Cape Town school unites during Ramadan

By Anees Teladia The pupils of Westerford High School have displayed an exemplary spirit of respect for religion during the month of Ramadan this year. Several rugby teams of the school decided not to drink any water on practice and match days, in a show of respect to fellow fasting[…]

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Why Hamas-Israel truce agreement threatens Palestinian unity

OPINION by Safa Joudeh Last week The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel issued statements announcing a breakthrough in Pan-Arab efforts to broker a comprehensive ceasefire agreement between the two parties. Even as Israel launched a fresh round of attacks on civilian areas in Gaza in recent days, the Egyptian[…]

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Mkhize calls for unity in the ANC

ANC Treasurer General and party presidential hopeful, Doctor Zweli Mkhize, has again called for unity in the ruling party. Mkhize was addressing party members and members of the South African National Civic Organisation in the eThekwini region. He called on ANC branches to hold leaders accountable and to only vote[…]

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How Haj promotes peace and unity

By Sadaf Farooqi To the righteous Muslim who has never gone for hajj, the aspiration to embark upon this once-in-a-lifetime journey manifests itself in their psyche as the ultimate “dream come true.” This journey involves repenting for all their past wrongdoings, becoming closer to Allah, turning over a completely new[…]

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Commemorate Marikana with unity: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday called on South Africans to commemorate the shooting of 44 people in Marikana three years ago with unity and dignity. “Nobody supports the horrendous loss of life that occurred in Marikana,” he said in a statement. “We remember all who lost their lives including those[…]

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New Taliban head promises renewed fight

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban has issued his first audio statement, calling for unity and promising to continue his group’s fight. In the 33-minute message released on Saturday, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor also advised his followers not to pay attention to rumours spread about the Taliban campaign. “We should[…]

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