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African Muslims urged to embrace peaceful co-existence in order to enhance the continent’s development

An Islamic Scholar and an Envoy of Peace in Africa, Ambassador Babacar Thiam, has called on Muslims to embrace peaceful co-existence to enhance development of their various countries and Africa as a whole.

He said Muslims should also adhere to the protocols instituted by the government including the wearing of face-masks, social distancing and use of hand sanitizers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as scientists endeavour to find a vaccine for it.

Ambassador Thiam who has been appointed as the Director of Islamic Affairs by the Pan-African Diaspora Organization noted that there could be development and progress only in an atmosphere of peace and co-existence.

“No progress is recorded where there is war, acrimony, turbulence and upheaval,” he said, adding that “There must be love among all tribes since we all belong to Allah and any harm done to one is harm against all.”

He called on heads of governments, departments and agencies among other organizations to shun favouritism and nepotism and focus on building a formidable Africa..

In a citation following his elevation, the organization commended Ambassador Thiam for his work in promoting peaceful co-existence between Muslims and other faiths in Africa and the diaspora.

Story By: Nelson Nyadror Adanuti

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