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Egypt suspends activities of its contingent in Mali UN mission

– – Egypt on Friday announced it has suspended the activities of its contingent in Mali peacekeeping mission temporarily. The United Nations was informed of this move by Egypt with officials citing increased attacks on peacekeepers who escort convoys supplying UN bases. A UN spokesperson said on Friday that the attacks have caused the death of seven Egyptian soldiers since… Read More
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African Union condemns deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

– – The African Union (AU) has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack led to the death of 11 Egyptian soldiers. According to Egyptian officials the attack targeted a water pumping station. In a tweet, AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sinai”. Mahamat said… Read More
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Senegal beat Egypt to win AFCON 2021 title

– – Senegal on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations title in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored the decisive spot kick as Senegal win 4-2 on penalties. 🇸🇳👑 AFRICA’S KINGS 👑🇸🇳#TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | #TeamSenegal | @Fsfofficielle pic.twitter.com/jPF1X29iZ8 — #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) February… Read More
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Egyptian lost city dating back over 3,400 years discovered

– – Egyptian Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a lost ancient city which was supposedly buried under sand for thousands of years. Experts say the discovery is one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass who announced the discovery of what is called the “lost golden city”, said the site was uncovered near… Read More
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Photos: Historic parade held for Egyptian mummies in Cairo

A historic parade was held on Saturday for Egypt’s ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo. 22 mummies made up of 18 kings and four queens were transported from the neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place 5km away. Transported with great fanfare the mummies were paraded in chronological order of their reigns – from the 17th Dynasty ruler, Seqenenre… Read More
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Suez Canal: Ships begin sailing through cleared waterway

Ships have started sailing through Egypt’s Suez Canal again, a day after a giant container vessel blocking the vital trade route was freed. Thirty-seven ships that were struck at the midway point cleared the waterway overnight, while 70 others are due to travel its entire length on Tuesday. The canal authorities hope to clear the traffic jam of some 300… Read More
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‘World’s oldest’ mass-production brewery unearthed in Egypt

A high-production brewery believed to be more than 5,000 years old has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists at a funerary site in southern Egypt, the tourism ministry said Saturday. The site containing several “units” consisting of about 40 earthenware pots arranged in two rows was uncovered at North Abydos, Sohag, by a joint Egyptian-American team, the ministry said… Read More
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Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after four years in detention

– – Egyptian authorities on Saturday released a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera television network who was held in pre-trial detention for more than four years, his brother and a lawyer told Reuters. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian detained in December 2016‮‮‮ ‬‬‬after arriving in Cairo from Doha on vacation, was held on charges of spreading false news, joining a… Read More
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Mummies with golden tongues found by archaeologists

– – An Egyptian-Dominican archaeological mission working near Alexandria has discovered mummies from around 2,000 years ago bearing golden-tongued amulets, the Egyptian authorities said on Wednesday. “The mission discovered 16 tombs cut into the rock… in the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria” in northern Egypt, the antiquities ministry said in a statement, adding that the burial technique was… Read More
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Egypt: Temple and coffins unearthed at archaeological site

– – Egypt has announced a major archaeological discovery at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists have unveiled 54 wooden coffins, many of which can be traced back 3000 years to the New Kingdom period. Another major discovery is the funerary temple of Queen Neit near the pyramid of her husband, King Teti of Egypt’s 6th dynasty which dates… Read More