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Muslims playing active role in Togo

Source : AN | 26 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. The Berber and Tuareg merchants traveled the trans-Saharan trade routes.

Colonial foes come together as Islamists become the external threat

By Associated Press | 21 Jan 2013

The terrorist attack on an Algerian natural gas plant that left dozens of hostages and militants dead has demonstrated how a failing Algerian insurgency transformed itself into a regional threat, partly by exploiting the turmoil unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.

IDB moves to ensure food security in Africa

Source : Arab News | 07 Aug 2012

The Islamic Development Bank has approved finances worth $ 275 million for a number of agricultural and water projects in some member countries in Africa as part of its efforts to ensure food security and boost development.

Ahmed Mohamed Ali, president of the bank, said: “The amount is allocated exclusively for the development of agriculture, livestock and water supplies in the rural areas of Cameroon, Chad, Uganda, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Togo.

Thousands rally for Mali junta, against intervention

By Reuters | Bamako | 28 Mar 2012

Thousands of demonstrators chanted pro-junta slogans in Mali’s capital on Wednesday, protesting against foreign powers’ threats to use sanctions to force the leaders of last week’s coup to step down.

The coup, seen as a setback to fragile democratic gains in Africa, was triggered by army anger at President Amadou Toumani Toure’s handling of a northern Tuareg rebellion that in recent weeks has gained ground and inflicted losses on the army.

5-Day Summit of African Islamic Leaders Concluded in Istanbul

Source : IslamToday / Agencies / Istanbul / 25 Nov 2011

Muslim religious leaders from every single country in Africa have just concluded a 5-day summit in Istanbul.

The Summit of Religious Leaders of Muslim Countries and Communities in Africa (SRLMCC) was organized by the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs.

The Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke at the opening session of the conference, declaring that though his country is not part of Africa, his people are deeply pained by the happenings in the continent.

OIC chief visits African countries to promote cooperation

Source | Cihan News Agency
Jeddah | 31 May 2011

The Turkish secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, began a tour of African countries on Monday to strengthen cooperation among the African members of the 56-nation organization.

İhsanoğlu will be visiting Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Niger before wrapping up his visit on June 7. The visits take place at the invitation of the seven countries.

180,000 non-Arab Africans expected for upcoming Haj

Source : Badea Abu Al-Naja | Arab News
MAKKAH | 13 Apr 2011

The Tawafa Establishment for Non-Arab African Countries will serve 180,000 pilgrims, including 3,500 pilgrims from the Republic of Benin, in the upcoming Haj season, an official of the establishment told Arab News on Tuesday.

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