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World Cup 2018: Egypt defeat Ghana and DR Congo win in Guinea

World Cup 2018: Egypt defeat Ghana and DR Congo win in Guinea Egypt defeated Ghana 2-0 in Alexandria on Sunday to go top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group as the Democratic Republic of Congo came from behind to win 2-1 in Guinea and move top of Group A. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Abdallah Saied gave the Pharaohs ... Read More »

Cricket: S. Africa thrash Australia to win Test series

HOBART, Australia, Nov 15, 2016 (BSS/AFP) – South Africa thrashed Australia by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart Tuesday to take their third consecutive Test series Down Under. The Proteas demolished the hapless hosts for 161 in 60.1 overs, taking the last eight wickets for 32 to win the Test before lunch on the fourth day. Kyle Abbott led ... Read More »

The Political Economy of Demonetising High Value Notes

The government’s high profile war on black money has generated mixed responses. However, both supporters and opponents of the 2016 demonetisation agree that the move has caused immense hardship to people, especially those outside the banking system and without alternative means to access goods and services in a largely cash economy. Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses ... Read More »

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Hadith of The Day It was narrated from Hamzah bin ‘Amr Al- Aslami [ra] that he said: “O Messenger of Allah (pbuh), I find that i have the strength to fast when travelling; is there any sin on me for that?” The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “It is a concession from Allah, so whoever avails himself of it has ... Read More »

Cement-makers may end coal import from South Africa

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KARACHI: Local cement exporters are considering ending procurement of coal from South Africa and exploring options to import it from a Muslim country. In view of an ongoing investigation initiated by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) on alleged dumping of Portland Cement from Pakistan on the application received from four leading South African cement makers, the local industry is ... Read More »

Is SA immune to Muslim extremism?

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Two aspects about Boko Haram must make us wary of creating fertile ground for them or others like them, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. Pretoria – Could South Africa have its own Boko Haram? The question has been troubling me for a while. It is not just because the Sunday Independent reported that the Islamic State has been recruiting South Africans for ... Read More »

South Africa: Seven Reasons Why Sunday Tribune’s South Africa-Islamic State Link Is Irresponsible Journalism

On Sunday, Independent Newspapers’ Sunday Tribune published a piece titled “Islamic State’s SA link”. The article claims the Islamic State group, operating in Syria and Iraq, is active in South Africa and that three South African citizens had died in Syria. (You can read aPDF version of the story here.) South African law prohibits citizens from partaking in foreign combat ... Read More »

Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

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The “Open Mosque” will accept people from all religions and sexual orientations A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will also be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey’s “Open Mosque” in Cape Town. “We are opening the mosque for open-minded ... Read More »

EU countries oppose Muslim views on Durban II

European Union countries Tuesday stepped up their opposition to Muslim attempts to shield Islam from criticism and attack Israel through a UN conference on racism. EU members were unusually outspoken in appearances before the UN Human Rights Council, saying they were worried about preparations for a global racism conference to be held next month because attention was being diverted from ... Read More »

Angola denies it has banned Islam

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Angola denies it has banned Islam Government statement says there is “no war” against religion following allegations authorities had destroyed mosques. Angola’s oil boom has attracted large west and north African Muslim expatriates [EPA] Angola’s government has denied it had banned Islam and closed mosques in the country, after media speculation that sparked outrage among Muslims worldwide.”There is no war ... Read More »