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Maiden Intra-African Trade Fair held in Egypt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) to be held on the continent was held in Cairo, Egypt, between Dec.11-17, with the President of the African Export-Import Bank, Prof. Benedict Oramah, calling for the implementation of initiatives that will add meaning to that African Continental Free …

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Egypt security forces kill 14 militants in Sinai

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian security forces have killed 14 Islamist militants in an exchange of fire in the country’s turbulent northern Sinai region, the interior ministry said Sunday. The militants were under surveillance ahead of security forces raiding their hideout in the town of El-Arish, the ministry said …

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Egypt court orders release of anti-sex abuse activist

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the release of a rights activist jailed since May after she criticised sexual harassment in the country in a video posted online, her lawyer said. The decision to free Amal Fathi came as her husband Mohamed Lotfy, also a …

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Egypt curbs sale of yellow vests

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian authorities have unofficially restricted the sale of “yellow vest”, traders in Cairo told AFP Tuesday, signalling fears of possible protests inspired by those in France. The move comes ahead of the eighth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Egypt’s longtime president Hosni Mubarak …

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Egypt’s Sisi opens first arms exhibition in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, with hundreds of companies exhibiting. Sisi cut the ribbon along with French Defence Minister Florence Parly to open Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2018), held on the outskirts of the capital. …

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