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Egypt suspends ban on ride-sharing companies Uber, Careem

Egypt’s judicial decision to suspend the licenses of ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, an Egyptian court ruled last weekend. The court’s decision follows an appeal to a case that was filed by local taxi drivers who accused San Francisco-based Uber and United Arab Emirates-based Careem of violating Egyptian traffic laws by […]

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi secures second term in landslide victory

Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes after an election in which his sole challenger was a little-known opposition figure who registered immediately before the closing date for applications. Preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Monday gave Sisi 97.08% of valid votes on a 41.5% turnout. His […]

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Morocco, first destination for direct foreign investments in Africa

Morocco has been ranked as the first destination of foreign direct investments on the African continent in the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) released by Quantum Global. The kingdom made a slight leapfrog compared with last year ranking when it took the second position. The North African country has taken the first position this year […]

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Egyptians go to the polls to elect a new-old president

Egypt’s 60 million eligible voters have begun three days of voting on Monday to elect a new president, who will undoubtedly be the incumbent Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, who is running unchallenged after all credible opponents were prevented from getting on the ballot. The 2018 presidential election is the third poll to take place in Egypt […]

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Illegal African migrants, worse than terrorists – Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the massive arrival of illegal African migrants in Israel is a “worse” threat than that of terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. According to Netanyahu, the electronic barrier placed at the Israeli-Egyptian border had saved Israel from jihadist attacks. “Without this barrier, we would face serious terrorist attacks from Sinai […]

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Orange launches Social Venture Prize competition

French telecommunications giant Orange has launched on Thursday competition for the Social Venture Prize to reward African tech startups bearing innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) projects, which improve the living conditions of people. Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia are eligible among many others African countries. The competition aims to develop projects in fields such […]

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Tripartite Nile Dam Talks Postponed Due to Resignation of Ethiopian PM

Sudan announced that the tripartite meeting on the Ethiopia’s mega Nile dam were postponed following the political developments ensuing the resignation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister. “In response to a request by the Ethiopian side, a tripartite meeting on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which was scheduled to be hosted by Khartoum at technical and […]

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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 […]

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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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