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African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast - Aid Group

[VOA] More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (AllAfrica)

Sudanese Social Media Activist Harassed in Egypt

[Radio Dabanga] Cairo -A Sudanese activist living in Cairo has been harassed by the Egyptian security service in an attempt to make him stop his writings on social media that are considered hostile to the government of President Omar Al Bashir. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Welcomes Egypt, Cameroon, Tunisia, Others As Competition Begins

[Guardian] The National Stadium, Abuja will come alive today when Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Morocco, Niger Republic, Cameroon, Guinea, Rwanda, Botswana, Congo, Nigeria and defending champions, Egypt converge to vie for honours in the 17th African U-21 Men's Volleyball Championship. The competition will end on September 20. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Beats Egypt 3-1, Qualifies for 2019 ITTF World Team Cup

[Guardian] 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. (AllAfrica)

Top Muslim Authority Condemns Harassment of Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -A statement by Egypt's highest religious authority denouncing sexual harassment could be a turning point in efforts to crack down on abuse against women, activists said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Messi Missing As FIFA Shortlists Ronaldo, Modric, Salah for Best Football Awards

[Guardian] For the first time in 11 years, Argentina Captain, Lionel Messi is not among the three players shortlisted by FIFA for the Best Football Awards. Rather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohammed Salah and winner of the UEFA Awards, Luka Modric have been listed as the final contestants for the awards, which is presented to the best footballer of the last season. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Egypt Clash As Africa Battles for 2019 World Team Cup Spots

[Guardian] Nigeria and Egypt will battle for bragging rights and places in the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup in Tokyo today in the finals of men and women team events of the 2018 ITTF African Championships holding in Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Egypt Are Top Seeds As Battles Begin for Tokyo 2019 Tickets

[This Day] The battle for Africa's sole slot in the men and women's events of the 2019 Tokyo World Team Cup begins today at the 2018 ITTF African Championship in Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Mo Salah Makes Three-Man Shortlist for FIFA Best Player Award

[This is Africa] Egypt and Liverpool's sensational striker Mohamed Salah has been nominated together with Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric for Best FIFA Men's Player. Congratulations to Salah on making it as a finalist on the three-man shortlist. (AllAfrica)

Egypt's President El-Sissi Ratifies Law to Monitor Social Media Users

[Deutsche Welle] Legislation approved in July has been signed into law by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that gives officials the right to monitor social media users in the country. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda 'Can Beat Anyone At African Karate Champs'

[New Times] Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Botswana are all top contenders that Rwanda will need to be wary of at the upcoming continental championships in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Songo Delay Masry Qualification With Late Equalizer

[CAF] Mozambican torchbearers, UD Songo came from behind to hold Al Masry of Egypt 1-1 in their Group B penultimate match on Sunday in Beira. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Battles Nigeria for Top Spot in Mauritius

[Leadership] Boosted by his second Arab Championship men's singles title, Egypt's Mohammed El-Beiali believes he will be a contender for the title at the 2018 ITTF African Championship holding in Mauritius on September 3 to 9. (AllAfrica)

FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1

[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th. (AllAfrica)

Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom

[HRW] Beirut -The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government also has issued new decrees to severely curtail freedom of expression. Security agencies and recently created government entities have added layers of censorship to silence criticism of the government on television and in movies, theaters, and books. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Prepares 4mw Solar Power Project for Uganda's Renewable Energy

[The Exchange] The business environment in Uganda is proving to be more conducive for investors with more investments lining up for a share of the economy. (AllAfrica)

Viral Video Lands Liverpool Striker Mohamed Salah in Hot Water

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Liverpool FC has referred a video allegedly depicting star player Mohamed Salah texting while driving to the Merseyside Police, The Independent reports. (AllAfrica)

No Justice for Rab'a Victims 5 Years On

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab'a Square in Cairo, Human Rights Watch said. Hundreds of protesters have been convicted under unfair charges in mass trials stemming from the protests. (AllAfrica)

Africa Has Lost a Giant: Professor Samir Amin

[TrustAfrica] On Sunday, 12 August 2018, shortly after 4pm (local) Professor Samir Amin passed away in a hospital in Paris, where he had been flown for emergency treatment at the end of July. (AllAfrica)

Coptic Christian Monk Held Over Killing of Bishop

[Deutsche Welle] One of the world's oldest Christian communities has been rocked by the apparent killing of one of its bishops. A disrobed monk has been taken into custody, and social media has been banned at the monastery. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Court Sentences 45 to Death Over Deadly Fight

[New Times] An Egyptian criminal court sentenced on Wednesday 45 people to death over killing three people in an armed fight in the coastal province of Alexandria. (AllAfrica)

The Us Is Right to Restore Aid to Egypt

[Citizen] Reports of Islamic State's demise are premature. While its core territory in Syria and Iraq is nearly gone, it maintains at least eight branches operating from Nigeria to Pakistan. Of these, the group's presence in Egypt's strategic Sinai Peninsula is arguably most worrisome, as sustained operations from there could undermine Egypt's internal security, threaten regional allies such as Israel and Jordan, and disrupt shipping through the Suez Canal. (AllAfrica)

Record-Breaking Keeper El Hadary Retires at 45

[Capital FM] Cairo, Egypt -Veteran Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary has retired from international duty aged 45, after breaking the record for oldest player to appear at a World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Egypt, Sudan to Create Joint Media Code of Honour

[Radio Dabanga] Cairo / Khartoum -The Egyptian ambassador to Khartoum, Osama Shaltout, announced the creation of a Media Code of Honour between Sudan and Egypt, which is expected to be signed soon. (AllAfrica)

Govt Makes First Beef Export to Egypt

[Monitor] Uganda has made its maiden beef export to Egypt shipping 50 tonnes of the commodity to the Middle Eastern country. (AllAfrica)

Govt Makes First Beef Export to Egypt

[Monitor] Uganda has made its maiden beef export to Egypt shipping 50 tonnes of the commodity to the Middle Eastern country. (AllAfrica)

Pan-African Fibre Network to Stretch from Cape to Cairo

[CIO] Liquid Telecom, and Telecom Egypt, announced at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa's terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt. (AllAfrica)

A Case of Donkeys Earning Their Stripes? - Photos of 'Fake Zebras' Go Viral

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cairo's International Garden municipal park has faced criticism after photographs of one of its zebra exhibits went viral, Snopes reports. Egyptian student Mahmoud Sarhan shared the images on social media, claiming that the zoo was trying to pass off donkeys painted with stripes as zebras. (AllAfrica)

Mohamed Salah Nominated for FIFA Best Player Award

[This is Africa] Egypt and Liverpool's sensational striker Mohamed Salah has been nominated for the FIFA best men's player of last season. Congratulations to Salah on making the 10-man shortlist. (AllAfrica)

Govt, Egypt to Boost Economic Cooperation

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al Sisi left Khartoum on Friday, after his first visit to Sudan since his recent election for a second term. (AllAfrica)