Religion

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

KALAHAN DENG At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed ...

Jakarta vote: Indonesia hardliners call for Muslim governor

KALAHAN DENG Tens of thousands of Indonesians have gathered in Jakarta to urge people to vote for a Muslim candidate to be the capital city’s next governor. The incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, is an ethnic Chinese Christian currently on trial after being accused of insulting Islam. Despite the court case, Mr Purnama is still expected to win ...

The village aiming to create a white utopia

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A village in Hungary has banned the wearing of Muslim dress and the call to prayer. By leading what it calls “the war against Muslim culture”, it hopes to attract other Christian Europeans who object to multiculturalism in their own countries. “We primarily welcome people from western Europe – people who wouldn’t like to live in ...

Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

KALAHAN DENG Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and weapons. But a Kenyan military spokesman said the dawn attack was repelled, the base was not overrun and scores of insurgents were killed in the fighting. ...

AS BLACK OR WHITE PEOPLE,WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING?

KALAHAN DENG You do not know a person by his/her name only, but by the life he/she influenced others either by good examples or by a cunning way. But Martin Luther King was known as the most influential,eloquent,and brightest speaker in American and global society.As a result, those who hated justice could not stand or defeated him, except by killing ...

A Buddhist Monk is critically ill after setting himself on fire

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A Buddhist monk is critically ill after setting himself on fire in protest at a 2015 deal between South Korea and Japan over wartime sex slaves. The 64-year-old man suffered third-degree burns and remains unconscious in hospital, officials say. He set himself alight during a protest against President Park Geun-hye and left a note accusing her ...

LOSERS ARE ON THE RUN.Boko Haram ousted from last remaining stronghold in the Sambisa forest, says Nigerian president

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Nigerian army has defeated Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest, one of the jihadists’ last remaining strongholds, President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday. A campaign lasting for months in the 1,300 square-kilometre forest in northeastern Borno state led to the “final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest” on Friday, Buhari ...

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation calls on Jammeh to step down

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – a grouping of 57 Muslim nations – has called on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to respect the result of the election, which he lost, and step down from power. Mr Jammeh is a devout Muslim who is often pictured carrying a copy of the Koran and has called for ...

‘This isn’t Paris. It’s only men here’ – Inside the French Muslim no-go zones where women aren’t welcome

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Aquiet Paris bar where men play cards and bet on horses has become the unlikely focus of a national row over alleged no-go zones for women in predominantly Muslim areas. The bar in the impoverished north-eastern suburb of Sevran is accused of being one of many in France where women are effectively banned. The neighbourhood, near ...

Experienced nurse fired from job after offering to pray for patients waiting for surgery

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Anurse with 15 years’ experience who offered to pray for patients waiting for surgery has been sacked from her job for gross misconduct. Sister Sarah Kuteh was accused of holding “unwanted discussions” which allegedly upset patients and ignoring conduct guidelines on discussing personal beliefs. She is now suing Darent Valley hospital in Dartford, Kent for unfair ...

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