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Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, state media reported today. No list of names was immediately available, but the prisoners to be released include 25 women and “a large number of youth jailed in cases involving protesting and gathering,” state news agency MENA reported, without specifying how […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

The Algerian army has put its air and ground forces on high alert after Egyptian air force planes carried out  six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, on Friday, local newspaper Al-Bilad reported. The Algerian air force began aerial reconnaissance flights, while the ground forces intensified observation points on the eastern border with […]

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

The 14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile have failed. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said on Tuesday that some remaining unresolved points will be discussed later, without announcing the date and place of the new meeting. The ministry pointed out […]

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted that the Egyptian air force now has […]

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

The expulsion of two Sudanese journalists from Egypt, at the beginning of this week, has further heightened the diplomatic and political tensions that have reached an almost uncontrollable frenzy in the past two months. Al-Tahir Satti, a columnist at Al-Intibah daily newspaper was deported after being told his name appeared on a “no entry” blacklist […]

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

Lawyer sentenced to 10 years in prison for ‘insulting’ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Lawyer sentenced to 10 years in prison for ‘insulting’ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

A court in Alexandria has sentenced lawyer Mohamed Ramadan to 10 years in prison, five years of house arrest and a five-year ban on using the internet after he was found guilty of insulting the state president, news agencies have reported. The sentence was issued in absentia and is, said Ramadan’s lawyer Mohamed Hafiz, a […]

Russia accuses Britain of backing Egypt Coptic church terror attack

Russia accuses Britain of backing Egypt Coptic church terror attack

In a stormy day at the United Nations, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN accused Britain of supporting terrorist organisations, and directly linked their alleged support to the attacks on Coptic Christian churches earlier in the week. Vladimir Safronkov, Moscow’s envoy to the United Nations, accused Britain of supporting organisations who “kill Christians” all over the […]

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