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Egypt: Nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to attack on Copts killed

About nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to the anti-Coptic attack in Egypt, last Friday, were killed in an exchange of gun shots, the Interior Ministry announced. According to a statement released on Sunday, 19 alleged jihadists were found following the pursuit of the terrorists involved in the attack against Coptic Christians on Friday. Seven people were […]

G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Kenya Airways starts direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to the United States has landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, completing a historic flight that will shave up to seven hours off the tortuous journey that usually involves long layovers in Europe or the Middle East. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at […]

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Madagascar heads to AFCON for the first time in 50 years

The Madagascar national football team, nicknamed Barea, on Tuesday qualified for the first time to play in the African Cup of Nations, AFCON. The team became the first to join host Cameroon in the tournament scheduled for 2019. Tuesday’s game was Madagascar’s 20th attempt to qualify for the African Cup. After nearly 50 years of […]

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Egyptian ex-President Morsi’s son questioned by police

Egyptian police detained the youngest son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi from his home in Cairo early on Wednesday, family sources said. A statement released by Attorney General Nabil Sadek late Wednesday ordered the release of Abdullah Morsi on a 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($280) bail, after questioning by Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution. Abdullah, a […]

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Liverpool’s African duo Salah and Sadio nominated for Ballon d’Or

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the only African representatives on the shortlist for the best players in the world. The Liverpool duo has been named in the 55-man shortlist for 2018 Fifa FIFPro World11 following their stellar performances at Liverpool and for their respective countries. Salah is the first Egyptian player ever to be […]

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Melania Trump starts African tour

First Lady Melania Trump started Tuesday her first African tour by a visit to Ghana. The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018. In Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she saw babies being weighed as […]

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Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

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Melania Trump to start solo trip to Africa next week

Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi next month in her first solo trip abroad as US First Lady, White House correspondents reported on Wednesday. “There are many programs across the United States that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas,” Mrs. Trump […]

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Egypt: Siemens Wins 8-year Contract to Run Combined Cycle Power Plants

Germany’s power Siemens will operate and maintain Egypt’s three power plants for eight years, under an agreement signed with Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), Trade Arabia reports. Under the agreement, Trade Arabia notes, Siemens will provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus power plants. The plants, each […]

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