Notes from America: Muslims and Christians – At war in life, at peace in death

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Ahmed Tharwat

 

The Coptic Grave

On a hot summer afternoon, standing alongside a few hundred Muslims at the Garden of Eden Islamic Cemetery located in a remote corner of a Christian cemetery in Burnsville, Minnesota, mourning the death of one of our friends, the reverences and respect were not given just by Muslims, but also by the staff and workers at the Christian cemetery.

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Secret mining deals fund presidential elections in DRC

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Byobe Malenga

Secretive mining deals risk illicitly financing this year’s disputed presidential election campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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UN not formally recognising 28 states of South Sudan after formation of government

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Peter Louis

The Special Representative for the Secretary General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Madam Ellen Loj earlier briefed journalists on the general situation in South Sudan following the formation of the Transitional Government of the National Unity.

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African countries to accelerate progress on Great Green Wall

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Alpha Jallow

Ministers from African countries North and South of the Sahara and their development partners are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, at a High-Level conference organized by the African Union to accelerate progress on the Great Green Wall – Africa’s largest rural development initiative.

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