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Egypt: 13 terrorists arrested for plotting attacks against amid Easter celebration

The Egyptian interior ministry announced Sunday the arrest of 13 terrorists across the country accused of plotting terror attacks against state officials, institutions and Christians one week after two subside bombings killed at least 45 people. The terrorists according to the ministry were arrested in four provinces, including Alexandria where a subside bomber killed several […]

Egypt: Pope Francis decries Palm Sunday terrorist attacks

Catholic Holy Father Pope Francis on Sunday condemned bomb attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 45 dead in Egypt. The pontiff who is due to visit Egypt later this month expressed his “deepest condolences” to all Egyptians and to the head of the Coptic Church, who is due to be one of […]

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Egypt’s El-Sisi visits Trump, vows to work with the U.S.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was President Donald Trump’s honored guest at the White House on Monday. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, whose government has been accused of killing, jailing or torturing tens of thousands of opponents, is the first Egyptian head of state to visit the White House since 2009. Speaking to reporters Monday after […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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