Campaign for Marikana holiday: Report

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday, the Sowetan reported on Friday. “It is appropriate to campaign for August 16 to be a[…]

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Students return to Pakistani school after massacre

Hundreds of Pakistani children Monday returned to a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, almost a month after Taliban gunmen killed 136 students, defying fresh threats by radicals. Dressed in green blazers, young girls and boys walked into the Army Public School with their parents amid a tight security[…]

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Condemn Paris media massacre: Zapiro

The murder of staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo demands the strongest condemnation as well as assurances of future protection of media freedom, South Africa’s best-known cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro said on Thursday. The cartoonist, who uses the pen name Zapiro, expressed concern that these were not forthcoming from the[…]

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Pakistan: Responding to atrocity with wisdom

The following is the Jumuah Khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as delivered at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday the 19th December: OPINION- The Gregorian year 2014 has been a grim and distressing one for Muslims at the global level. During the past year extremist Muslim groups such[…]

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MJC condemns Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE- The Muslim Judicial Council condemns the horrific, brutal and ruthless attack by Boko Haram which resulted in the death of more than 120 worshippers and the wounding of 270 at the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria during the sacred Friday prayers. The ongoing clandestine and murderous actions of[…]

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Massacre derails talks on new Iraq government

Sunni politicians in Iraq have suspended talks to form a new government, in protest of a mass killing inside a mosque in the northeastern province of Diyala. In a statement on Saturday, Salim al-Jabouri, speaker of the Iraqi parliament, denounced as “terrorists” the Shia armed group suspected of killing at[…]

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