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Africa: Egypt Snubs Nile Sharing Agreement, Asks for More Time
[Monitor] Entebbe -Egyptian authorities on Monday, yet again, requested for more time to "consult widely" on the terms and implications of the contentious clauses in the new cooperative framework that seeks to refine sharing of the River Nile. The request was resultantly granted by the Nile (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Two million tuk-tuks in Egypt: Traffic Department
"Around two million tuk-tuks (three-wheeled-vehicles) are on the streets today," said Major General Adel Zaki, deputy interior minister for public traffic department, adding that only 109,000 of them are licensed. The Law No. 121 for the year 2008 was enacted to regulate the numbers of licensed (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Hotter weather predicted for Wednesday
The Egyptian meterological association is predicting a significant increase in temperatures across the country on Wednesday, turning to cooler levels over the night. Low- and medium-level clouds will appear to the north, with moderate southwestern winds will blowing, whipping up sand and dust. (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Israel urges its citizens to "immediately leave" Egypt's Sinai, warns of IS threat
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau urged its citizens on Monday not to travel to Egypt’s Sinai, calling on holidaymakers currently there to leave immediately, citing terror threats by "Islamic State" (IS) militant group that may be targeting Israelis. In a statement issued by Israel’s (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Egyptian delegation in the US to help get Brotherhood classified as terrorist organization
The popular diplomacy delegation, consisting of a number of public figures and members of the House of Representatives (MPs), met Monday with the public figures of the Egyptian expatriate community in the states of New York and New Jersey. The chairman of the American Coptic Association (ACA), (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Thomas Cook says tourists returning to Egypt and Turkey
British tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG.L) said it expected to hit its full-year operating targets after seeing early signs that tourists were returning to troubled markets Turkey and Egypt. Thomas Cook, which unnerved investors in February when it issued a cautious outlook, said trading for the (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Egypt negotiating with G-8 countries on economic support: minister
Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that the government is continuing its negotiations with the G-8 countries to fulfill their commitments toward supporting the economic and social reform program signed by Egypt and the International Monetary Fund. In a statement to (...)
[Egypt Independent] 28/03/2017

Egypt: 'The Lion Is Back in His Den'
[Legalbrief] Hosni Mubarak, the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept through North Africa is a free man after spending six years in detention. Legalbrief reports that the extraordinary development marks the end of a futile campaign to find him accountable for (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Libya: Lack of communication hinders progress on Libya's national accord
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Lack of a communication mechanism among opposing parties in Libya is the obstacle to resolving the country's political impasse, according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri. Politics
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Largest on location restoration lab to be inaugurated Wednesday at Khufu vessel
The Ministry of Antiquities plans to inaugurate the largest temporary restoration laboratory on Wednesday morning at the site of the Egyptian-Japanese expedition operating at the second Khufu vessel in the Giza Pyramids area. The ceremony will be attended by the President of Japan's (...)
[Egypt Independent] 27/03/2017

Mild weather expected on Tuesday
Mild weather is expected to prevail on Tuesday on all parts, turning cool over the night, meteorologists said. Highs of 26 degrees centigrade will be reached in Cairo and 23 degrees in Alexandria. Visibility will be reduced in the morning due to mist on northern coasts, the Delta, Cairo, canal (...)
[Egypt Independent] 27/03/2017

Online campaign calls for release of young Egyptian prisoner after life-threatening diagnosis
Social media users and activists in Egypt launched an online campaign calling for the release of 22-year old Ahmed El-Khatib after he was diagnosed a week ago with visceral leishmaniasis, a rare disease that requires instant medical intervention. The disease, caused by the bite of certain types (...)
[Egypt Independent] 27/03/2017

Egypt: New CAF President assumes office
Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Newly-elected President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, chaired a meeting here on Sunday with staff members of the organization, effectively announcing his first day in office following his election at the the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly (...)
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Egypt jails 56 for migrant boat shipwreck
Egypt jails 56 for migrant boat shipwreck
An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat that left over 200 people dead last year.
[IOL] 26/03/2017

Avoiding Angry Utterances (1)
“They angered the Lord also at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes. For they provoked [Moses’] spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips”(Amplified Bible). It appears that Moses had a problem with his temper. You’ll recall how in Egypt, before he fled...
[Leadership] 26/03/2017

Egyptian Court Suspends Jail Sentence Against Journalists
An Egyptian appeals court suspended a jail sentence on Saturday against the former head of the journalists’ union for harboring colleagues wanted by authorities and for spreading false news, judicial sources and a lawyer said. Yehia Qalash and two colleagues were sentenced to two years in jail (...)
[Leadership] 26/03/2017

Egypt: Activists, NGO Trial A Travesty
[HRW] Beirut -A Cairo court's decision on March 23, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Aya Hijazi and the Belady Foundation for Street Children casts a further shadow on the ability of Egypt's judicial system to deliver justice in this bizarre case, Human Rights Watch said (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Regains Freedom After Six Years In Detention
LAGOS MARCH 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He was ordered freed earlier (...)
[Urhobo Today] 24/03/2017

Eritrean Delegation Concludes 4-Day Egypt Visit
BY SHABAIT Eritrea’s high-level delegation concluded a four-day working visit to Egypt yesterday with a wrap up session between the two sides. During the visit, the Eritrean delegation held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mr. Sameh Shoukry and with several business people. The delegation (...)
[TesfaNews] 24/03/2017

Egypt: Ousted Leader Mubarak Freed from Jail
[VOA] Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is a free man after being detained in prisons and hospitals for six years, following the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. He left a military hospital Friday.
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

Eritrean delegation winds visit to Egypt
Eritrea’s high-level delegation concluded a four-day working visit to Egypt yesterday with a wrap up session between the two sides. Asmara, 24 March 2017 – Eritrea’s high-level delegation concluded a four-day working visit to Egypt yesterday with a wrap up session between the two sides. During (...)
[Shabait] 24/03/2017

BREAKING: Egypt’s Mubarak freed from detention
CAIRO. – Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said. Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 (...)
[Zimbabwe Daily] 24/03/2017

Breaking: Former Egyptian President Mubarak freed after 6 years in detention
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has left the Cairo military hospital where he spent most of his six years in prison, his lawyer Farid al-Deeb said on Friday. Africa News Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak An Egyptian court decided earlier this month to release Mubarak, 88, after (...)
[Zimbabwe Daily] 24/03/2017

Cairo blast kills Egyptian man
An explosion killed an Egyptian man on Friday in Cairo, the interior ministry said. The blast in the Maadi district, caused by a "strange metal device", killed a 35-year-old doorman as he cleaned a garden, the ministry said in a (...)
[Daily Maverick] 24/03/2017

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer
Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
[Times Live] 24/03/2017

Sudan bars Egyptian Islamist from entering the country
March 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security authorities Thursday prevented an Egyptian Islamist from entering the country to participate in the general conference of the opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP). Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh was stopped by the Sudanese security agents upon his (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

Egypt's Strategic Water Security: The myth and the truth
By Ermias Hailu Following to the end of the second world war Egypt's failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories, due to Emperor Haile Selassie's superior diplomatic skills, the then Pan- Arab nationalistic President Nasser's government turned to ethnic and religious subversion against (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

In Cairo Arab League head endorses Serraj, warns of possible catastrophe in Libya; in Tobruk his envoy reassures HoR
By Hadi Fornaji. Tunis, 23 March 2o17: The Secretary-General of the Arab League has presented an apocalyptic vision of Libya if a solution is not found to end the political crisis. Speaking in a television interview yesterday, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said that without a settlement, the divisions (...)
[Libya Herald] 23/03/2017

Egypt: Burundi joins Afreximbank as participating State
Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank, the Cairo-based pan-African multilateral financial institution announced on Wednesday. (...)
[Panapress] 22/03/2017

Cabinet gives initial approval to proposal to double Metro ticket price
Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat presented a proposal to the Cabinet on Tuesday to double the value of the Cairo Metro ticket to LE2, government sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm. The Cabinet approved the increase in principle and asked the minister to present the proposal to the (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Fancy buses alternative to public transport to hit Cairo roads next week
Cairo commuters have cause to celebrate as the brand-new mobile app 'SWVL' will launch next week, providing convenient, affordable vans and buses running across the city on fixed routes. The concept is the brainchild of Mostafa Kandil, of Careem ride-hailing fame. From an intern at (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

In photos: EgyptAir launches 2 flights with women-only crews for the first time
On Wednesday, EgyptAir organized flights piloted by all-female crews for the first time ever, with two flights departing from Cairo to Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. The first plane that took off was an Airbus 330 bound for Abu Dhabi, and was led by Captain Hasnaa Taymour, who was honoured by President (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Egyptian woman to be first karate player in wheelchair in Middle East
Is it possible to do karate in a wheelchair? At first glance, it may seem impossible especially as this kind of sports mainly relies on moving all body parts; but a young Egyptian woman named Eman Mourad succeeded in breaking through the limitations of her disability to become the first woman (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

UK, US ban electronics as carry-on luggage on EgyptAir and other Arab airliners
The UK government has announced an extensive carry-on ban on electronic devices on inbound flights from Egypt and another five countries, following a similar move by the United States earlier this week. The ban on phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm applies to all (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Egypt raises multiple-entry visa fee, single remains unchanged
The Cabinet approved raising the fees for 6-month multiple entry visa from US$25 to US$60, Egypt's Tourism Minister Yahya Rashed said during a press conference on Tuesday. In its meeting yesterday, the Cabinet decided the price of tourist single entry visa to Egypt should be kept at the (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Africa: Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa
[ISS] Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of 'multilateralism in today's world.'
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Cairo Opera House hosts “Women from Egypt” Exhibition
Cairo Opera House hosts “Women from Egypt” Exhibition
Aiming to celebrate the national women’s day, the “Women from Egypt” exhibition was held on the 16 March at Al-Hanager theatre under the supervision of Vinous Fouad, the head of the Literary and Competitions Affairs Central Administration and the undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture. The (...)
[Daily News Egypt] 22/03/2017

Egyptians’ work attitude from the perspective of Uber & Careem
Egyptians’ work attitude from the perspective of Uber & Careem
“I will reach you in just a few minutes,” a driver of one of the new transportation application companies told me recently—which concluded in my being picked up half an hour later. The dilemma of such applications is that most of the drivers don’t take into account the fact that the application (...)
[Daily News Egypt] 22/03/2017

Top prosecutor orders surprise prison inspections
General Prosecutor Nabil Sadeq instructed prosecutors to inspect prisons periodically without notification in order to assure that the rights of prisoners in custody are being met, in accordance with the Constitution and Egyptian law. Prosecutors inspected 15 prisons nationwide in a series of (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Egypt, Sudan FMs: We reject abuse under any circumstances
Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour decalred their rejection of "the unacceptable excesses or abuse of either country, or the two brotherly peoples, under any circumstances and for whatever reasons or justifications." A statement for Egypt's (...)
[Egypt Independent] 22/03/2017

Emerging companies in FinTech field to reach 250 in 2020: PAYFORT
Emerging companies in FinTech field to reach 250 in 2020: PAYFORT
Size of global investments in financial services technology companies is $16.1bn The post Emerging companies in FinTech field to reach 250 in 2020: PAYFORT appeared first on Daily News Egypt.
[Daily News Egypt] 22/03/2017

Taxify to expand to coastal cities, offer new fare for summer trips
Taxify to expand to coastal cities, offer new fare for summer trips
Fare begins at EGP 5, EGP 1.4 per km, says Sabry The post Taxify to expand to coastal cities, offer new fare for summer trips appeared first on Daily News Egypt.
[Daily News Egypt] 22/03/2017

Britain Bans Passengers of Six Muslim Countries From Taking Laptops and Tablets Into Plane Cabin
Henceforth, these six Muslim countries are not allowed to carry laptops and tablets into plane cabins entering the United Kingdom. According to AFP, passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet (...)
[Information Nigeria] 22/03/2017

Global economies and political conditions: fluctuations and expected improvements
Global economies and political conditions: fluctuations and expected improvements
MENA’s geopolitical tensions remain high, according to BNP Paribas’ outlook The post Global economies and political conditions: fluctuations and expected improvements appeared first on Daily News Egypt.
[Daily News Egypt] 22/03/2017

Sudan, Egypt FMs to meet in April to contain “muffled crisis”
March 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry will meet in Khartoum in the first half of April in an attempt to contain a muffled crisis between the two countries. Tensions between Khartoum and Cairo have escalated following the (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 22/03/2017

Buhari’ll fix Nigeria before 2019-Presidency
•As Egypt, Gambia, Ghana send goodwill By Lawrence Olaoye The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to take the country out of the economic woods to the promised land by the end of his tenure in 2019. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on media and (...)
[Peoples Daily] 22/03/2017

Sudan: Sudan, Egypt FMs move to halt frosty relations
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan and Egypt foreign ministers on Tuesday began diplomatic moves to prevent a frosty relationship between the two nations. Politics
[Panapress] 21/03/2017

Forbes List: 10 Richest Men in Africa in 2017
Forbes recently released a new list of 500 richest men in the world. Here are 10 Africans on the list with the highest net worth: Issad Rebrab (from Algeria, aged 73) $3.1bn Isabel dos Santos (Angola, 43) $3.1bn Naguib Sawiris (Egypt, 62) $3.9 bn Nathan Kirsh (Swaziland, 85) $3.9bn Johann (...)
[Nigerian Bulletin] 21/03/2017

Beach volleyball begins camping ahead of FIVB World Championships
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Tuesday said it would open camping on March 26, for eight beach volleyball players ahead of the Africa Beach Nations Cup scheduled to hold in Egypt. The post Beach volleyball begins camping ahead of FIVB World Championships appeared first on Vanguard (...)
[Vanguard] 21/03/2017

Presidents of Egypt, Gambia, Ghana call Buhari
The three leaders wished Mr. Buhari well. The post Presidents of Egypt, Gambia, Ghana call Buhari appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
[Premium Times] 21/03/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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