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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 […]

Senegalese capital Dakar to host 2018 CAF awards gala night

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Wednesday Senegal will host this year’s ceremony for the 2018 CAF Awards. Nigeria and Ghana had been hosting the prestigious banquet between them in recent years. The continental football body has broken tradition, awarding Senegalese capital, Dakar the hosting rights of the 2018 African Footballer of the […]

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, Reuters reported. According to a spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, there were no casualties or damage. A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, […]

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Grand Renaissance Dam: fresh talks kick-off in Egypt

A new round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a disputed dam over the Nile River has been held in Cairo this week, after talks on the issue have been deadlocked for months, Reuters reported. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri met his Sudanese counterpart Dardari Mohammed Ahmed to address fears expressed by Egypt. […]

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Egypt-Italy: al-Sisi promises arrest of Italian PhD student killers

President AbdelFattah al-Sisi Wednesday pledged Egypt’s commitment to uncover murderers of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year old doctoral student found killed by the roadside in Cairo February 2016 after being last seen on January 25, the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising. The Egyptian president expressed “a strong will to reveal the perpetrators and bring them to […]

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Egypt: UK holidaymakers cut their holidays short

Scores of British holidaymakers in Egypt have cut short their holidays and returned home, as claims circulated of food poisoning and poor hygiene standards at the hotel where a British couple died under mysterious circumstances last week. According to a spokeswoman of the UK tour operator Thomas cook, about half the Britons at the hotel […]

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Egypt: Security forces round up several regime critics

In Egypt, prominent political activists and opposition figures have been arrested on Thursday after they called for a referendum on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. The house of the former Assistant to Egyptian Foreign Minister Masoum Marzouk, has been stormed by Egyptian security forces who took the diplomat to an undisclosed location, according to activists on […]

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Egypt: Cairo continues facelift with old buildings demolished

Egyptian authorities are demolishing a historical 19th century neighborhood in Cairo to make way for high-end housing and business development, angering residents in the North African nation. The Maspero neighborhood — named after French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero who helped found the Egyptian Museum — has fallen into decay. While some of the old architecture remains, […]

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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 […]

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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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