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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Ethiopia Declares 6-Month State of Emergency

Ethiopia’s government has declared a 6-month state of emergency on Sunday citing deteriorating security situation in Oromia regional state. Anti-government protesters in Oromia, the country’s most populated region, attacked trucks, factories and farms, and burned down government buildings. Major towns and cities across Ethiopia’s Oromia region are experiencing unrest and widespread violent protests of people […]

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AFCON: List of 16 Participants in 2017 Tournament

Qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations have yielded the names of countries to take part in the black continent’s flagship soccer tournament in Gabon next year. Most continental soccer big nations have signed up for the event in Gabon next year. Morocco playing, despite its win, had already booked its place in the […]

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Egypt to Receive $2bn Aid from Saudi Arabia

Egyptian International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr on Thursday said the North African nation is to receive a $2 billion deposit from Saudi Arabia. While he did not specify when the money was expected to arrive, Sahar said the agreement was signed two months ago. Saudi Arabia has been – along with Kuwait and UAE – […]

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Egypt Closes 48 Forex Bureaus as Black Market Surges

Egypt’s central bank has reportedly closed 48 foreign exchange bureaus since the start of the year for trading at black market rates and other violations, Reuters Reported on Wednesday. The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday set prison sentences of three to 10 years and fines up to 5 million Egyptian pounds ($563,000) for black market currency […]

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Egypt requests $7bn assistance from IMF to ‘plug funding gaps’

Egypt has officially requested financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help straighten its ailing economy, the Bretton Wood institution announced on Tuesday. “The Egyptian authorities have asked the IMF to provide financial assistance to support their economic program,” Masood Ahmed, director of the Middle East department at the IMF, said in a […]

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Egypt, Madagascar Join Bloc Supporting Morocco’s Return to African Union

Egypt and Madagascar on Friday joined the 28-member bloc, which addressed last Monday a motion to the President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, who holds the rotating presidency of the African Union, expressing support to Morocco’s return to the African Union and demanding the suspension of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Republic from the pan-African organization’s bodies […]

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Will Morocco’s Return to AU be Announced at Kigali Summit?

Morocco has embarked on a massive diplomatic campaign to prepare its return to the African Union (AU) thirty two years after it walked out of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) over the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR,) self proclaimed by the separatist Polisario, as a full-fledged member of the organization. […]

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Egypt’s record scorer Hossam Hassan jailed 4-days

Hossam Hassan, a former Egyptian football and Al Masry manager has been found guilty on Tuesday of assaulting a photographer last week. Following the final whistle in Al Masry’s 2-2 draw against Ghazl El-Mahalla, a fight broke out between the two teams as Hassan was caught on video chasing one of the photographers inside the […]

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Egypt: Cairo to Investigate Official’s Alleged Calling Africans “Dogs & Slaves”

Egypt’s foreign minister Tuesday said they would investigate allegations that an Egyptian official at UN Assembly on environment last week in Nairobi referred to Sub-Saharan Africans as “dogs and slaves.” Kenyan diplomat and chairwoman of the Yvonne Africa Diplomatic Corps technical committee Khamati has demanded in a memo that Egypt no longer represents Africa at […]

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