Bahrain defends decision to host US-led economic conference on Israeli-Palestinian crisis

Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the “brotherly Palestinian people,” AP reports. The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference planned for next month, saying any peace push that ignores the Palestinian people’s[…]

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Interference delaying ANCYL conference: members

ANC officials who are said to be jostling for a position in the party’s top six in 2017 have been accused of trying to impose their preferred candidate for president of the ANC Youth League, to advance their ambitions. This is the reason given by ANCYL members for the delay[…]

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ASRI conference gives voice to diverse views

Civil society representatives, government officials and business leaders were out in their numbers in Johannesburg this past weekend, as the Auwal Socio-economic Research Institute (ASRI) held the country’s first Muslim Civil Society conference. The event brought together South Africans from all sectors of society, with the aim of discourse on[…]

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GOTG puts African emergency medicine on the map

The Gift of the Givers (GOTG) were amongst a myriad of relief organizations that conducted presentations at the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, which took place in Cape Town this past week. The theme of the event focused on “Creating Capacity, Building Resilience,” intended to build on[…]

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MSA to host National Qur’an Conference

Registration has now officially opened for the Muslim Students Association’s (MSA Union) inaugural National Qur’an Conference, an event that is expected to take a more educational approach to the study of the Holy Quran. The conference, which seeks to highlight the value the religious text can play in the everyday[…]

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Istanbul to host Halal Tourism Conference

Over 1,000 delegates from more than 50 countries are expected to converge upon the capitol city of Istanbul, Turkey, for the second annual European international Halal Tourism Conference (HTC2015), one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, currently worth an estimated $150 billion. “Turkey is the biggest destination for[…]

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Muslim civil society conference to launch

The ASRI Institute, a new public policy group, is set to launch in May with the objective of giving the local Muslim community a focal point through which to engage with broader civil society. The institute will have a core focus on domestic policy issues, and will seek to provide[…]

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