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Egypt: 52 jihadists killed in Sinai

Egypt’s security forces have killed about 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the military said in a statement on Sunday. At least 49 suspected militants have been also arrested during the operation, it said According to the statement, the airstrikes destroyed 32 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the […]

Egypt increases gas prices by 75%, part of austerity measures

The Egyptian government on Saturday raised gas prices for households and businesses by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest move in an IMF-backed austerity program signed in 2016 to revamp the North African nation’s ailing economy. The tough austerity measures have won praise from economists and business leaders but have come as a heavy […]

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Sudan: Egypt denies entry to opposition leader

Egypt authorities have denied entry to Sudan’s leading opposition figure who was on his way back from Berlin where he attended a conference of Sudanese opposition groups. Sadiq al-Mahdi’s National Umma Party indicated Sunday that its leader was repelled at Cairo international airport. Al-Mahdi has been living in self-imposed exile in Egypt since 2014 following […]

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Africa’s World Cup Dream Ends

The 2018 World Cup dream ended Thursday night for Africa, after a particularly destructive first phase for the participating five African nations. No African team will participate in the knockout stages, a first since the 1986 World Cup. Senegal, Africa’s last hope in the tournament, was eliminated from the World Cup after it lost 1-0 […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt mending ties

Ethiopia and Egypt agreed to elevate their countries’ relationship to a strategic level of mutual trust, cooperation and support. This came during the two-day visit Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid to Cairo. The two sides also reiterated their commitment to set up a joint fund for infrastructure development, according to the chief of staff […]

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Egypt’s Prime Minister Sharif Ismail resigns

Egypt’s cabinet has resigned on Tuesday following the swearing-in of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a second term, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady wrote on his official Facebook page. The government of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will continue to perform its duties and responsibilities until a new government is formed, a presidency statement read. Ismail has […]

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Egypt’s President to visit Sudan amid diplomatic thaw

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to visit Sudan in October to seal several bilateral deals amid diplomatic tensions. The visit comes a year after Khartoum banned the import of Egyptian farm produce over alleged use of pesticides. The two neighbors also have a long-standing dispute over a territory in Egypt’s south that Khartoum […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Mo Salah to play at World Cup for Egypt despite shoulder injury

Egyptian international and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on Sunday commented on his team’s loss in the European Champions League final and the situation with his injury. Salah was forced off just 30 minutes into the Liverpool’s game against Real Madrid after he hurt his shoulder in a tussle with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos. The injury […]

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Egypt’s president pardons more than 330 political prisoners

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday pardoned more than 330 people, convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. Many of those due to be released are youths who have demonstrated in recent years, Reuters reports. Sisi, who was speaking at a youth conference in Cairo, said he ordered that all the procedures be […]

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