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Amnesty Slams 'Inhumane' Prison Conditions

[DW] Ten years after the Arab Spring uprising overthrew the former military-backed president, prisons in Egypt are just as bad as ever, Amnesty International has reported. (AllAfrica)

Punch Like a Muslim Woman - an Egyptian-Danish Boxer Breaking Many Stereotypes

[IPS] New Delhi, India -- As a Muslim woman born and brought up in Denmark, Nadia Helmy Ahmed broke many stereotypes when she started boxing at the age of 15. "Back then it was not common for girls to take up elite boxing, let alone common for Muslim girls, I used to be the only girl in my gym, along with ten others boys," said Nadia to IPS News. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -- Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice (AllAfrica)

EFG Hermes Gains Top Spot At Kenya, Nigerian Stock Exchange

[This Day] Egyptian Financial Group Hermes Holding, EFG Hermes, has been ranked first on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and second by value traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, highlighting the significant strides made in both Sub-Saharan Africa's western and eastern financial hubs. (AllAfrica)

Two Journalists Resurface in Court After Disappearing for Days

[RSF] Two journalists have disappeared in a similar manner this month in Egypt only to reappear many days later when they were brought before a court and placed in pre-trial detention. Treating journalists like this is unacceptable and violates international law, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. (AllAfrica)

Open Letter to the European Union and Its Member States On Egypt

[HRW] Dear High Representative, (AllAfrica)

Water Crisis Extends Beyond Impact of Ethiopia's Nile Dam

[African Arguments] The long negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia on the terms under which the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be filled and operated have shown little sign so far of agreement. (AllAfrica)

Women Jailed Over Tiktok Posts to Face Trafficking Charges

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The women had expected to be freed, but will now stay in prison pending another trial (AllAfrica)

Billion-Dollar Soviet Project, the Aswan Dam, Turns 50

[RFI] Fifty years after Nile River flooding was brought under control by the Aswan High Dam, the billion-dollar project is still revered as a fountain of life - generating huge amounts of electricity and bringing water to both Egypt and Sudan. (AllAfrica)

The New Face of Parliament - an 83-Year-Old Woman Lawmaker

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Farida El Choubachy has become the first woman to preside over the opening session of Egypt's parliament in 42 years (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Court Orders Two Female Tiktok Stars Be Freed From Jail

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The social media influencers were jailed for violating family morals and posting indecent videos (AllAfrica)

No End to Escalating Repression

[HRW] Beirut -- Authorities Punish Critics, Close Civic Space with Impunity (AllAfrica)

2VP Invites Egyptian Company to Consider Investing in Zanzibar

[Daily News] The Second Vice-President, Hemed Suleiman Abdalla has invited Samcrete, an Egyptian company, to invest in Zanzibar, promising a conducive environment for investment in any project they wish to establish in the islands. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Dam Negotiations in Deadlock

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- A digital meeting of the Sudanese, Egyptian and Ethiopian ministers of Foreign Affairs and Water Resources yesterday failed to reach agreement on a formula to continue negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. (AllAfrica)

PM Asserts Necessity of Providing Strategic Stocks of Various Commodities

[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli asserted on Monday the necessity of offering various commodities for citizens, and providing strategic stocks in order to avoid any emergencies especially amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, while at the same time working to control market prices. (AllAfrica)

Emergency Fund, Umbrella Insurance for Expats Under Migration Bill - Makram

[Egypt Online] Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Nabila Makram on Monday said the immigration bill entails establishing an emergency fund, providing umbrella insurance as well ensuring rapid intervention to offer support for Egyptian expats during crises. (AllAfrica)

Maait to MSMEs - Simplified Tax Based On Volume of Business

[Egypt Online] Finance Minister Mohammed Maait on Monday said the law of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) development entails several tax incentives like the simplified tax system, which is based on the volume of sales or business. (AllAfrica)

States Must Join Hands to Resolve Regional Issues

[Nation] For many years, the peace and security in the Horn of Africa has remained delicate due to lack of a binding collective action by the member states, who share the region's prosperity. (AllAfrica)

Egypt to Take Part in 6-Way Talks On Renaissance Dam

[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati will be taking part in six-way negotiations with their counterparts from Sudan and Ethiopia via video conference later on Sunday 10/1/2021. (AllAfrica)

Egypt, Netherlands Cooperate to Develop Minya's Beni Hassan Ancient Area

[Egypt Online] A delegation of the Tourism Ministry and the Dutch Institute here toured on Sunday 10/1/2021 Beni Hassan ancient area in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya in preparation for developing tourist services there. (AllAfrica)

PM - Political Leadership Gives Directives to Facilitate Receiving Complaints From Citizens

[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli asserted on Sunday 10/1/2021 that the unified governmental complaint mechanism has created a good link between the government and the citizen, reiterating that it should be working on highest standards to respond and solve problems of citizens upon directives of the political leadership. (AllAfrica)

Environmental Body Launches Inspection Campaigns in Beheira

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Environmental Affaires Agency (EEAA) regional office in Beheira Governorate launched a wide-scale campaign to regulate traffic and monitor factories violations. (AllAfrica)

Planning Minister Announces Launch of IPOs of Ni Capital

[Egypt Online] Planning Minister Hala el Saeid has announced the launch of initial public offerings (IPOs) of NI Capital, an investment arm of the National Investment Bank, whose board she also chairs. (AllAfrica)

Jordanian FM to Participate Monday in Cairo Meeting On Mideast Peace Process

[Egypt Online] Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi is scheduled to participate in a quadripartite ministerial meeting on Monday in Cairo, held in the framework of the Munich Group, which includes the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, Germany, France and the European Union, Petra news agency reported. (AllAfrica)

3 Presidential Decrees Published in Official Gazette

[Egypt Online] The official gazette published Sunday presidential decree No. 726 of 2020 to issue a memorial medal on the Golden Jubilee of the Armored Corps. (AllAfrica)

Housing Minister - Construction Works At Nac's CBD About to Be Finalized

[Egypt Online] Housing Minister Essam el Gazzar said on Sunday 10/1/2021 that 53 floors of the Iconic Tower, Africa's tallest building with a height of about 400 meters, have been finalized and fronts of other towers are currently under construction in the Central Business District (CBD) at the New Administrative Capital. (AllAfrica)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Is It Practised?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The United States has strengthened a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) by imposing tougher penalties and making prosecutions easier - a step campaigners hope will bolster global efforts to eradicate the practice. (AllAfrica)

IMF - Egypt's Portfolio Flows 'Recovering'

[Egypt Online] Egypt's portfolio flows are recovering, with reported net inflows of more than $9 billion between June and October--following more than $15 billion in outflows during March/April-- reflecting attractive domestic yields with 90-day T-bills at around 13.5 percent, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Reports 1219 New Coronavirus Cases, 54 Deaths, 800 Recoveries

[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said Wednesday that 1,219 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 146,809. (AllAfrica)

GERD Meeting to Resume On Sunday

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The trilateral meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will resume on Sunday January 10, 2021 when experts from the three countries are expected to present identified common positions and differences, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

'Be Prepared' - With Water Scarcer, Govt Pushes Farmers to Use Much Less

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With Nile water insufficient and now in question, the government is mandating a switch to water-saving drip and sprinkler irrigation (AllAfrica)