Home » Posts tagged with » Egypt

Egypt: WB disburses $1 billion in financial assistance

The World Bank has allocated $1 billion in financial assistance to Egypt as the North African seeks to revive its ailing economy hit by the 2011 political upheaval. According to  Dr. Asad Alam, World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti,  “The government [Egypt] has taken important steps in implementing key policy and institutional […]

Three African countries listed among world’s most powerful economies by 2050

Price Waterhouse Coopers published rankings of 32 future power economies by 2050. In the report, titled “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?” three African nations, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa are forecast to be 14th, 15th, and 27th respectively. The report used by macroeconomists takes into account the various […]

Read More

Cameroon beat Egypt to win AFCON after 15-year wait

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating the pharaohs of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday in Libreville. The Central African nation returned to the continental summit, after a 15-year wait. Sunday’s match heated up with a goal in the 22nd minute for Egypt by M. Elneny and […]

Read More

Two Professors Won $100,000 AU Prize for Scientific Excellence

Two professors from Ghana and Egypt have been awarded the 2017 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award on Monday. Ghanaian Felix Dapare Dakora and Egyptian Ali Ali Hebeish were handed the $100,000 prize each at the ongoing 28th African Union Summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Professor Dakora won the award for his work on […]

Read More

Egypt: President Morsi’s Son Arrested for Allegedly Inciting Violence in 2013

Osama Mohammed Morsi, son of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, has been arrested and is currently in detention. An official under the condition of anonymity said that Osama was wanted by authorities without revealing any details but Al-Ahram reported that the arrest is linked to his role in inciting violence in 2013 following the eviction […]

Read More

Egypt court annuls ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s life sentence

Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Tuesday annulled one of two life sentences handed down against the former president Mohamed Morsi and called for a retrial of the cases. In its Tuesday ruling, the Court of Cassation also quashed the death sentences of five other leaders of Morsi’s now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group, including its leader Mohamed […]

Read More

Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb in “very good condition”

Egypt’s antiquities ministry on Sunday said Spanish archaeologists have discovered a multi-millennial Pharaonic mummy “in very good condition” in a tomb near Luxor, in south Egypt. The remains were found in a tomb probably dating from between 1075BC and 664BC on the west bank of the Nile river, near the “Mansion of Millions of Years” […]

Read More

CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

Read More

Ethiopia Declares 6-Month State of Emergency

Ethiopia’s government has declared a 6-month state of emergency on Sunday citing deteriorating security situation in Oromia regional state. Anti-government protesters in Oromia, the country’s most populated region, attacked trucks, factories and farms, and burned down government buildings. Major towns and cities across Ethiopia’s Oromia region are experiencing unrest and widespread violent protests of people […]

Read More

AFCON: List of 16 Participants in 2017 Tournament

Qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations have yielded the names of countries to take part in the black continent’s flagship soccer tournament in Gabon next year. Most continental soccer big nations have signed up for the event in Gabon next year. Morocco playing, despite its win, had already booked its place in the […]

Read More