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Court sentences Egypt activist who slammed sexual harassment
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Court sentences Egypt activist who slammed sexual harassment

An Egyptian court Saturday handed a two-year suspended jail sentence to a woman human rights activist arrested in May after posting a video criticising sexual harassment in Egypt, her lawyer said. An Egyptian court Saturday handed a two-year suspended jail sentence to a woman human rights activist arrested in May […]

Egypt sentences 75 to death but photojournalist to be free ‘in days’
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Egypt sentences 75 to death but photojournalist to be free ‘in days’

This picture shows detainees inside the soundproof glass dock of the courtroom during the trial of 700 defendants including Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, in the capital Cairo, on September 8, 2018. An Egyptian court on September 8 handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist […]

Nigeria beats Egypt 3-1, qualifies for 2019 ITTF World Team Cup
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Nigeria beats Egypt 3-1, qualifies for 2019 ITTF World Team Cup

Table tennis Nigeria’s men team yesterday at the on-going ITTF African Championships in Mauritius defeated Egypt 3-1 to book their place in the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup. The World Team Cup will be hosted by Japan next year. The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun fought […]

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Man throws explosive device by US embassy in Cairo

A man was arrested on Tuesday after throwing a homemade explosive device close to the US embassy in Cairo, Egyptian security and judicial sources said. The device exploded in front of concrete blocks guarding the entrance to the complex which contains the embassy. The heavily fortified US embassy is near […]

Egypt, Nigeria vie for ITTF World Team Cup spot
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Egypt, Nigeria vie for ITTF World Team Cup spot

Aruna Quadri Egypt’s Mohammed El-Beiali will spearhead his country’s campaign for the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Championship title against archrival, Nigeria, holding between September 3 and 9 in Mauritius. The Egyptian, who steps in in the absence of his compatriot and Africa’s number two seed, Omar Assar, […]

2019: Be vigilant, don’t return Nigeria to Egypt – Lai Mohammed
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2019: Be vigilant, don’t return Nigeria to Egypt – Lai Mohammed

[File] Nigeria's minister of Information Lai Mohammed AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians to resist the temptation of voting for those who will return the country to throes of massive looting, come 2019 elections. Mohammed made the appeal […]

Egypt president approves law tightening internet controls
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Egypt president approves law tightening internet controls

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the internet in the country, the […]

Egypt’s Coptic pope quits ‘waste of time’ Facebook
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Egypt’s Coptic pope quits ‘waste of time’ Facebook

Pope Tawadros II. Photo: prweb The head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, has shut down his Facebook page, saying it was a “waste of time”, after the church ordered monks off social media. State-run Al-Ahram newspaper said on Saturday that Tawadros’s decision was in line with a dozen […]