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African muslims

Climate change hampers fight against malaria - study

By Louis Charbonneau / Reuters / 07 Mar 2014

Malaria risks spreading to high altitudes as global temperatures rise and further warming might cause a significant increase in malaria cases in highland regions where malaria is endemic, according to a study published on Thursday.

 

Poverty Cuts Malawi Pilgrims Numbers

By Khalid Abubaker / 14 Oct 2013

Amid growing economic woes and ever-increasing financial problems, the number of Malawi Muslims travelling for hajj has been declining in recent years, putting their dream to perform lifetime journey to Makkah on hold.

“I have been trying over the past years to raise money towards the fulfillment of this obligation, but it has been a painful experience,” Ahmed Bakali, in his late 70’s, told OnIslam.net

 

The Bahia Muslim Slave Revolt

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 27 Aug 2013

From the 1500s through the 1800s, European nations were engaged in a tragic and barbaric practice known as the slave trade. During this period, over 12 million Africans were boarded onto ships and taken to North and South America to work as slaves. The legacy of this inhumane treatment lives on today, in the form of racism and economic disadvantage for blacks in the Americas, and disunity and war in Africa. One aspect of slavery that has been overlooked in historical studies is the impact of slave revolts. Needless to say, the African slaves did not go willingly to their new lives. In many cases, they fought back against their masters, refusing to accept the life they’d been thrown into.

 

Health Faculty to Open in Uganda's Islamic Univ.

By Esther Nakkazi / 24 Aug 2013

Shaban Lukooya, the IUIU public relations officer, says the university will make a contribution to fill this deficit and contribute to the advancement of science in Africa.

Although the Muslim health workers' workforce in comparison to other religions is smaller, Lukooya says it is still wanting. For instance, at Mulago, Kampala, -the only national referral hospital in Uganda-, there are very few qualified Muslim health workers, which does not tally with the general Muslim community, said Lukooya.

 

Muslims playing active role in Togo

Source : Arab News / 23 Feb 2013

Islam reached Togo about the same time as it did in much of West Africa. Tribes and other communities of the region came in contact with Islam in the 1700’s that came across the salt and gold trade routes.

Islam reached Togo about the same time as it did in much of West Africa. Tribes and other communities of the region came in contact with Islam in the 1700’s that came across the salt and gold trade routes. The Berber and Tuareg merchants traveled the trans-Saharan trade routes.

 
 

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