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Egypt Favourite to Host 2019 Afcon

[Vanguard] Egypt, the land of Pyramids is the likely host for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, CAF sources have hinted and by all indications the rest of the continent could be heading back to that football crazy nation next year. (AllAfrica)

UN Working Group Says Egyptian Journalist's Detention Is Arbitrary

[RSF] In response to a referral by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has recognized that Hisham Gaafar, an Egyptian journalist and human rights defender, has been held arbitrarily since October 2015. RSF is concerned for his health and reiterates its call for his immediate release. (AllAfrica)

Investors Seal U.S.$32.6 Billion Deals At Cairo Intra-African Trade Fair

[Premium Times] Organisers of the maiden Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2018) said deals valued at about $32.6 billion were successfully sealed by various investors who participated in the seven day event. (AllAfrica)

IATF/2018 - Angolan Companies in Cairo to Lure Investments

[ANGOP] Cairo -An Angolan delegation made up by 60 companies arrived on Monday in Cairo to take part in the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF/2018) going from 11-17 December in, Egypt. (AllAfrica)

2019 Afcon - South Africa or Egypt? CAF Set to Decide

[Vanguard] Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that South Africa and Egypt have submitted their bids to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals. (AllAfrica)

4400 Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

[Guardian] Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a tomb which they say is the final resting place of a high priest undiscovered for 4400 years. (AllAfrica)

Al-Bashir Affirms Strengthening Sudanese-Egyptian Relations

[SNA] President of the Republic, Feld Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to enhance and strengthening the deeply rooted and strategic relations between Sudan and Egypt for the interest of the peoples of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Egypt Review Co-Operation Agreements

[ANGOP] Cairo -A technical team was set up last Wednesday, in Cairo, to review the co-operation accords between Angola and Egypt, whose signing go back to the year 1983. (AllAfrica)

UN - Act On Reprisals By Egypt

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN special rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today. (AllAfrica)

Africa 2018 Forum Underway in Egypt

[Ghanaian Times] Meeting of Africa Forum 2018 kicked off on Saturday in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh with the participation of a number of African leaders from the countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). (AllAfrica)

Liquid Telecom to Invest U.S.$400 Million in Egyptian Network Infrastructure

[Business for Africa] Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds ($400m US Dollars) in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centres. (AllAfrica)

4G Capital Launches NxtGen a New Credit Solution for Africa's Banking Industry

[Business for Africa] At the Africa 2018 Forum in Egypt, 4G Capital announced the launch of NxtGen, a new credit solution developed specifically for the banking industry that will help provide working capital credit to MSMEs across Africa. (AllAfrica)

Egypt 'Ify' Ufele

[Africa Renewal] African themes a standout in young designer's fashion line (AllAfrica)

Africa Readies for Business Forum 2018 in Egypt

[allAfrica] The Business Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaborations. This as Africa works on greater cooperation between African countries and easing the constraints that were present in the past. (AllAfrica)

National Beach Soccer Team Off to Egypt

[Daily News] NATIONAL Beach Soccer team left the country yesterday morning for Egypt ahead of the 2018 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations (BSAFCON), set to begin on Saturday to December 14th in Sharm El Sheikh. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Champions Jimma Aba Jifar Set Up Ahly Date

[CAF] Ethiopian champions Jimma Aba Jifar defeated ASAS Djibouti Telecom on aggregate score of 5-3 to cruise to the 1/16th round the Total CAF Champions League. (AllAfrica)

10 Africans Unsettled in the English Premier League - #6 Mo Elneny

[FirstTouch] Of course, it is nice to see the likes of Mo Salah, Percy Tau and Hakim Ziyech shine for their nations over the most recent international break but it also raises questions about some popular names who are finding themselves in sticky situations. There are a number of African players dubbed to be the next Sergio Ramos and Xavis of this world but are currently unsettled at club level. Their potential is endangered by their lack of game time. Here's a list of the XI players whose progress has stalled. What b (AllAfrica)

Govt. to Showcase Liberian Products

[NEWS] As part of efforts aimed at promoting Liberian owned businesses, the Liberian Government has announced several Liberian made products will be show cased at this year's Intra Cairo Trade Fair in Egypt, Commerce Minister Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh has disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Talks Held Between Sudanese and Egyptian Ministers of Defence

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn-Ouf, and the visiting Egyptian Minister of Defence, Lt. Gn. Mohamed Zaki, Sunday held talks at the premises of the Ministry of Defence and agreed on strengthening the bilateral relations at all levels and establishing strategic partnerships in the military cooperation field. (AllAfrica)

Egyptian Giants Al Ahly Sack Coach

[This Day] Eight-times African champions Al Ahly have sacked their coach Patrice Carteron after he fell just short of winning them a ninth crown. (AllAfrica)

Politics Stymie Religious Reform in Egypt's Coptic Church

[Chatham House] Internal opposition to Pope Tawadros's dealings with the Egyptian state could block his attempts to reach out to other churches. (AllAfrica)

Egypt - Mass Arrests of Lawyers, Activists

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian police and National Security Agency (NSA) forces have conducted a mass arrest campaign, rounding up at least 40 human rights workers, lawyers, and political activists since late October 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of those arrested were people who provided humanitarian and legal support to families of political detainees. (AllAfrica)

10 Findings About the Biggest Transport Challenges Facing Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Safety is the biggest concern for women using public and private transport in five of the world's biggest commuter cities, according to a global poll released on Thursday as improving city access for women becomes a major focus globally. (AllAfrica)

Safety and Time Are Women's Biggest Concerns About Transport

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -There is a growing concern that transport networks are magnets for sexual predators who use rush-hour crushes to hide behaviour and as an excuse if caught (AllAfrica)

Exiled Activist Surfaces in Detention

[HRW] Nairobi -Sudanese authorities have confirmed that they are holding a vocal critic of the government who was forcibly disappeared in Egypt in October, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan's national security authorities refused to provide information for weeks about the detention of the activist, Mohamed Boshi, but announced charges against him on November 8. (AllAfrica)

Shawkan Still in Prison Three Months After Completing Five-Year Term

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, who should have been freed after getting a five-year jail sentence in September because he had already been held arbitrarily for more than five years. Prosecutors now say he will be held until mid-February. (AllAfrica)

Business Opportunities in Tanzania Excite Egyptian Investors

[The Exchange] In 2017, according to Rand Merchant Bank Holdings (RMB) annual report, Egypt ranked as the top investment destination in Africa for 2018, dislodging its fellow competitor South Africa then for the first time in seven years. Morocco, Ethiopia, and Ghana fell behind in the pecking order but remained on the top spot. (AllAfrica)

Agreements That Favour Egypt's Rights to Nile Waters Are an Anachronism

[The Conversation Africa] Egypt has historically adopted an aggressive approach to the flow of the River Nile. Cairo considers the Nile a national security matter and statements continue to include threats of military action against Ethiopia should it interfere with the flow as set out in agreements signed in 1929 and another in 1959. (AllAfrica)

Al-Basher and Al-Sisi Review Strengthening of Relations

[SNA] Sharm Al-Sheikh -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Egyptian President, Adul-Fatah Al-Sisi, Tuesday held a closed-doo rmeeting followd by a joint talk session that included the delegations of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Malawi TV Personality Shines At World Youth Forum in Egypt

[Nyasa Times] Former Radio 2 FM Dj now MBC TV Anchor and Producer Dickie Shumba propularly known as the Diktator has emphasized the need to streighthen links between Africa and the Arab world for the benefit of youths in the two regions. (AllAfrica)

CAF Suspends Al Ahly Player Oualid Azaro For Two Matches

[CAF] On November 5, 2018, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Confédération Africaine de Football, Mr. Raymond Hack, ruled on the case below. (AllAfrica)