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Nigeria: ... Trust Fund Challenges Ayokunle's Right to Appoint Coordinator

[Vanguard] THE Christian Association of Nigeria Trust Fund has expressed dismay at reports that a new coordinator has been appointed for the CAN Trust Fund, saying such act only confirms fears of manipulations and intrigues set in motion by the CAN president to destabilize, frustrate, destroy and eventually illegally dismantle the current structure of the CAN Trust Fund and put in place one that would be pliable to him. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: CAN Crisis - NCEF Says Investigation Was a Sham

[Vanguard] "For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth," II Corinthians 13: 8 (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Nyagatare Church Collapse Leaves Two Dead, Over 20 Injured

[New Times] Two worshippers died when a Pentecostal church in Bushoga, Nyagatare District collapsed Wednesday, injuring 23 others. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Two Suspects Sought for Century City Church Robbery

[SAPS] If you recognise the two suspects depicted in the attached images captured with surveillance cameras during a robbery, kindly contact Detective Constable Masande Majikijela on 079 894 1638. Alternatively Crime Stop can be contacted on 08600 10111. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Police Need Help Locating Two Pictured At Robbed Hillsong Church

[News24Wire] Cape Town police are asking for assistance to identify two people they believe can help them solve the robbery of the Hillsong Church in Century City last month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Church Never Liked My Bride, Groom Says on Aborted Wedding

[Nairobi News] Apostle Jesse Karanja refused to officiate the wedding because the couple had failed to adhere to the church's standards, including taking medical tests. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Districts Urged to Tighten Oversight of Worship Centres

[New Times] The collapse of a church in Nyagatare district has triggered fresh calls for local government officials to tighten their oversight of churches, especially the standards of the worship centres. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Senators Praise Clerics for Role in Polls

[New Times] Senators Tuesday appreciated the role of clerics in preparation of September parliamentary polls, saying they contributed to the success of elections. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Islamic Economy's Conference Begins At Friendship Hall

[SNA] Khartoum -The Fourth International Scientific Conference, organized by the University of the Holy Quran and the Authentication of Science entitled "The Role of the Islamic Economy in the Building the Economies of the State", started Sunday at the Friendship Hall, in the presence of a number of university vice-chancellors, economists and scientists from inside and outside the Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ambariya Muslim Group Gives to Floods Victims in Tamale

[Ghanaian Times] Tamale -The Ambariya Muslim group in Tamale has donated large quantity of foodstuffs and assorted items to floods victims in the region. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Archbishop John Njenga - Legacy of an Icon of Faith

[Nation] During the funeral service of Billy Graham, the American televangelist, his son Nelson described him with these words: "My father was F.A.T.; he was faithful, available and teachable." (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Divali Symbolises the Festival of Unity, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Divali, the festival of light brings among the different communities the values of unity, sharing, solidarity and happiness. It is an occasion for families to come together to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with hope. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Pastor Speaks Out on Why He Refused to Wed Nakuru Couple - Video

[Nairobi News] Apostle Jesse Karanja of Mizpah House of Prayer has defended his refusal to officiate a wedding between two members of his church. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: President Kenyatta Mourns Retired Archbishop John Njega

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolences to the family and the Catholic faithful following the death of retired Archbishop John Njega. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimpraise Festival Attracts Thousands

[The Herald] Gospel lovers had a rare treat last Saturday when interdenominational choral group, Zimpraise, hosted a successful International Gospel and Music Summer Festival in the Harare Gardens. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara: 13rd Interfaith Dialogue for Peace Concludes Its Work

[SPS] Boujdour (Refugee Camps) -The 13th Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, held under the theme "Family in the Divine Books", on Monday evening concluded its work in the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawi refugee camps with the presence of members of the National Secretariat, the Saharwi Government, the National Council, as well as foreign delegations from Algeria, America, France and Portugal (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Centre Writes U.S., Insists Shiites Are Harmful Protesters

[Guardian] Abuja -A group, the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), has written the United States of America over alleged nefarious activities of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi'ites. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Muric Urges NLC to Consider Effect of Move On Poor People

[Guardian] MUSLIM Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged organised labour to consider the effects of the planned strike on the poor, before embarking on it.Its director and founder, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, who made the appeal in a statement, cautioned against a strike action whose major victims will be the poor people. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Composer of Gulu Church Hymns Dies

[Monitor] Gulu -The Catholic Church is mourning the passing on of Mzee Peter Oryema, 86, the composer of several hymns and choir director at Gulu Archdiocese. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Archbishop Emeritus of Mombasa Dies

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Archbishop Emeritus of Mombasa, the Most Rev John Njenga, has passed on at the age of 90. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Shiites and Their Reputation

[Guardian] The founder of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El Zakzaky has been in and out of trouble since he fell in love with the 1979 Iranian revolution. At this time, he was an Economics student at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and was propagating Shia Islam on campus. The University authorities did not consider his revolutionary preaching as something to be toyed with. Even though he got a first class honours degree in Economics, the University denied him the degree. He seemed to be a fa (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Kampala's All Saints Cathedral to Hold Mass Wedding

[Monitor] Kampala -Thirteen couples have registered for the corporate wedding organised by the All Saints' Cathedral in Kampala this month. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Look to the East - Haile Selassie and the Rastafari Movement

[This is Africa] Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi explores the links between Emperor Haile Selassie and Rastafarians and considers why he remains a source of inspiration for Rastas all over the world. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam RC Paul Makonda in Church Weeping Drama Over Backfiring Gay Crackdown Plot

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, seems to be customising the habit of weeping in the church whenever he appears to be under pressure of some sorts. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Fight Corruption, Magufuli Tells Catholic Church

[Daily News] AS the Catholic Church in Tanzania celebrated the 150th jubilee yesterday, President John Magufuli challenged her to preach against corruption among her faithful. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Museveni Gives All Saints Shs500 Million

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has promised to "sort out" mistreatment of the clergy by his bodyguards during public functions. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Bishop Mutendi Praises First Lady's Works

[The Herald] Masvingo -Zion Christian Church (ZCC) leader Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi yesterday described First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa as the "Mother Teresa" of Africa because of her philanthropy. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Retired Catholic Archbishop Emeritus John Njenga Dies

[Nation] Retired Catholic Archbishop Emeritus John Njenga is dead. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Politicians Using Religion to Divide Nigerians, Says Cleric

[Vanguard] The Senior Pastor, Father's Touch Ministry Church, Nyanya, Abuja, Pastor Evans Idoko, has accused some politicians of using religion and ethnicity to divide Nigerians ahead of the 2019 election. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Magaya Apologises for Aids Claim, Says Was Overwhelmed by 'Excitement'

[New Zimbabwe] UNDER-FIRE preacher Walter Magaya has issued an apology for "rushed" claims he had discovered a cure for HIV/Aids, telling a joint media briefing with the Health Ministry Thursday that he made the announcement out of "excitement". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Prophet Magaya to Appear in Court

[263Chat] Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder and leader, Prophet Walter Magaya is currently at Harare Magistrates Court with unconfirmed reports indicating that he will be answering to charges of selling medicine without a license. (AllAfrica)

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