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Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

KAMPALA – Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.

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Fight against terrorism in Africa: a mission impossible for Ulemas?

Nouakchott (Mauritania) – “The role of Ulemas, in clarifying religious precepts is important, but almost impossible to fulfill, in states which marginalize religious scholars”, assures Cheikh ould Zeïne ould Limam, member of the High Council of Islam and Secretary General of the Forum for Islamic Thought and intercultural dialogue in Mauritania, in an interview with the Mauritanian weekly newspaper, Le Calame, media partner of Afronline.

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Sudan: Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi dies

Mar6

Khartoum – The leader of Sudan’s Popular Congress Party (PCP) Hassan al-Turabi has died of a heart attack on Saturday in Khartoum at the age of 84. In this interview released to presenter Ziauddin Sardar for the series ‘Islamic Conversations’ produced by Mahmood Jamal, al-Turabi explained in 2012 his concept of The Islamic State.

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At 78, busy schedule shows Pope Francis is as fit as a fiddle

At 78-years Pope Francis has since ascension to the pinnacle of the Catholic Church kept a busy schedule that has shown a rare level of fitness in old age. The secret to coping with such intense itinerary, according to the Vatican officials quoted in the Huffington Post, is a strict routine of sleeping, naps, prayer and meditation.

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Ebola and ISIS: A learning exchange between U.N. and faith-based organisations

New York – The simultaneity presented by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on one hand and militant barbarism ostensibly in the name of Islam on the other present the international development community – particularly the United Nations and international NGOs – with challenges, as well as opportunities.

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The humanism of Ali Mazrui: His journey to the vision of openness

Mazrui’s humanism was based on the dignity of all human beings regardless of race, religion, region or gender. It was a humanism linked to the quest for reparative justice, peace, self-determination, the rights of women, secularism and prosperity for all.

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