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Africa’s largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris, France | AFP | Ethiopia’s construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply. As the neighbours and Sudan met in Washington Wednesday for mediated talks on the potential conflict flashpoint, here …

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Trump says talks on controversial Nile dam ‘went well’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had hosted successful talks in the White House with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial dam being built on the Nile. Trump was mediating in a dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the huge …

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Egypt, Ethiopia to meet in Washington over Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that his country would take part in mediated talks in Washington next month over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia “will meet in the United States on 6 November… to break the deadlock in …

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US intervenes in Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute

Egypt says accepts US invite to meet on Nile dam dispute Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt has accepted a US invitation for a meeting with Sudan and Ethiopia over a protracted Nile dam dispute, the foreign ministry said. The meeting, to be held in Washington, would bring together foreign …

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EGYPT: Anti-Sisi protests break out, several arrested

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported. Dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square — the epicentre of the 2011 …

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Salah says Egypt must learn from Cup of Nations failure

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt star Mohamed Salah said the team would try to learn from their mistakes after the Africa Cup of Nations hosts suffered an embarrassing last-16 exit. The Pharaohs were billed as chief title contenders on home soil, having won three of four previous editions as hosts, …

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Uganda Cranes back, Museveni to host them Monday

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will host Uganda Cranes Monday, after a bitter-sweet 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt. Uganda reached the knockout stage for the first time since 1978, but a players’ strike, and the resignation of coach Sebastian Desabre have clouded what was supposed to be …

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Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The president of the Egyptian Football Association Hani Abou Rida resigned late Saturday and “sacked” his technical team after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations. The decision had been “a moral obligation” said the Egyptian FA in a statement after …

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We must get sharp at goal – Desabre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes has qualified for the round of 16 at the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Although the Cranes lost 2-0 to hosts Egypt on Sunday night, Zimbabwe’s 4-0 loss top DR Congo in the other Group A game meant …

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