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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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CAF grants $2.5m to Africa’s 2018 World Cup teams

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give $500,000 to each of the five African countries who will be representing the continent at the next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The grants will help the teams in their preparations for the tournament, the continent’s football governing body said. The financial package will be used […]

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Egypt detains 29 people for conspiring with Turkey

Egypt’s Prosecutor General on Wednesday ordered the detention of 29 individuals over accusations of espionage for the Turkish security and intelligence, the state-owned news agency MENA reported. According to the prosecutor, the 29 individuals illegally facilitated international calls made by people in Egypt through Turkish-based servers offered at discounted charges. The prosecution’s statement said the […]

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IMF Greenlights Disbursment of $2 Bln to Egypt

After a review of Egypt’s economic reforms, the IMF said it has agreed to the disbursement of a $2bn loan –part of the $12bn extended facility negotiated last year with Cairo. “The staff-level agreement is subject to approval by the IMF’s Executive Board Completion, upon which Egypt will receive the third tranche of $2 billion […]

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