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Egypt to welcome Czech tourists from October 1st

Egypt will welcome from October 1st a first batch of Czech tourists since March after the North African country closed its airports in preventive measures against covid-19. The flights will be operated to the airports of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, and Marsa Alam. The Egyptian government did not elaborate on the number of Czech arrivals […]

Chad: An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment escaped

It is an unusual incident that took place, this Thursday morning, at the courthouse of Ndjamena. An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment was taken from the gendarmes who were guarding him by members of his family. They then managed to leave the courthouse. The man is an army colonel who has been in detention […]

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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Sudan reopens airports for flights from Egypt, Turkey, UAE

Sudan Thursday said it has re-opened Khartoum international airport for flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE, after a four-month hiatus because of covid-19 pandemic. Ibrahim Adlan, the general director of Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said air traffic has partially resumed as of Thursday, Anadolu news agency reports. The Sudanese official also indicated that all passengers […]

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Negotiations have resumed on the Renaissance dam

Tripartite negotiations have quietly resumed on the Renaissance dam in a rather peculiar context, after a week of violence in Ethiopia. The negotiators had agreed to meet again on Monday 6 July in plenary session, after a weekend in which the three countries concerned maintained their positions. While Ethiopia was still taking stock of the […]

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Egypt: Seven COVID-19 patients die in fire

Seven COVID-19 patients died when fire broke Monday in Badraoui Hospital, a private hospital in Alexandria, a coastal city in northern Egypt. Seven other people were injured among the patients and nursing staff. According to AFP, which cites a security source, the fire started after a short circuit in the facility’s air-conditioning system. The victims […]

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Libya: Egypt’s threats of direct intervention in case GNA forces progress towards its borders

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi warned Saturday that any advance by the forces of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNA), supported by Ankara, towards the strategic city of Sirte could lead to “direct” intervention from Cairo. With Ankara’s support, forces loyal to the UN-recognized GNA have scored important victories since early June, regaining control […]

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The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

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Mali: Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and many missing after Sunday ambush

The Malian army gave this Monday evening a first assessment of the ambush of one of its patrols on Sunday afternoon in the region of Diabaly, north of Segou towards the Mauritanian border. According to FAMA, 24 soldiers were killed. The Malian army announced in a tweet this first death toll of 24 dead, eight […]

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