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Egypt’s military kill 53 militants, arrest 680 suspects

Egypt’s armed forces have killed about 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive in Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reported. The massive raids came three months after an attack by militants on a mosque in Sinai killed more than 300 people. The massacre was the bloodiest of the present Islamist war against the […]

Africa: UN chief calls for end to Female Genital Mutilation

As the world is celebrating this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation — a UN-sponsored annual event–, UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global program to accelerate the abandonment of FGM. The program currently focuses on 17 African countries and supports regional and global initiatives. The UNFPA and UNICEF hope […]

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Israel: deportation of African migrants kicks off

The Israeli government on Sunday began warning thousands of African migrants to leave the country by the end of March. There are more than 60,000 African migrants in Israel, jarring its already ethnically fraught population of 7.8 million. Last month, the government announced a plan to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country […]

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African Union launches long-awaited single aviation market

The African Union has finally launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is a flagship project of the African Union Agenda 2063, an initiative of the African Union to create a single unified air transport market and […]

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Nile Dam Saga: Ethiopia rejects World Bank mediation

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration over the hydroelectric dam construction on the Nile. Egypt wants the World Bank to serve as a neutral party in the country’s lengthy but fruitless negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam. […]

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Egypt: General Sami Hafez Anan enters presidential race

Former Egyptian army chief of staff, General Sami Anan has announced his candidacy to the forthcoming presidential elections slated for end of March. According to Sami Balah, the secretary general of the Arabism Egypt Party, the party leaders took a decision for General Sami Anan’s candidacy and informed him of the decision and “there was […]

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Egypt to hold presidential elections in March

Egyptians will vote in a new presidential election in March, as incumbent AbdelFattah al-Sisi is yet to announce his candidacy and as the former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, who was seen as his main challenger, announced he would not enter the race. According to the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Lasheen Ibrahim who […]

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Egypt: Mohamed Salah named 2017 CAF African footballer of the year

Egypt and Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah made history Thursday as he became the second Egyptian football player to win Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year Award beating his club team mate Sadio Mane, from Senegal. The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from […]

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Tunis Halts Emirates Flights after Tunisian Women Were Refused Boarding its Planes

Tunisian authorities have decided to halt the inbound flights of the Emirates airlines after Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights. The Tunisian transport ministry said it has suspended Emirates flights to Tunis until the airline finds the appropriate solution to operate flights “in accordance with international law and agreements”. A number of Tunisian […]

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Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam to enter Presidential race

Saif al-Islam, the son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will contest in the upcoming presidential elections in the war-torn nation, a spokesperson for the family told Egyptian news agency, Egypt Today. According to Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul, Saif al-Islam has the support and credentials required to end the chaos that has gripped the North […]

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