Africa Celebrates Eid

Muslims in Mombasa say prayers for Eid.

  • Nigeria:   Eid-El-Fitr

    Daily Trust, 21 September 2009

    Sequel to the sighting of the moon of the month of Shawwal, Muslims in Nigeria joined the faithful all over the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr yesterday, to mark the end of the… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Emir of Kano Condems Sects Preaching Violence

    Leadership, 21 September 2009

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, has condemned the proliferation of sects and Islamic organisations, such as Boko Haram and Darul Islam. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Sultan Calls for End to Strike

    This Day, 21 September 2009

    Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar 111, has appealed to the Federal Government and striking lecturers of Nigerian universities to sheath their swords and reconcile… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Muslims Boycott Eid Prayers in Yobe

    Daily Trust, 21 September 2009

    Thousands of Muslims in many parts of Yobe State yesterday boycotted Eid prayers which marked the end of the fasting period, insisting that they must see the new moon themselves… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Eid El-Fitr - Nigerians Call for Prayers, Tolerance, Unity

    Leadership, 21 September 2009

    Nigerians were united yesterday in applauding the steadfastness of Muslims in successfully completing the Ramadan fasting and prayed that the spirit of the Eid el- Fitr festival… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Eid-El-Fitri - Mimiko Admonishes Muslims

    Vanguard, 21 September 2009

    GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State weekend rejoiced with Moslems in Nigeria and all over the world on the occasion of this year's Eid-el-Fitri celebrations, urging them not to… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Ramadan - Yar 'Adua Urges Fear of Allah

    Independent (Lagos), 21 September 2009

    The fear of God by leaders is the prerequisite for Nigeria to surmount its challenges, President Umaru Yar 'Adua declared on Sunday in commemoration of Eid-el-Fitri. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   At Sallah, Yar'Adua Preaches Fear of God

    Vanguard, 20 September 2009

    PRESIDENT Umaru Yar'Adua yesterday declared that Nigeria could only overcome its numerous challenges including the hydra-headed problem of corruption if those in positions of… Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Muslims Celebrate Eid El-Fitr

    New Times, 20 September 2009

    Thousands of Muslims yesterday thronged the Islamic Cultural Centre in Nyamirambo to celebrate Eid El-Fitr which also marked the end of the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan. Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Kagame Lauds Muslims' Contribution to National Development

    New Times, 20 September 2009

    President Paul Kagame yesterday conveyed his best wishes to the Muslim community in Rwanda on the occasion of Eid El Fitr that concludes the one-month Ramadhan fasting period. Read more »

  • South Africa:   'There is Nothing to Enjoy About Eid'

    Argus, 18 September 2009

    With the Muslim community preparing to celebrate Eid after a month of fasting, Muslim refugees living on a city safety site say they don't have much to look forward to. Read more »

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