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Museveni meets Muslim leaders over reconciliation efforts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni met with a group of Muslim leaders at State House Entebbe to report to him about their success in the reconciliation efforts that started over five years ago. Among them were leaders from Old Kampala, Nakasero and former leaders from Kibuli. The …

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Kibuli Muslim faction to unveil parallel constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Shaban Galabuzi has slammed the ongoing Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC constitutional review process. Sheikh Galabuzi, who heads the Kibuli based Muslim faction has asked his followers to ignore the calls from the UMSC leadership at Old Kampala to participate in …

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Masaka Muslims want women in key management positions

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the Muslim community in Masaka district is mooting for the inclusion of the female gender in the key management and leadership positions. The faithful argue that it is high time they made deliberate arrangements to bring onboard women to also take part …

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Kagadi Muslims want term limits introduced for Mufti of Uganda

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslims in Kagadi district want the Mufti of Uganda, the highest-ranking cleric in the Muslim leadership in the country to serve for two five year terms, saying this will help reduce power struggles. This is one of the proposals that came up during the ongoing …

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UMSC issues roadmap for constitution review consultations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council has released a roadmap for consultations on the constitution review. The roadmap for Muslim districts in Uganda was released on Friday at the Uganda Media Center by the Constitution Review Commission. Radhiyya Namakula, the commission’s publicity secretary said that the …

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UMSC: Recall self-study materials over errors in Islam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to recall self-study materials over errors made in the Islamic Religious Education (IRE) and Arabic Content content. Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu, the Secretary for Education at UMSC says that the council has …

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Amin inspired Muslim unity drive: Mufti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada inspired the Muslim unity drive, the Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has revealed. “In 1991 then as Kadhi Bugisu Muslim District and in the company of the late Haj Asuman Mbubi, the former Deputy Chairman …

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UMSC condemns harassment of Muslim students over veils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by a police officer to compel a female student at Kyambogo University to remove her veil before accessing the examination room has drawn the attention of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC. On Tuesday, a photo of a police officer compelling a female Muslim …

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UMSC faults MPs for ignoring Muslims views on Succession bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Second Deputy Mufti of Uganda, Ali Waiswa, has faulted Parliament’s Legal committee for dropping proposals of Muslims in their final reports to the house. Waiswa and the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council officials were appearing before the committee on Tuesday to give their views on …

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