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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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Mubarak dies at 91 but his legacy lives on: Corruption, impunity, brutality

When former President Hosni Mubarak was acquitted of corruption in January 2015, analysts had already predicted it as a foregone conclusion. For many it was evidence that the deep state existed. The deep state is a phrase that would regularly become associated with Egyptian politics after the 2011 revolution. Sadat, …

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Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy

Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …

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GERD negations not fast enough, no real pressure on concerned countries: Sudan Irrigation Minister

Negotiations over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) agreement in the US are not quick because they should be finished 9 years ago, Sudanese Minister of Water and Irrigation Yasser Abbas told Daily News Egypt, during a press briefing on Nile Day in Khartoum.

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Has Egypt succeeded in calming situation on Gaza border?

In an attempt to ease the tensions flaring up on the borders between Israel and the Gaza Strip since mid-January, Egyptian intelligence resumed its mediation between Hamas and Israel on Feb. 10. The escalation came after Palestinian groups launched incendiary balloons and rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel, and …

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Why is Egypt seeking African military force?

During the African Union (AU) Summit in Ethiopia Feb. 9, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put forward a proposal to hold an African summit aimed at establishing a joint African military force to combat terrorism. “The most important challenges facing Africa the past year — during which Egypt chaired the …

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Sources: US-proposed GERD deal sets Ethiopia water release at 37 bcm, major disputes remain

A draft agreement prepared by the United States and the World Bank regarding the construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is expected to be sent to Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Monday, according to a source in an international development organization close to the talks. The …

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