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Ethiopia, Egypt mending ties

Ethiopia and Egypt agreed to elevate their countries’ relationship to a strategic level of mutual trust, cooperation and support. This came during the two-day visit Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid to Cairo. The two sides also reiterated their commitment to set up a joint fund for infrastructure development, according to the chief of staff […]

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sharif Ismail resigns

Egypt’s cabinet has resigned on Tuesday following the swearing-in of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a second term, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady wrote on his official Facebook page. The government of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will continue to perform its duties and responsibilities until a new government is formed, a presidency statement read. Ismail has […]

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Egypt’s President to visit Sudan amid diplomatic thaw

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to visit Sudan in October to seal several bilateral deals amid diplomatic tensions. The visit comes a year after Khartoum banned the import of Egyptian farm produce over alleged use of pesticides. The two neighbors also have a long-standing dispute over a territory in Egypt’s south that Khartoum […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Mo Salah to play at World Cup for Egypt despite shoulder injury

Egyptian international and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on Sunday commented on his team’s loss in the European Champions League final and the situation with his injury. Salah was forced off just 30 minutes into the Liverpool’s game against Real Madrid after he hurt his shoulder in a tussle with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos. The injury […]

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Egypt’s president pardons more than 330 political prisoners

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday pardoned more than 330 people, convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. Many of those due to be released are youths who have demonstrated in recent years, Reuters reports. Sisi, who was speaking at a youth conference in Cairo, said he ordered that all the procedures be […]

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Egypt, Russia, Arab nations criticise U.S. embassy relocation to Jerusalem

Moscow and Cairo on Monday slammed the United States decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the status of Jerusalem should be resolved exclusively through direct dialogue between the leadership of Israel and Palestine. The Egyptian foreign ministry, in a statement expressing “strong denunciation” of Israel’s use of […]

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Egypt suspends ban on ride-sharing companies Uber, Careem

Egypt’s judicial decision to suspend the licenses of ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, an Egyptian court ruled last weekend. The court’s decision follows an appeal to a case that was filed by local taxi drivers who accused San Francisco-based Uber and United Arab Emirates-based Careem of violating Egyptian traffic laws by […]

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Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi secures second term in landslide victory

Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes after an election in which his sole challenger was a little-known opposition figure who registered immediately before the closing date for applications. Preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Monday gave Sisi 97.08% of valid votes on a 41.5% turnout. His […]

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Morocco, first destination for direct foreign investments in Africa

Morocco has been ranked as the first destination of foreign direct investments on the African continent in the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) released by Quantum Global. The kingdom made a slight leapfrog compared with last year ranking when it took the second position. The North African country has taken the first position this year […]

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