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Moslem League of the Western Province

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The Moslem League of the Western Province was a political party in the Western Province, Eritrea. The party was founded by Sheikh Ali Radai, whose family originally migrated from the Hejaz region in Western Saudi Arabia and later became the President of the Eritrean Assembly. The party was formed after a split away from the Moslem League in 1949. The Moslem League of the Western Province was able to overtake half of the party membership of the pre-split Moslem League. The historian Okbazgi Yohannes claims that the split was caused intrigues of behalf of the British Military Administration, who was able to convince Muslim chiefs that the Moslem League leader Ibrahim Sultan Ali was an Italian agent. However this assertion is contested, as it overlooks internal social and political cleavages within the Eritrean Muslim community. By late 1949, following the defection of the Independent Moslem League, the party left the Independence Bloc. The Muslim Lea
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