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RARE PROTESTS IN EGYPT LEAD TO CLASHES AND ARRESTS

26th Sep 2019 . by incontext_adm

Almost 500 people have been detained in Egypt in the past few days after protests against alleged government corruption, human rights activists say. Demonstrations were reported in Cairo, Alexandria and several other cities on Friday night [20 September], and in the port city of Suez on Saturday evening. The authorities have not yet released an…

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Egypt
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EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE LEGALISES 127 CHURCHES

11th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Mike Burnard A presidential committee tasked with rectifying the status of unlicensed Christian places of worship, chaired by  Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, approved on Monday [1 July] legalising 127 churches and service buildings that used to be operating without permits. This brings to 1,021 the total number of unlicensed Christian places of worship and…

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EGYPTIAN BUS BLAST INJURES TOURISTS

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Mike Burnard At least 16 people were injured in a blast targeting a bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids on Sunday 19 May, security sources said.  There were no initial reports of deaths. Photographs posted to social media showed some people walking away from a bus whose side windows had been blown out. Ahram Online,…

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EGYPT’S SISI TO CHAIR AFRICAN UNION

20th Feb 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Hannes Bosman and Donnelly McCleland Rwandan President Paul Kagame Sunday [on 10 February] handed over the African Union chairmanship to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The ceremony was the climax of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia….

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EGYPT’S COPTIC CHRISTIANS TARGETED AGAIN BY TERRORISTS

7th Nov 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province in central Egypt in which seven people died, the interior ministry said on Sunday [4 November]. Security forces killed the suspects in a firefight after a chase in a mountainous…

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MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT EGYPT ELECTIONS THAT GUARANTEED SISI’S WIN

29th Mar 2018 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2018 – Polls closed after a three-day presidential election that incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to easily win, but questions remained whether enough voters showed up to lend it legitimacy. Polling stations remained quiet throughout Wednesday with only a few people trickling in to periodically cast their ballots. A prosecutor who oversaw one station in a Cairo…

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SPECIAL EDITION: LEADERS TO WATCH IN 2018

18th Jan 2018 . by incontext_adm

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GUNMAN LAUNCHES DEADLY ATTACK ON COPTIC CHURCH NEAR CAIRO

29th Dec 2017 . by incontext_adm

29 DECEMBER 2017 – A gunman opened fire outside a Coptic church south of Cairo, killing at least nine people and wounding at least five others before being shot dead by police. The incident took place at the Mar Mina church in the Helwan district on the capital’s southern outskirts, according to Egypt’s health ministry. The…

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MILITANTS KILL MORE THAN 230 AT SINAI MOSQUE IN EGYPT’S DEADLIEST ATTACK

25th Nov 2017 . by incontext_adm

25 NOVEMBER 2017 –Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic State affiliate in…

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ISSUE 184 |9 NOVEMBER 2017

9th Nov 2017 . by incontext_adm

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