Niger to mark Eid el-Fitr Wednesday

The Niger Republic has announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon, bringing to an end the fasting month of Ramadan.

Nigerien Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou made the announcement on Tuesday night.

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Mahamadou said the crescent was sighted in three different regions of the country.

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Although Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirate and Nigeria did not sight the new moon of Shawwal, hence Wednesday, May 12th is equivalent to 30th Ramadan, thereby, Eid-el-Fitr would hold on Thursday in those countries.

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