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Beyond The Dam: Egypt Looks For A Foothold In Africa

AFRICANGOBE - Egypt is not really interested in Africa and is only trying to exploit it as a venue of resources – “just like any other colonial country,” in the words of one Cairo-based African diplomat.

Egyptian Dictator Goes To Addis Ababa

AFRICANGLOBE - Following the 1978 Camp David accords with Israel, President Anwar Sadat declared, “The only matter that could take Egypt to war again is the Nile water.” To this day, Egyptian engineers are stationed as far as Lake Victoria, in Uganda, monitoring activities along the river.

France Returns Stolen Antiques To Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - France has returned five 2,000-year-old antiques to Egypt after they were spotted advertised for sale on the internet. They were stolen during the 2011 uprising against president Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt: Islamists Clash With Opposition Demonstrators

AFRICANGLOBE - Four persons were wounded by buckshot on Friday after opposition activists marched on thousands of Islamists rallying outside the Supreme Court in central Cairo demanding judicial reform, an official said.

European Union Warns Egypt: Reform or Face Aid Cuts

AFRICANGLOBE - The European Union warned Egypt on Wednesday it could lose funds from its 5 billion euro ($6.5 billion) aid package if democratic reforms fail to satisfy Brussels, and said Cairo has already lost some additional funding.

Republican Tries to Block U.S. Aid From Going to Islamist Egypt

When Egypt overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak and started a path to democracy, the Obama administration pledged to help the process by giving Egypt...

Mursi, First Egyptian President to Visit Ethiopia After 17yrs

Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammad Mursi will attend this weekend's African Union (AU) Commission summit in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Mursi's attendance at the AU summit will be the...

Nile Dam: Water Wars Averted for Now

When Ethiopia’s plan to dam the Blue Nile grew grander within a month of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, it did not go...

Former Egyptian President Reportedly “Clinically Dead”

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive on life support after suffering a stroke, as the two men vying to succeed him...

African Migrants Hit By Violence And Rape Amid Heightened Nationalism In...

AFRICANGLOBE - During the January protests and in subsequent weeks, media reports depicted a difficult situation for Cairo's refugee community: a sharp increase in sudden and forced evictions, as well as illegal arrests by Egyptian civilians for not carrying proper identification. Attacks and rape of women became more prevalent.