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Cameroon: Atanga Nji bans some Muslim associations from announcing end of Ramadan

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Activities of the Cameroon Lunar Crescent Council and other Muslim associations as far as announcing the end of the holy month-long of Ramadan have been halted by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji.

In a correspondence to the Governor of the Littoral region on May 11, the Territorial Administration boss says such associations do not have legitimate authority to announce the start or end of the Ramadan.

According to this State official, the only authority habilitated to do so has been for years now the National Lunar Crescent Commission.

As such, to limit confusion in the Muslim community, he asked the Governor of the Littoral region to take the necessary dispositions for such associations to restrain from any communication on the end of Ramadan.

Following this recommendation, the National Lunar Crescent Commission announced that the festival of breaking the fast will take place Thursday May 13 in Cameroon after the non-appearance of the moon Tuesday May 11.

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