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Tensions escalate between Egypt, Ethiopia with no end in sight of Nile dam dispute

The Ethiopian delegate to the United Nations, Ambassador Taye Atske Selassie, has accused Egypt of unilaterally using Nile River waters. His charge comes as Cairo and Addis Ababa continue to have heated exchanges about control over the waters of the Nile after Ethiopia announced June 27 its plan to begin …

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Egypt tries to silence its critics in the United States by jailing their relatives

Five of Soltan’s relatives were forcibly taken by security forces from their homes last month, and his imprisoned father was interrogated. That came after Soltan filed a lawsuit in the United States against former Egyptian prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi, accusing him of overseeing the torture Soltan endured in prison.

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Death or jail: Egypt’s medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egyptian healthcare workers find themselves in a precarious position, with many forced to choose between risking their lives in the fight against Covid-19 and being arrested for voicing safety concerns or criticising the government’s handling of the public health crisis.

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