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African Union Contact Group on Libya concerned over Egyptian threat

The Egyptian President last weekend threatened to commit the Egyptian army to Libya if the self-proclaimed National Libyan Army (NLA) of Khalifa Haftar “were to be put in difficulty” in its “fight against terrorism,” referring to the Government of National Accord of Fayez al-Sarraj.   The interview has raised the fears of the African Union […]

Tension rekindling over Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Relations are not calming down around the mega-dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile, as negotiations with Sudan and Egypt, countries downstream of the river, have been suspended. An Ethiopian government meeting on May 11 rekindled the tension. During the meeting, the head of government Abiy Ahmed and several ministers, as well as the […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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Terrorists exterminated in Egypt

In this context of fight against coronavirus pandemic, Egypt has faced again terrorist threat. According to information, the terrorist elements hiding in Al Amiriya neighborhood in Cairo were plotting against Egyptian Copts. The Egyptian Copts, who make up between 10 and 15 per cent of the country’s 100 million inhabitants, celebrate Orthodox Easter on 19 […]

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Nile dam saga: US Trump calls Egypt’s Sisi

US President Donald Trump has spoken with Egypt’s  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with regard to the ongoing dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam being built in Ethiopia Washington has been hosting talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – but Ethiopia skipped the latest round of negotiations last week. The East African nation accused the US of […]

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Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, others confirm first coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed first coronavirus cases in their respective countries.   The latest to announce their first cases Monday were Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.   Italy has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and Africa. According to health authorities in both Morocco and Tunisia, […]

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Egypt keen to export military, civil industrialization know-how to senegal

Egypt Tuesday said it is interested in sharing its military and civil industrialization expertise with Senegal. Mohamed al-Assar, Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production received in Cairo Tuesday Senegalese Minister of the Armed Forces, Sidiki Kaba to discuss joint cooperation in the fields of military and civil industrialization. Assar expressed Egypt’s eagerness to cooperate […]

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Egyptian court gives life sentence for IS-linked militants

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 37 people to jail for joining or supporting the Islamic State (IS) group in the Sinai Peninsula. The defendants were accused of planning attacks and spreading IS ideology. Eight of them were handed life sentences. Egypt has for years been struggling to contain an Islamic insurgency spearheaded by a […]

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Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Monday laid into Egypt after president Fattah al-Sisi accused the internationally recognized Libyan administration of being held hostage by militia. In speaking at World Youths Forum in Sharm el Sheikh on Sunday, the Egyptian leader indicated that the GNA is “unable to have a free and real will because […]

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Forum on peace, security in Africa kicks off in Egypt

The first Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development kicked off on Wednesday in the upper Egyptian city of Aswan. The forum aims to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions. The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his capacity as the Chairman […]

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