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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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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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