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2017-04-24 Sudanese Journalists Union Denounces Arrest and Deportation of Sudanese Journalist From Cairo, Egypt
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Journalists Union on Sunday expressed its regret over the arrest, detention, denial to enter Cairo and deportation of a Sudanese Journalist, Tahir Sati, who was accompanying his sick wife for medical treatment.

2017-04-24 Sudanese Columnist Deported From Egyptian Airport
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The General Journalists' Union and the Sudanese Journalists' Network strongly condemn the detention of Sudanese journalist and writer El Tahir Sati for hours at Cairo International Airport today.

2017-04-17 KCCA Eject Egypt's Al Masry From Confederations Cup
[Observer] Uganda's Premier League Champions KCCA FC on Saturday night ejected Egypt's Al Masry to qualify for the group stage (last 16) of the CAF Total Confederations Cup.

2017-04-16 Former Minister Sentenced to 7-years for Corruption
[Al Jazeera] An Egyptian court has sentenced former interior minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail for corruption.

2017-04-16 Increased Security As Copts Attend Easter Services
[Deutsche Welle] Tight security and grief have cast a shadow on Easter Mass services for Egypt's Coptic Christians just days after 45 people died in twin church bombings. The militant "Islamic State" group claimed the Palm Sunday blasts.

2017-04-18 Sudan Ambassador to Cairo Welcomes Visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister and Calls for Speeding Up Partnership
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan Ambassador to Egypt, Abdul-Mahmoud Abdul-Halim, has welcomed the visit of the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Samih Shukri, next Thursday to Khartoum to participate in meetings of the joint Sudanese - Egyptian consultative committee.

2017-04-14 Why Egypt Should Join the Consensus On Shared Use of Nile Waters
[Monitor] There are eleven countries that have a legitimate claim to the waters of River Nile, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. The first nine are the riparian countries, which generate the waters flowing along this ancient river, whose source for thousands of years remained a mystery. The Sudan and Egypt are the countries that benefit most from the Nile.

2017-04-14 Ethiopia's History-Changing Dam
[Ethiopian Herald] We have an ancient hymn that Egypt sing in praise of the Nile River. A Hymn to the Nile, recorded in Papyrus Sallier II runs like this:

2017-04-14 Pope to Visit Egypt Despite Bombings
[CISA] Vatican City -Pope Francis' trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as planned, despite terrorist attacks which killed more than 43 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in the country, the Vatican has said.

2017-04-13 Govt Should Confirm Detention of Missing Palestinians
[HRW] Jerusalem -Egyptian authorities should immediately disclose whether they are or were holding four Palestinian men from Gaza affiliated with Hamas whose whereabouts are unknown, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Interior Minister Magdy Abd al-Ghaffar. The Palestinians were taken away by armed men after crossing from Gaza to Egypt nearly 20 months ago.

2017-04-13 KCCA Goalkeeper Ochan Not Bothered By Egyptian History
[Monitor] Kampala -Geoffrey Sserunkuma, and lately Derrick Nsibambi have hogged the headlines for spearheading KCCA's excursions both domestically and internationally.

2017-04-12 State of Emergency May Act to Further Silence Press
[CPJ] Hours after two bombs ripped through packed Palm Sunday services in Coptic Churches in Alexandria and Tanta on April 9, killing nearly 50 people, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency. The measure is in many ways an extension of what has already been in place in parts of the Sinai Peninsula since 2014, and a further sign of Sisi's determination to control the flow of information in the country.

2017-04-14 Holy See Releases Program of Pope's Trip to Egypt
[CISA] Vatican City -The Vatican has released the itinerary for Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt on April 28-29.

2017-04-12 Horrific Palm Sunday Bombings
[HRW] Beirut -The suicide bombings at two Egyptian churches on April 9, 2017, that killed at least 45 people are a terrifying reminder of the escalating threats facing Egypt's Christian minority, Human Rights Watch said today. Two parishioners and a pastor at one of the churches told Human Rights Watch that police protection at the church gate was inadequate and may have allowed the bomber to enter.

2017-04-12 Mutyaba to Travel but Awany Still Side-Lined for El Masry-KCCA Return Leg
[Monitor] Kampala -KCCA are hopeful their creative force in Muzamir Mutyaba will make the trip to Egypt for this weekend's return leg of the Caf Confederation Cup against Al-Masry.

2017-04-11 Coca-Cola Confirms Cummings' U.S. Citizenship
[New Dawn] Coca-Cola former executive and Liberian Presidential hopeful Alexander B. Cummings, Jr. has been listed as a bonafide citizen of the United States, a citizenship which he is yet to officially relinquish with barely six months to presidential and representative elections here.

2017-04-11 Egypt Extends Shs95 Billion to Control Kasese Floods
[Monitor] Kasese -The Egyptian government has invested Shs95b in a project aimed at mitigating floods in Kasese District.

2017-04-10 44 Killed, Dozens Injured in Church Bombings
[VOA] Bomb attacks at two Coptic churches in Egypt killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 as worshipers where marking Palm Sunday.

2017-04-12 Sudan Ambassador to Egypt Visit Sudanese Held in Qanatir Prison
[SNA] Cairo -The Sudanese ambassador to Cairo, Abdul Mahmood Abdul Haleem, has paid a visit to the Sudanese nationals currently held in Qanatir prison in Egypt

2017-04-10 World Condemns Church Terror Attacks
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council today condemned the bombings of two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, which killed at least 41 people and injured more than 100 others.

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