Al Azhar mulls doubling medical, relief convoys to African countries

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 10:04 GMT

File Photo - Al-Azhar Sheikdom

File Photo - Al-Azhar Sheikdom


CAIRO - 7 March 2019: Al Azhar's African affairs committee reviewed doubling the number of medical and relief convoys which Al Azhar sends to various African countries.

In a statement on Thursday, the committee said it is coordinating with the ministries concerned to secure needed support for the convoys, especially in view of the positive outcome of the convoys' activities in African states.

Over the past few years, Al Azhar, the world's highest seat of Sunni Islamic learning, used to send relief and medical convoys to African states, including Chad, Nigeria, Somalia, Niger and Sudan, read the statement, highlighting the scholarships offered by Al Azhar University to students of 46 African countries.

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