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Al Ahly beat Zamalek to win African Champions League title

– Advertisement – A sensational late Mohamed Magdy goal gave Al Ahly victory over Cairo rivals Zamalek in the first ever one-legged African Champions League final. Magdy’s 88th-minute winner settled an entertaining match in which his side had gone ahead early through Amr El Soleya, only for Shikabala to cancel that out before half-time with a world-class effort of his own. Ahly should already have been leading after Elshahat somehow hit the post when faced with a completely empty net early in the second half. The win gave them a…

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Africa East Africa Sudan World 

Ethiopia to ‘receive and reintegrate’ those fleeing Tigray conflict

– Advertisement – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said his country wants to “receive and reintegrate” thousands of refugees fleeing the northern state of Tigray. Federal forces are fighting local troops in Tigray forcing over 25,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Many of them have fled into Sudan, according to UN refugee agency officials who toured the border region on Saturday. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of his agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water.…

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Ethiopia: 25,000 flee conflict in Tigray region to Sudan

– Advertisement – The conflict in Tigray region in Ethiopia continues to deepen, forcing some 25,000 Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Sudan. According to the state news agency SUNA “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944.” UN refugee agency officials toured the border region on Saturday and discuss the influx with Sudanese officials. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of hi agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water.…

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Egypt finds treasure trove of over 100 sarcophagi

– Advertisement – Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, the largest such find this year. The sealed wooden coffins, unveiled on site amid fanfare, belonged to top officials of the Late Period and the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt. They were found in three burial shafts at depths of 12 metres (40 feet) in the sweeping Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy wrapped in a burial shroud adorned with brightly coloured hieroglyphic…

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Man sets himself ablaze over corruption in Egypt

– Advertisement – A man in Egypt on Thursday set himself ablaze in Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo as he protested against “corruption and poor living conditions”. The man was later rescued by police and passersby, according to local media reports. The Egyptian man was reportedly sacked from his job at a bank for exposing corruption involving state officials. In a video widely circulated on social media, the man complained about his financial and living conditions. The 20-minute video broadcast on Facebook showed the man talking about his efforts…

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Africa East Africa Sudan World 

Sudan ‘closes border with Ethiopia’ over tension in Tigray region

– Advertisement – Sudan has closed the border between its eastern Kassala State and Ethiopia due to ongoing tension in Ethiopian Tigray region. According to the state-owned Suna news agency the announcement was made by Governor of the state, Fateh al-Rahman al-Amin. Al-Amin has said that the border will remain closed until further notice as Ethiopia struggles to end the tension. The state media reported that the governor intends traveling to Wad Al Helew, a village in Kassala State bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea, to assess the situation. On Wednesday Ethiopian…

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Algerians vote for presidential term limits

– Advertisement – Algerians are voting on presidential term limits and creation of a new anti-corruption body. To win the referendum, either the “yes” or “no” camp needs at least 51% of the vote. Results are to be announced on Monday November 2, 2020. The referendum is expected to cement changes made after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He was forced to resign last year after massive protests against his bid for a fifth term bid. – Advertisement – Incumbent President Tebboune, 74, came to power last year in a controversial…

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Africa Libya North Africa World 

Libya: Warring factions sign accord for permanent ceasefire

– Advertisement – The warring factions in Libya have signed an agreement for a permanent ceasefire to end the years of violence. The agreement was reached in Geneva following five days of talks. It was brokered by the United Nations between military leaders from Libya’s government, and those from opposition forces lead by General Khalifa Haftar. The UN envoy to Libya envoy Stephanie Williams has called the agreement “a crucial sign of hope for the Libyan people”. The AFP quotes the envoy saying that the ceasefire will allow displaced people…

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OP-ED Sudan 

OPINION PIECE: A Free and Fair Election is the Solution to South Sudan’s Woes

Written By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth In this election, and in true democratic fashion, the losers must congratulate the winners JUBA, South Sudan, October 21, 2020/ — By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Former Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan was born – literally out of the ashes – on 9 July 2011 after decades of a debilitating and costly war. The people of South Sudan must be appreciated for their sustained commitment to sovereign independence, and to finally win their freedom, despite the grave costs that we paid…

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Human Rights Sudan 

ICC Statement on Sudan: “There is an urgent need for justice in Sudan”

The victims in Darfur have waited far too long to have justice, Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, at a media briefing in Khartoum, Sudan: “There is an urgent need for justice in Sudan; sustainable peace and reconciliation are built on the stabilizing pillar of justice” THE HAGUE, Netherlands, October 21, 2020/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here today at this media briefing. I am grateful for this opportunity to reach out, through you, to the people of Sudan. My name is…

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