Manchester Bombing, Massacre in Egypt Trigger Intense Fighting in Libya
[VOA] When suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British-Libyan, triggered his bomb packed with nuts and bolts Monday in Manchester, he not only brought Libya's civil war to the streets of Britain, he may well have wrecked the chances of a peace deal being struck between rival governments and their militia backers in the strife-torn North African state.
Egypt's 5,000 Year Old Secret Art - Tahtib
[RFI] The drums beat a hypnotic rhythm. The fighters, each armed with a bamboo-like rod, display their footwork as they keep an eye on their opponent, accelerating or slowing down in time with the music. They move in circles around one another, often in duels between two, sometimes three or four at a time. This is Tahtib. This week - May 28 - the first ever tournament in Paris is being held.
Khartoum Accuses Cairo, Juba of Backing Rebels
[East African] Tensions between Sudan and Egypt and South Sudan seem headed for an escalation with Khartoum accusing the two of supporting the Darfur rebels.
Attack in Egypt
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The Christian Coptic community has been targeted once again in Egypt: dozens of worshippers travelling on a bus in Al Minya in Egypt have been killed today. We share the pain of the families of the victims, to whom we send our condolences, and of the many wounded.
Where Africa Fits Into China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
[The Conversation Africa] Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy.
Gunmen Kill Coptic Christians in Bus Attack
[UN News] The Security Council observed a moment of silence for the victims of the 26 May attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Govt Blocks More Than 21 Websites
[HRInfo] Cairo -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the Egyptian government's blocking 21 websites Monday night, for allegedly "inciting extremism or supporting terrorism", charges that are deemed flimsy by all people knowing that they are being leveled in order to gloss over the Egyptian regime's hostility towards freedom of opinion and expression and its vicious pursuit to prosecute dissidents.
Tripoli Hold Zamalek
[The Herald] Five-time African champions Zamalek were held to a surprise goalless draw by Al Ahli Tripoli in a CAF Champions League Group B encounter in Tunisia last night. The Libyan side have to play their matches in Tunisia because of unrest in their country. Having fallen to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of USM Alger of Algeria in their first match, Al Ahli Tripoli were expected to be easy prey for Zamalek.
'Egypt Involved in Darfur Attacks' - Al Bashir
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -President Omar Al Bashir officially accused Egypt of involvement in the fighting in areas in North and East Darfur states on Sunday.
Journalist Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Role in Al-Jazeera Documentary
[CPJ] Egyptian police arrested Khaled Abdel Wahab Radwan from his home on March 7, 2014, according to the Arab Network for Human Rights Information and news reports.
48 to Face Military Trial Over Church Bombings
[CISA] Cairo -Egypt has referred 48 people for military trial over suspected involvement in church bombings that killed close to 70 people.
In Retrial, 2 Journalists Acquitted, 3 Others' Sentences Reduced
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the verdict by the Giza Criminal Court acquitting Egyptian journalists Hany Salah-el-Deen and Mosad Al-Barbary, and called on authorities to immediately free Abdullah al-Fakharany, Samhi Mustafa, and Mohamed al-Adly, whose sentences were reduced to five years from 25 years.
Council Lauds Directives of Sudanese-Egyptian Leadership for Strengthening Joint Roles
[SNA] Khartoum -The Secretary General of Council of National Unity Parties, Aboud Jaber has commended the initiatives and directives of the President of the Republic, Omer Al-Basher and his Egyptian Counterpart, Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi concerning maintaining and strengthening the joint roles of the two countries on local, regional and international levels.
Zanaco Shines in Egypt - Zesco Win At Home
[Zambia Reports] Zanaco snatched a rare draw away to continental giants Al Ahly in their CAF Champions League Group D opener.
Zanaco, Zesco Get Down to Continental Duty
[Zambia Reports] Zambian envoys in CAF competitions will do duty today with Zanaco taking on Egyptian giants Al Ahly away in Alexandria while Zesco United will face Smouha at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Gritty Caps United Fall to Zamalek
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's representatives to the Caf Champions League mini league, Caps United put up a gritty performance but lost 2-0 away to Egyptian giants Zamalek Friday night.
Rwanda, Ethiopia and Egypt Nile Deal Faces Uncertain Future
[East African] A deal between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed in December 2015 whereby the three countries agreed to end tensions over River Nile water faces an unclear future due to ongoing tensions between Egypt and Sudan.
CAPS United Coach Chitembwe Says Unfazed By Zamalek
[The Herald] CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is unfazed by the prospects of meeting five-time CAF Champions League winners Zamalek in their backyard on Friday night and believes he has a team that can stand toe-to-toe with the giants.
Nigeria, Egypt Make Doubles List At ITTF World Championship
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Nigeria and Egypt have been included in the seeding list of doubles event of the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships which serves off on May 29 in Dusseldorf.
Is CAPS United Ready for Zamalek?
[The Herald] HARARE giants are looking to have at least two training sessions under floodlights ahead of their trip to Egypt as they want to familiarise with the night conditions they will play in during their CAF Champions League group stage opener against Zamalek.