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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Yassine Abdel Sabour, the first MP for the Nubian people in the new Egyptian parliament

    EGYPT, 2016/01/10 The initial deputy for the Nubians in Egypt’s parliament, Yassine Abdel Sabour, is well-aware of the weight on his shoulders to deliver and achieve the demands of his people, who claim that the national has neglected Nubians for 120 years. In an interview , he underscores a lot of of the problems Nubians suffer from, mainly health and sanitation issues, and the desire of the Nubian people to achieve their historical request to return to the banks of the Aswan High Dam. He as well expressed his fears of the demise of the Nubian language and criticized the national for overlooking the history and achievements of Nubians in public education curricula.
  • Egypt: Officer, conscript killed in Giza

    EGYPT, 2016/01/10 An Egyptian police officer and a conscript were killed Saturday morning next they were shot dead by two unknown assailants in Giza. Colonel Ali Ahmed of Giza traffic department was leaving his home, and his driver was waiting for him inside a police vehicle, at the same time as two armed men opened fire at them and hurled Molotov Cocktail at the car.
  • Arab Youth Survey Report 2015

    BAHRAIN, 2015/04/25 Confidence part Arab youth that the Arab Spring would bring positive change across the region is declining and as a result they are uncertain whether democracy could ever work in the Middle East. This is the headline finding of the 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey released today. - Arab youth see the rise of ISIS as the biggest obstacle facing the region - Youth are keen to start their own business as concerns about unemployment continue - The UAE remains the majority popular country to live in and emulate and Saudi Arabia is viewed as the region’s biggest ally - A lot of view the Arabic language as central to their identity but believe it is losing its price to English
  • Egypt pitches sub-Saharan Africa on revitalised ties

    EGYPT, 2015/03/28 Over the last two years, Egypt has made efforts to rehabilitate its political image as an African rather than a solely Arab national. That sales pitch appears be working to deepen economic ties with its sub-Saharan neighbours. During a March 2015 investment conference in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt’s government leaned on its powerful Arab sponsors for financial support. But a key sideshow was the strong turn out by a who's who of Sub-Saharan African heads of national, high ranking ministers and officials. The message Egyptian officials were keen to push was that an investment in Egypt is, once again, as well an investment in Africa.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Egypt: Measures to Protect Citizens Comply With International Law

    EGYPT, 2014/11/09 The Egyptian Foreign Ministry stressed that all measures taken by the government to fasten Egyptians along the borders with Gaza during the current anti-terror war run in line with the Egyptian law, international humanitarian law and human rights principles. There is no need to insinuate anything rather than that, Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Adel Atti said in a statement. Abdel Atti was responding to statements by the spokesman of UN chief Ban Ki-moon during a press conference on Wednesday on Egypt's measures to protect citizens along the borders.
  • Egypt: Sisi Africa's Most Influential Leader - Forbes

    EGYPT, 2014/11/09 President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has been selected as Africa's most influential leader according to Forbes's inventory of the world's 72 most powerful people. Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again chosen by Forbes as the world's most-powerful person, heading off US President Barack Obama who came in the 2nd place. The magazine reported that its selection of President Al-Sisi was due to his eminent role in the stability of Egypt.
  • The European Union (EU) will this week resume the deployment of its electoral observation mission in Egypt,

    EGYPT, 2014/05/25 The European Union (EU) will this week resume the deployment of its electoral observation mission in Egypt, next a three-week suspension, according to official sources. EU had announced the deployment of the observation mission only in the city of Cairo, following a disagreement between the European observers, by presently on ground, and the Egyptian authorities. As the EU observers were operating on the ground, the Egyptian security officials had banned the entry and use on the Egyptian territory of communication equipment, inclunding satellite telephones, cameras and huge security equipment. But the disagreement was resolved, Egyptian diplomatic sources said in Brussels.
  • New Egyptian PM seeks dialogue, end to division

    EGYPT, 2013/07/21 The Egyptian interim premier called for reverting back to dialogue between the country’s political parties amid rising tension following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi. “Presently I see we have to return to harmony. Divisions cannot last,” Hazem al-Beblawi said in an interview with national television The Muslim Brotherhood – from which Mursi hails – has denounced the overthrow of the Islamist leader and labeled is a military coup. It has repeatedly stated that it will not engage in any dialogue until Mursi is reinstated, a move the army said will not accept.