Congo Muslims demand holiday in Ramadan

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Congolese Muslims demand two days of official holiday on first and last days of holy month

KINSHASA – Muslims in the Democratic Republic of Congo are demanding two days of official holiday during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Sheik Ali, the official representative of Muslims in the country, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday he has asked the government for two official holidays on the first and last days of Ramadan.

“The demand aims to enable Muslim employees, who are 10 percent of the total population, to practice their religious duties without affecting their work performance,” Ali said.

Ali had submitted a request for the measure on Monday to Congolese President Joseph Kabila.

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