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2017-02-28 Merkel to Visit Egypt Early March - Ambassador
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt on Thursday, the German ambassador in Cairo said on Tuesday.

2017-02-27 Cairo to Be the Fastest-Growing City in the World in 2017 - Report
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The population of metropolitan Cairo is forecast to grow by 0.5 million in 2017 alone, ranking first among the fastest-growing cities in the world, according to a report by Euromonitor International.

2017-02-27 Triangular Agreement Allows for Vehicles to Be Shipped From Libya to Sudan Via Egypt
[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -The Libyan News Agency El Tadamon reports that the authorities allowed the shipment of vehicles from Libya to Sudan through Egypt after the approval of the governments of the three countries.

2017-02-24 Agricultural Museum Documents Egyptian-Chinese Friendship
[Focac] Cairo -Occupying a massive area of land with eight premises separated by large gardens near downtown the capital Cairo, Egypt's Agricultural Museum is a distinguished destination for those seeking knowledge and entertainment at the same time.

2017-02-24 Tanzania Calls for Ironing Out of Nile Water Differences
[Daily News] Nile River Basin Initiative member states have been advised to work together in attaining Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six on water security and sanitation, by ironing out any likely differences in the use of water resources.

2017-02-23 Egypt's Tourist Numbers Increase By 25 Pct. in Dec. Year-On-Year - Central Bank
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The number of tourists visiting Egypt increased by 25 per cent year-on-year in December to reach 551,000, according to central bank data.

2017-02-21 Ethiopia Finishes Fourth in 2017 African Cycling Championships
[Ethiopian Herald] More than 20 countries have participated in the 2017 African Continental Cycling Championship, taking place in the Egyptian tourist city of Luxor between 13 and 19 February, 2017. Ethiopia finishes the race with an amazing performance fourth in the medal table registering a spectacular performance in the youth category.

2017-02-21 Mission Possible - Soldiers Now Train Guns on Egyptians
[Nation] Ulinzi Stars coach Benjamin Nyangweso is banking on high-profile friendly games as his team prepares to take on Egyptian club Smouha in the first round of 2017 Caf Confederation Cup next month.

2017-02-21 Aswan Museum's Annex Opened to the Public After Almost Six-Year Closure
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany opened on Tuesday the Aswan Museum's annex, located on the Elephantine Island, to the public after almost six years of closure.

2017-02-18 Egyptian President Begins State Visit to Kenya
[East African] Nairobi -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Kenya Saturday morning for a state visit.

2017-02-18 Setting Non-Partisan Agenda On Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had discussed with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi while here, in Addis Ababa for the 28th African Union (AU) Summit. The two leaders had held thoroughly discussion focusing on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and building mutual trust, confidence and strengthening their bi-lateral ties.

2017-02-18 New Accord to Boost Trade Between Kenya and Egypt
[Nation] Kenya and Egypt have agreed to remove double taxation on imports in a bid to improve trade between the two countries.

2017-02-17 Tanzania Looks to Egypt to Revive Leather Industry
[East African] Tanzania is turning to Egypt to tap into the latter's technology to help it revive its tanneries and leather factories.

2017-02-17 Ulinzi Bank on Early Goals to Down Benghazi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Trailing 1-0 from the first leg played in Cairo, Egypt last Friday, Ulinzi Stars have to win by a margin of more than two goals in the return leg against Libyan side Al-Ahly Benghazi on Saturday to advance to the first round of the CAF Confederations Cup.

2017-02-16 UAE - Academic Facing Speech Charges
[HRW] Beirut -An Emirati academic facing charges that include his peaceful criticism of the Egyptian and Emirati authorities will have spent more than 18 months in detention by the time the next session of his trial takes place on February 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Nasser bin Ghaith spent nine months in incommunicado detention after his arrest in August 2015, and authorities have kept him in solitary confinement since his transfer to the maximum security block in Al-Sadr jail on May 18, 2016.

2017-02-15 Messi Postpones Egypt Visit After Barcelona Defeat
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Barcelona star Lionel Messi has postponed a medical tourism campaign visit to Egypt following his side's 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

2017-02-15 Egypt's Unemployment Rate Eases Slightly to 12.4 Per Cent - Capmas
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's unemployment rate eased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 12.4 per cent from 12.6 per cent in the third quarter, state statistics agency said on Wednesday.

2017-02-14 Team Rwanda Begin Medal Hunt at African Championships
[New Times] The 2017 African Continental Championships got underway Monday in Luxor, Egypt where Rwanda is being represented by seven riders (six men and one woman), who will compete in different categories.

2017-02-15 Foreign Minister Meets Egyptian Bankers and Insurance Companies
[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour met, Tuesday, a delegation representing Egyptian bankers and insurance companies currently on a visit to the country.

2017-02-14 13 Egyptians Kidnapped in Libya Released - Armed Forces
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's armed forces secured the release of 13 Egyptians who were kidnapped in the northeastern Libyan city of Ajdabia, army spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.

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