@ReutersAfrica

Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam... - 1 months ago, 21 Mar 15:32

Tom Lasseter

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about “tasting the sweetness of faith” as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.

He heard a pop-pop-pop in the distance.

The sounds got louder. Abdelhalim realized they were gunshots, but he continued. Abruptly ending the holy words mid-sentence would show a lack of respect in the face of God, he thought.

Abdelhalim immigrated from Egypt to Christchurch in 1995. The small city in a far-away island nation, some 16,000 kilometers from the poverty and corruption of Cairo, gave his family a better life. It sits in a tableau of pristine mountains and rolling fields, a place where he often forgot to lock his front door at night. Whatever ...
Read More


Category: africa news

Item ID: 107f2b4f-94e0-4562-aa2b-c4d53e59a04b

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.017
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 12.884
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.reuters.com/places/africa
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.017
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 12.884
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.reuters.com/places/africa
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 21, 2019 3:32:10 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Mar 21, 2019 2:52:26 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 21, 2019 3:32:10 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 21, 2019 3:44:15 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 21, 2019 2:52:26 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 21, 2019 3:44:15 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Mar 21, 2019 3:32:01 PM

Suggested

2 hours ago, 17:26
Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: 1746384b-410b-490b-a405-f61deea10d88

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.002
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.035
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.002
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.035
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:26:50 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:26:50 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 7:56:18 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:26:50 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 7:56:18 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:26:50 PM
2 hours ago, 17:29
Algeria police 'detain top businessmen'

Five of Algeria's richest businessmen, some seen as close to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been detained by police, state TV reports. They are being held over a corruption investigation, ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: 11edeb0e-8a4c-4262-9dbb-7a75b4226368

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.003
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.036
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.003
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.036
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 10:00:00 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:30 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:25 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:25 PM
2 hours ago, 17:29
World Earth Day: The women working for change

Photographers at female-run non-profit Lensational have explored the untold stories of women in Africa making a living from environmental preservation. In Accra, Ghana, water is readily available but ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: 100fb75e-f22e-4a07-88f5-35733ab67b2f

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.011
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.044
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.011
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.044
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:29 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:31 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:29 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:29:42 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:14:29 PM
2 hours ago, 17:07
Sudan receives $3 billion from Saudi Arabia, UAE | Africanews

The oil-rich Gulf states pledged to inject $500 million into the Sudanese central bank and $2.5 billion to help provide food, medicine and petroleum products, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) sai ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: a2df997e-7bdc-430c-92d7-581660e2171d

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.022
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.055
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.022
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.055
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 12:35:56 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:04:21 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 12:35:56 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:04:16 PM
2 hours ago, 17:28
Uganda's Bobi Wine arrested | Africanews

Police in Uganda arrested the popular opposition legislator and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi, more commonly known as Bobi Wine. News of Bobi Wine’s arrest was confirmed by a handler of his Twitter ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: 6527f687-31dd-4ef0-a2fb-092c09735f07

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.024
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.057
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.024
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.057
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:28:28 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 3:48:16 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:08:06 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:28:28 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 3:48:16 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:28:28 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:42 PM
2 hours ago, 17:07
Sudan's military to address protesters demands within a week | Africanews

Sudan’s military ruler has pledged to address protesters’ demands of a civilian government within one week, re-echoing the army’s commitment to hand over power to the people. New army ruler General ...

Category: africa news

Item ID: 377a90c4-efee-4d09-b9f5-b1b10c22e0d4

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.025
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.058
  3. description: africa News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: africa
  6. title: africa News

  1. newsPriority: 0.025
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.058
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.africanews.com/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:06:17 PM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Apr 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:07:10 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Apr 22, 2019 5:05:48 PM