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Why Egypt is now getting involved in South Sudan

On Nov. 16, after four consecutive meetings with all concerned parties, the Cairo “Declaration of Unification” of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) was signed at the headquarters of the Egyptian General Intelligence under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. The parties agreed that …

UN lawyer warns Egypt over closure of churches

Fellow of the UN High Commissioner for Minority Affairs, Joseph Malak, sent an official warning on Sunday to Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as well as ministries of interior, local development, parliamentarian affairs and governor of Alexandria, calling on them to cancel the decisions that ordered the closure of churches in Egypt.

Shoukry expresses Egypt’s concerns regarding situation in Middle East, discrimination in Europe

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed Sunday Egypt’s concern regarding the situation in the Middle East as well as the increase of discrimination against racial and religious minorities in Europe, including Muslims and Arabs, and the spread of hatred speech in both the political and media rhetoric.

‘No political prisoners in Egypt,’ insists Sisi – despite jailing hundreds of protesters

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was welcomed in Paris on Tuesday amid pressure by rights groups for France’s leader Macron to denounce the North African country’s repressive regime.

Egypt backtracks on opening Gaza border

Egyptian authorities announced yesterday that they had decided to postpone the opening of the Rafah border with the Gaza Strip after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province, according to the Palestinian Information Centre.