Mohamed Basheer, leading rights group official arrested in Egypt

Egyptian security forces have arrested and detained a leader of a major human rights group, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.The security forces raided the home of Mohamed Basheer, the human resources director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights...

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to resume Nile dam talks after Trump’s explosive comments triggered outrage

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan would be resuming talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Tuesday after a seven-week break following President Donald Trump's explosive comments on Friday and an angry reaction by Ethiopia on Saturday."His Excellency...

Egypt executes 49 people in 10 days

Egyptian authorities executed 15 men convicted for alleged involvement in three cases of political violence as well as two women and 25 men convicted in criminal cases between October 3 and 13, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.The...

Egyptian police beat man to death, then arrest neighbors and family protesting his killing

Egyptian authorities should conduct a credible investigation into the death of 26-year-old Islam al-Australi in police custody and make the results public, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The police arrested neighbors and family members protesting the death and a...

Human Rights Watch warns Egypt security forces torturing gays

Egyptian police and National Security Agency officers arbitrarily arrest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and detain them in inhuman conditions, systematically subject them to ill-treatment including torture, and often incite fellow inmates to abuse them, Human Rights Watch...

Five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda make UN 2020 class of 17 young world leaders

The United Nations on Friday announced the names of the latest class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The list includes five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda.The five Africans on the list are...

From Egypt to India, Iran to Turkey and elsewhere, governments continue to arrest and jail human rights defenders in virus-hit prisons, Amnesty International laments

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.In a new briefing,...

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).Following the meeting of the African...

AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach peaceful outcome on grand Ethiopian renaissance dam disputes

The African Union on Saturday urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to reach a peaceful outcome over their disputes on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and refrain from making statements that could make things worse.The call was contained in...

IMF approves whopping $5.2 billion loan for Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved US$5.2 billion loan for Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis. The 12-month Stand-by Arrangement would help meet Egypt’s balance of payments needs as well as finance its...

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