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Govt Bans Ailing NUP/DBA Leader From Travelling to Cairo

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday the security services banned lawyer Mohamed Abdellah El Doma, the co-president of the National Umma Party (NUP) and chairman of Darfur Bar Association (DBA) from traveling to Cairo for medical treatment, and confiscated his passport. (AllAfrica)

Simba Fail to Crack Al Masry

[Daily News] Simba face monumental task to progress into the next round of CAF Confederation Cup after being held to a 2-2 draw by Egyptian side, Al Masry at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, yesterday. (AllAfrica)

IFC and Partners Ring the Bell for Gender Inclusion and Women Empowerment in Egypt

[PR Newswire] Cairo -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Egyptian Exchange, UN Women, Global Compact Network in Egypt, the National Council for Women, and the Egyptian Institute of Directors, is hosting a conference to raise awareness on the importance of advancing gender equality and increasing women's participation in the economy. (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Prosecutors Seek Death Sentence for Photographer

[RSF] Prosecutors have requested a death sentence for Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist known as Shawkan who has been held for four and a half years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the complete disproportionality of the proposed sentence and reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release (AllAfrica)

In Egypt, Police Arrest Two Journalists for 'Filming Without a License'

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28. (AllAfrica)

President Delivers Official Protest Over BBC Report On Enforced Disappearance

[Egypt Online] Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Diaa Rashwan on Tuesday 6/3/2018 handed over an official protest to head of the BBC's Cairo Bureau Safaa Faisal over a BBC report aired in English on February 24 and 25, including huge professional mistakes on alleged torture of opponents and cases of enforced disappearances in Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Bashtobji Reaffirms in Cairo Tunisia's Constant Commitment to Bolster Joint Arab Action

[Tunis Afrique Presse] State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sabri Bashtobji reaffirmed Tunisia's constant commitment to boost the joint Arab action by completing the Arab League reform, laying emphasis on the need to redouble efforts to re-activate the Arab countries' role in addressing their own problems and speed up the political settlement of crises. (AllAfrica)

Shrok Yahya - a Female Egyptian Artist Stuns With Hyper-Realistic Portraits

[This is Africa] The continent is full of young emerging talent such as Egyptian artist Shrok Yahya, who would unfortunately remain in obscurity if it wasn't for social media and the exposure it affords everyone. (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Regime Turns Its Sights On Foreign Media

[RSF] After stifling the national media and censoring information on social networks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's regime has been stepping up its harassment of foreign media in the run-up to the presidential election that is to be held on 26-28 March. (AllAfrica)

Sisi Inquires After Abbas Over Phone

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi phoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to inquire after him, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement on Tuesday 6/3/2018. (AllAfrica)

Queen Nefertiti White? The World Begs to Differ

[This is Africa] There has been widespread reaction to the European features in a reconstruction of a mummy believed to be the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, the biological mother of King Tutankhamun. The question that is being asked is whether this is another case of historical 'whitewashing.' (AllAfrica)

Egypt Wins Six New Medals in Africa Fencing Championship in Lagos

[Egypt Online] Egypt's fencing team continued securing more medals in the 8th Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship, which kicked off on March 1. (AllAfrica)

Sharm El Sheikh International 2nd Film Festival

[Egypt Online] Culture Minister Inas Abdel Daim and North Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda inaugurated on Saturday the 2nd round of Sharm el Sheikh International Film Festival. (AllAfrica)

Sisi Hopes Huawei to Expand Operation in Egypt

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed on Saturday 3/3/2018 hope that Huawei Egypt would expand its activities and operations in the country. (AllAfrica)

UN Official Lauds Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Efforts

[Egypt Online] UN Under-Secretary for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov lauded Egypt's efforts to fight terrorism. (AllAfrica)

PM to Chair Governors' Council Meeting

[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will chair on Sunday 4/3/2018 a meeting of the governors' council to follow up the implementation of development projects in the country. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Burkina Faso

[Egypt Online] In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 3rd, the Arab Republic of Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that targeted the French Embassy, the French Cultural Center, and the army headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, killing some 35 people and injuring 90 others. (AllAfrica)

Govt Agency Calls On Officials, Elite to Boycott BBC

[Egypt Online] Based on the responsibilities entrusted to the State Information Service (SIS) as regards accredited foreign correspondents in Egypt and Egypt's image in international media, and in line with the internationally recognized journalistic and media professional standards, SIS Chairman Mr. Diaa Rashwan calls on all Egyptian officials and sectors of the Egyptian elite wishing to do so, to boycott conducting media interviews and meetings with BBC correspondents and editors until the BBC issues formal apology and (AllAfrica)

Sisi, Saudi CP Take Cruise in Suez Canal

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman took a cruise in the Suez Canal on Monday 5/3/2018. (AllAfrica)

Egypt's Yathreb Adel Wins Salt Lake City Open Squash 2018

[Egypt Online] Egyptian squash player Yathreb Adel won the Salt Lake City Open Squash 2018, which was held in Utah, the US. (AllAfrica)

EOHR Strongly Condemns the Arrest of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh

[EOHR] The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the recent detention of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh and photographer Ahmed Mostafa in Alexandria. Al Sabagh and Mostafa were arrested for making an investigative video report with a number of Tram inspectors near Masr train Station in Al Manshia district of Alexandria. The police arrested them and referred them to the prosecution and the prosecutor charged Al Sabagh and Mostafa of possessing recording equipment with the aim (AllAfrica)

Pope Tawadros to Receive Saudi CP

[Egypt Online] Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese is due to receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the Cathedral of St. Mark on Monday 5/3/2018. (AllAfrica)

President Sisi Receives Saudi CP

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is due to receive on Sunday 4/3/2018 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Bin Salman is set to visit Egypt for three days in his 1st foreign tour since he became Crown Prince. (AllAfrica)

Armed Forces - 10 Takfiris Killed in Sinai

[Egypt Online] The Armed Forces have killed ten takfiris and arrested 245 terrorist suspects and criminals within the course of the Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 (COS 2018). (AllAfrica)

Egypt's Top Prosecutor Orders Authorities to Monitor Media for "Fake News"

[CPJ] New York -Egyptian authorities should immediately cease their intimidation campaign against independent news outlets, and let journalists report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Kenyans Hope to Stop Strong Egyptian Rivals

[Nation] Kenya's representatives Sejal Thakkar and Brian Mutua are ready to take on Africa's big wigs when the ITTF Continental Cup serves off on Thursday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Adds Several Islamic State Affiliates to Terror List

[VOA] The U.S. State Department on Tuesday branded seven Islamic State groups from around the world and two of its leaders as terrorists in an effort to cut off any financial support they may have been getting from within the United States. (AllAfrica)

Huge Dam Causes Worry in Egypt

[VOA] Egypt was once called the "gift of the Nile" by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. But today, more than 2,000 years later, Egyptians fret about the existential threat of a faraway dam to their water supply. (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Singer Jailed for Insulting the Nile

[Deutsche Welle] An Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to prison for suggesting that drinking from the Nile leads to a parasitic illness. It's the latest case against artists in the country. (AllAfrica)

Arrests Escalate Ahead of Unfair Elections

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities carried out a series of arbitrary arrests in late January and February, 2018, in an escalating crackdown against political opposition, Human Rights Watch said today. Among those arrested is Abd al-Moniem Abu al-Fotouh, a 2012 presidential candidate and the head of the Strong Egypt Party. (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Journalist 'Disappears' in Custody

[CAJ News] Cairo -MEDIA rights groups are worried about the whereabouts of a journalist arrested after published allegations of the military's involvement in the Egyptian revolution in 2011. (AllAfrica)