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Africa

Chabad Opens First Center in East Africa, as Couple Heads to Nairobi, Kenya
Africa
Reflecting years of work on the continent and responding to a Jewish community asking for help
Joining Forces to Help the Needy in Morocco
Africa
Teaming up to help Muslims in poor neighborhoods
Jewish Leaders in Nigeria Provide Factory and Farm for Adults With Special Needs
Africa
Hope House upgraded to offer employment and respite
Body of Israeli Killed in Nigeria Returned to Israel
Africa
Chabad works with Israel foreign ministry and Nigerian government to avoid autopsy and delays
Israeli Killed in Nigeria Robbery Attempt; Rabbi Seeks Return of Body for Burial in Israel
Africa
Expatriate community in Abuja mourns the loss of a dear friend
Ghana’s Jews Welcome Their First Rabbi
Africa
Chabad couple offers education, classes, programs and services for adults and kids
Chabad Couple Set to Bring a New Kind of Warmth to Sub-Saharan Angola
Africa
A nation once known for upheaval is now seen for its natural resources and growing economy
‘Ark Campaign’ Aims to Change the World for the Better, One Coin at a Time
Africa
A charitable movement launched by Chabad in Johannesburg wants to get people giving
Rabbinical Students Fan Out Across Central Africa
Africa
Students from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s newly established rabbinical school spread out across central Africa over Chanukah to connect with area Jews and a cluster of communities throughout the continent.
Jewish Services Expand in Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Headquarters for Jewish communities ranging from 100 to 1,000 strong across a wide swath of the continent, Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa now serves approximately 12 countries.
Masada Torah Completes Long Journey to South Africa
Africa
South African Jews recently welcomed a new arrival to the synagogue in Johannesburg’s Hyde Park suburb, greeting the “immigrant” from Israel with joyous singing, dancing and a lavish meal.
Celebration Marks Two Decades of Central African Jewish Services
Africa
Jewish residents and central African leaders celebrated 20 years of friendship this week as hundreds of people marked two decades of Chabad-Lubavitch activities in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.
Tunisian Jews Cautious Amidst Jasmine Revolution
Africa
Jewish community officials are understandably on edge in Tunisia. On the one side stands a history pockmarked with sectarian violence; on the other stands the assurances of government authorities.
South Africa and its Neighbors Celebrate First Native Torah Scroll
Africa
The completion of the first Torah scroll inked from beginning to end in South Africa has stirred massive pride, a fierce sense of excitement and unprecedented joy for dwindling Jewish communities once thought forsaken.
Jewish Community Portrays Tunisian Synagogue Burning as Isolated Incident
Africa
Less than a week after taking office amid Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, Interior Minister Farhat Rajhi defended the national unity government against what he said were conspirators intent on sowing disorder by setting fire to a synagogue.
Tunisian Jews Safe, but Anxious for Quiet to Return
Africa
As Tunisian forces battled to maintain order amidst days of deadly protests against ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, representatives of the country’s ancient Jewish community reported that, as the violence was primarily political in nature, there did not appear to be any actions targeted against ethnic minorities.
World Cup Fever Brings Rabbis to Cape Town Stadium
Africa
It was at Cape Town Stadium, with four months to go until screaming fans and screeching vuvuzelas descended on the arena, that the local Ikapa Sporting Football Club took on a team of Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis.
Nigerian Day Camps Engage Jewish Children
Africa
Jewish children throughout Nigeria spent their annual spring break celebrating their heritage at day camps established for the first time in the nation’s history by Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa.
South Africa’s Jews Unroll World Cup Welcome Mat
Africa
As the eyes of soccer fans around the globe turn their eyes to South Africa, host of this summer’s 2010 World Cup, its expansive Jewish community is gearing up for an onslaught of tourists and Jewish sports aficionados.
Rebbe’s “Man in Washington” Tells of Missions to U.S. Capital
Africa
South African Jewry marked the 15th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, with a glimpse into the Rebbe’s work on behalf of education, a focus that extended into the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
South African Community Doubles Space for School
Africa
Just in time for the holiday of Passover, a relatively new Jewish center serving a suburb of Cape Town celebrated an unprecedented expansion and the dedication of a new Torah scroll.
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