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Strikes on Gaza border alarm Egypt as Rafah crossing closed

Egypt on Tuesday moved to prevent a mass exodus from the besieged Gaza Strip into its Sinai Peninsula as Israeli bombardment prevented crossing at the Rafah border crossing, which is the Palestinian enclave’s main exit point, Gaza officials and Egyptian security sources said.

Crisis of Egypt truckers stuck on border with Sudan persists

The plight of Egyptian truck drivers stranded on the country’s border with Sudan has persisted for almost three months, a crisis reportedly marred by Egypt’s “official indifference” and the bureaucracy of the Sudanese side, resulting in the death of at least 15 truckers.

Egypt’s visa restrictions split up thousands of Sudanese families fleeing war

The ongoing war in Sudan has caused tens of thousands of civilians to flee to neighbouring countries. Most of them made their way to Egypt, which allowed women, children and the elderly to cross at a snail’s pace, but many men were turned back for visas.

EU, Egypt sign border control agreement to reduce migration

The European Union signed an agreement with Egypt on Sunday for the first phase of an 80 million-euro border management program, a statement from the EU delegation in Cairo said, at a time when Egyptian migration to Europe has been rising, reported Reuters.