mosques in Luwero Muslim District have participated in elections organized by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council amidst protests from a rival faction. The elections across the mosques started at 2pm after jummah prayers. The Muslims elected Chairpersons and secretaries for mosques and councilors …

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Muslims petition Mufti over disputed Koboko mosque

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslims in Kiboko municipality allied to the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC, have appealed to the Mufti of Uganda, His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje to intervene in the protracted dispute over Kawthar mosque. The Muslims made the plea during a regional meeting for district Khadis, …

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UMSC issues roadmap for election of new Muslim leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC Independent Electoral Commission has issued the long-awaited roadmap for the election of new office bearers. The term of office for the current officials expired this year. Although the previous general assembly had left in place an Electoral Commission, the election …

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Muslim factions in Lango battle over property ownership

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim factions in Lango are embroiled in a fight over the ownership of Muslim properties. The dispute pits the Lango Muslim leadership under the Kadhi, Sheikh Ishaq Salim Nangoye and the leadership of Madina Faiza Mosque commonly known as Lira PS under Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf …

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Muslim leaders threaten to boycott Otafiire security meeting

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim leaders in the Luwero district are divided over a meeting that has been called this week to sensitize them on radicalism, extremism, and promote social-economic transformation. Organized by Hajji Musa Lukandwa in conjunction with the Greater Luwero Muslim Chairman Hajji Musa Kakande, the …

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Unregistered mosques won’t participate in UMSC elections: Luwero Kadhi

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only registered mosques and their faithfuls will be allowed to participate in the forthcoming nationwide Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC polls. According to the drafted roadmap by UMSC, mosque committee elections will take place on September 29th, county elections on October 6th, and district polls on October …

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UMSC heads for polls after approving new constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC will go to the polls after amending the constitution. On Wednesday, the UMSC general assembly, the council’s top decision organ, finalized scrutinizing and approving the amended constitution which is supposed to be followed while electing new Muslim local leaders right …

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UMSC general assembly sets term limits for office of the mufti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC General Assembly has set term limits for the office of the Mufti. The Assembly was held at the Gaddafi national mosque in Old Kampala on Wednesday. The Mufti is the highest-ranking position in the country’s Muslim leadership, and over the …

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LOP urges Muslim leadership to seek internal reconciliation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament-LOP Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba has advised the Muslim leaders to explore internal mechanisms of reconciliation instead of looking to the government as an arbiter to their disputes. According to Mpuuga, mending fences between the warring parties is the most …

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Sheikhs petition court challenging Mubaje’s stay in office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Sheikhs have sued the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje over what they called his illegal stay in office. Mufti Mubaje was sued before the Civil Division of the High Court alongside the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council and its Secretary General Shiekh Ramadhan …

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