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Egypt, Sudan voice commitment to binding deal over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Tuesday expressed the two countries’ commitment to a binding deal over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the President’s office said in a statement. …

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Egyptian, South African leaders discuss Ethiopia’s Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt  | XINHUA |    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received on Wednesday a phone call from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, during which they discussed the Ethiopian grand hydropower dam built on the Nile River, said the Egyptian presidency in a statement. Sisi reiterated Egypt’s stance regarding the Grand …

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Egypt’s female TikTok influencers in the state’s crosshairs

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Young Egyptian women with thousands of followers each on the popular TikTok app have become the latest target of state authorities who accuse them of spreading “immorality” in society. Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014, hundreds of journalists, activists, lawyers and intellectuals …

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Egypt blames Ethiopia for stalling Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi strongly rebuked Ethiopia on Tuesday, accusing Addis Ababa of stalling negotiations over a mega-dam being built on the Nile and moving ahead with plans to start filling the reservoir before reaching a deal. “A timeline must be set to finish up negotiations, so it does …

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Egypt reopens slowly to revive pandemic-hit economy

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s economy had just started to recover after years of political turmoil and militant attacks when the coronavirus crisis hit, impacting especially its vital tourism sector. Now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government has loosened a strict curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an …

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Ethiopia chides US for ‘undiplomatic’ role in Nile dam talks

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  The United States has been “undiplomatic” in its role facilitating talks between three countries on the Nile River over a giant dam, Ethiopia said on Tuesday, but promised to continue negotiations. The US has been enabling talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand …

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Cairo’s green lung razed for roads to new desert capital

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  In the traffic-choked megacity of Cairo, the historic Heliopolis district has long stood out for its leafy boulevards, but now construction crews are cutting new highways through it and uprooting its century-old trees. As Egypt with its burgeoning population nears the milestone of 100 million people, …

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