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Uganda: Ethiopian led river Nile agreement signed without Egypt and Sudan

River Nile basin states have today signed an agreement on the Nile river basin cooperative framework in which they agreed to collectively work towards...
Nigeria: Senator marries 13-year old, rights activists appalled

Nigeria: Senator marries 13-year old, rights activists appalled

A Nigerian senator, who introduced and implemented Sharia Law in a Northern Nigeria state, has married a 13 year old girl from Egypt, and...
Egypt leads African countries to recover ancient treasures

Egypt leads African countries to recover ancient treasures

Egypt, under the leadership of Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian Supreme Leader, is determined to recover its ancient treasures scattered throughout the world. The case,...
The Nile river from space

Egypt better off settling water spat with Ethiopia led Nile Basin negotiations

Negotiations between the ten countries of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), April 13 in Sharm Al-Sheikh, hit the wall over Cairo's refusal to give...
The Nile river from space

Egypt and Ethiopia Lock horns over Nile water deal

Egypt's fight to hold on to its monopoly over the Nile's water resource has split the Nile dependent countries into two groups with Sudan...
Egypt lashes out at U.S. for backing reform

Egypt lashes out at U.S. for backing reform

Egyptians arrested after a pro-reform rally have received backing from the United States which is demanding that Egypt respects freedom of expression. The Egyptian...
Ethiopia: Egyptian bank begins feasibility studies in Afar region

Ethiopia: Egyptian bank begins feasibility studies in Afar region

The Government of Ethiopia has approved the lease of 22,000 hectares of land to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), which intends to invest...
Africa foots the bill for illicit financial transfers

Africa foots the bill for illicit financial transfers

Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and South Africa lead the list of African countries that made the most illegal financial transfers between 1970 and 2008....
Morocco ahead of Algeria and Egypt in democratic transitions in the Arab World

Morocco ahead of Algeria and Egypt in democratic transitions in the Arab World

The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) Monday presented its report, on the development of the democratic transition in ten Arab countries for the year 2008,...
Egypt: Shari’a in favour of minority rights

Egypt: Shari’a in favour of minority rights

Over the past decades, numerous polls have demonstrated that the majority of Egyptians want shari’a—or Islamic principles—applied to parts of their country's legal system....
Egypt break into FIFA’s Top 10

Egypt break into FIFA’s Top 10

After winning their third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt jumped up 14 places to grab the tenth spot in the FIFA rankings for...
Egypt: Pig-cull induced street rubbish a “national scandal”

Egypt: Pig-cull induced street rubbish a “national scandal”

The Egyptian government’s decision to cull all of the country’s 300,000 pigs in May 2009 is increasingly being viewed by experts and officials as...
CAN 2010: Egypt make it three out of three

CAN 2010: Egypt make it three out of three

A 2-0 victory for Egypt over Benin makes them the only team to win all games. Egypt showed blinks of a champion in the...
CAN 2010: Nigeria join Egypt in final 8

CAN 2010: Nigeria join Egypt in final 8

Nigeria needed a win against Mozambique. Not only to qualify for the quarter finals of the 2010 African Cup of Nations but also to...
CAN 2010: Egypt reach last eight

CAN 2010: Egypt reach last eight

Egypt 2 Mozambique 0, the Pharaos have booked their ticket for the quarters. Champions Egypt have secured their place in the quarter finals of the...
Egypt-Ethiopia: Egypt becomes biggest commercial land acquisitor in Ethiopia

Egypt-Ethiopia: Egypt becomes biggest commercial land acquisitor in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is set to grant 20,000 hectares of land to Egypt, making the latter the biggest foreign acquisitor of agricultural land in Ethiopia. A...
Ethiopia-Egypt accords, a danger to Nile Basin negotiations?

Ethiopia-Egypt accords, a danger to Nile Basin negotiations?

Ethiopia and Egypt have moved a significant step, this week, towards leveling their bumpy relations. The two countries have agreed to strengthen their economic...
Agora, or an Egyptian revolution

Agora, or an Egyptian revolution

Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar transports the viewer to Egypt in the late fourth century AD, a time when followers of the last ancient Egyptian...
Egyptian authorities ignore four court orders calling for release of Blogger

Egyptian authorities ignore four court orders calling for release of Blogger

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the Egyptian Interior Ministry for refusing to act on a release warrant issued on 14...
Algeria-Egypt: A World Cup qualification and diplomatic row

Algeria-Egypt: A World Cup qualification and diplomatic row

The Algerian "Greens" became the last African team to qualify for the South Africa 2010 World Cup finals with an undisputed 1-0 win over...
Egypt – Algeria: A dangerous and bloody football match

Egypt – Algeria: A dangerous and bloody football match

In Cairo, Egypt, since Thursday evening, where they are expected to play their last qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup next Saturday against...
Egypt demands return of stolen artifacts from Europe and US

Egypt demands return of stolen artifacts from Europe and US

Egypt is asking European countries in possession of Egyptian artifacts, historical and cultural monuments to return the items to the country for the opening...
Egyptian national coach “stressed” as FIFA issues strong warning

Egyptian national coach “stressed” as FIFA issues strong warning

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has been closely monitoring the football environment in Egypt ahead of a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifying...
Michelle Obama: Honors After-School arts projects that inspire youth

Michelle Obama: Honors After-School arts projects that inspire youth

In Muqqatum, a community on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, students at Alwan wa Awtar (Colors and Strings) can participate in a wide range...
Egypt: US still opposed to Israeli settlements?

Egypt: US still opposed to Israeli settlements?

Unites States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated that the Obama administration does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli West Bank settlements and...
Egypt-Algeria 2009 World Cup qualifiers: US$ 300,000 per player?

Egypt-Algeria 2009 World Cup qualifiers: US$ 300,000 per player?

Egyptian football authorities are bent on leaving no stone unturned as they pamper their players with the hope of sailing through the 2010 World...
Egypt: Beyonce stirs political and religious debates ahead of concert

Egypt: Beyonce stirs political and religious debates ahead of concert

If there is one thing that could unite the muslims and Christians of Egypt, it is unlikely to be the raunchy dress style of...
Middle East Peace Process: Hillary Clinton disappoints the Arab League

Middle East Peace Process: Hillary Clinton disappoints the Arab League

Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state arrived Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, to meet ministers of the Arab League. Her agenda focuses on press freedom...
Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque in spotlight over niqab ban

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque in spotlight over niqab ban

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo is one of the oldest and most respected Sunni religious institutions in the world. It works hard to uphold the...
Egypt’s niqab ban a religious tug-of-war

Egypt’s niqab ban a religious tug-of-war

Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the al-Azhar mosque in Egypt, last Saturday ordered a schoolgirl to remove her niqab (Islamic veil), whilst visiting...