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PM: Ethiopia will not cut Egypt’s share of Nile waters

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed on Sunday that Ethiopia will not reduce Egypt's share of Nile waters, as his country works to complete what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.

Egypt arrests activist on charges of insulting President al-Sisi

A rights lawyer says police have detained an activist known for his harsh criticism of the government on charges including insulting President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist

An Egyptian rights lawyer says the country's prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of a prominent activist pending investigations into charges that include joining a terrorist group and disseminating fake news.

Palestine must have Eastern Jerusalem as its capital – Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed to United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that his country’s stance towards the Israeli-Palestine peace process is to ‘establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 border, with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital’.

US VP Mike Pence in Cairo on four-day Middle East tour

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Cairo on Saturday on his first visit in a four-day tour to the Middle East. Pence plans to visit Amman and Jerusalem as well. This is the first U.S. high-profile official visit to the region after the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.

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OFAB Nigeria Coordinator, Dr. Rose Gidado

OFAB: Information by anti-GMO groups not scientific

Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has said the information being peddled by those opposed to the use and consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has no scientific base.
Nigeria Stock Exchange

Equities market declines further on sustained bearish trading

The equities market remained bearish as the new week commenced yesterday with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index (ASI) declined 0.34 per cent to 37,266.86.

LMC refutes allegations against directors, threatens legal action

The League Management Company (LMC) has refuted the directives by the Chris Giwa-led leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to its chairman, Shehu Dikko, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar, to step aside on grounds of an alleged committal to prison by the Jos High Court for contempt of court in 2016.

US expresses outrage over video of executions in Cameroon

The U.S. has expressed outrage over a recent video of execution being carried out allegedly by Cameroonian military personnel.

North Korea announces amnesty for political prisoners

The Communist Leadership in Pyongyang would grant amnesty to those convicted of crimes against the state in light of North Korea’s 70th anniversary, the state-run KCNA reported on Monday.