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June 25, 2017 6:48 PM Rawlings, Nana Konadu greet Muslims

Accra, June 25, GNA- Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings have congratulated the Muslim community on the occasion of the feast of breaking of the fast– Eid ul Fitr. In a statement issued in Accra on Sunday, the couple commended Muslims for committing to a month-long fast in supplication to Allah. “The prayer 2

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM Albanians vote in election seen as test for democracy

The ruling Socialists seek an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament to implement reforms. Albanians are voting in a key parliamentary election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to back efforts to secure European Union membership. Sunday's race pits socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against Lulzim 2

June 25, 2017 1:57 PM Eid al-Fitr: Continue praying for Ghana – Rawlingses

Muslims across the country have been urged not to relent in their prayers for Ghana, even after Ramadan. Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, who congratulated Muslims for a successful month of fasting and prayer, said in a statement on Sunday, June 25: “We pray that as you break the fast you continue to seek Allah’s 2

June 25, 2017 11:04 AM ‘Secrecy’ in Gitmo 2 transfer was necessary – Franklin Cudjoe

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, who was briefed ahead of Ghana’s decision to host two former Guantanamo Bay detainees from the US, has said he felt the processes leading up to the move were necessary, despite their hosting being declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement. According to him, the deal was rushed and kept under 2

June 25, 2017 8:48 AM Rawlings, Konadu greet Muslims

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings have congratulated the Muslim community on the occasion of the feast of breaking of the fast, Eid ul-Fitr. In a statement issued in Accra on Sunday, the couple commended Muslims for committing to a month-long fast in supplication to Allah. “The prayer, sacrifice and purification 1

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

The end of Ramadan is marked by the key religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in which Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast". But for such a major global event, working out when it will happen is surprisingly complicated - as Ahmen Khawaja and Amir Rawash explain. As the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches 2

June 24, 2017 10:07 AM Mbeki hails Ketumile Masire as honest, humble leader with integrity

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has paid tribute to Botswana's Ketumile Masire. The former president of Botswana died on Thursday night at the age of 91. In a statement sent through his foundation, Mbeki says Masire will be remembered as an outstanding African leader and patriot. He says former statesman played a critical role in the struggle 3

June 24, 2017 2:02 AM Will Moon’s South Korean charm offensive spread North?

Fawning media coverage has made the South Korean leader more popular than ever, but critics fear there is a dark side to Moon Jae-in – his snuggling up to North Korea South Korea’s new president has the sort of fanbase one usually associates with K-pop idols, film stars and athletes. After the largest demonstrations in Korean history led to the removal 7

June 23, 2017 9:35 PM As Ramadan Draws To An End, Mosques Worry About Security

Rising hate crimes mean cameras and armed guards at what should be a time of joyous celebration. The last few days of the holy month of Ramadan are supposed to be a joyous time of the year for American Muslims. Spiritually, it’s believed to be a time when God blesses and forgives. The holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, is observed with prayers 12

June 23, 2017 5:16 PM As Ramadan ends, Central Florida Muslims pray for world peace, interfaith understanding

The women’s section at The Islamic Center of Orlando overflowed with worshipers in brightly colored abayas observing the Night of Power, when prayers and good deeds are believed to be multiplied and sins forgiven. Across the street Wednesday at the Muslim Academy of Greater Orlando, 100 interfaith guests learned about Ramadan, the monthlong period of fasting 3