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HRW: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

An international rights group is accusing Egyptian authorities of using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts "to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism".

Egyptian president sworn in for second term

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi was sworn in on Saturday in Parliament, for his second four-year term.

Court sentences ex head of Egypt’s anti-graft agency to 5 years in prison

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced the country’s former anti-corruption chief, Hisham Geneina, to five years imprisonment for allegedly insulting the state and military.

Egyptian court sentences 10 to death over terrorist plots

An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death after they were convicted of forming a terrorist cell, local media reported on Saturday.

Egypt arrests six over alleged plan to disrupt elections

Six members of the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in Egypt for allegedly planning violence aimed at “spoiling” the upcoming presidential election in March, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

200 Egyptian lawmakers endorse Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for second term

Authorities say 200 Egyptian lawmakers on Tuesday endorsed President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to run for a second term in office, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online.

Egyptian Court sentences opposition figure to 3 months in prison

Former Egyptian Presidential Candidate and opposition figure, Khaled Ali, was sentenced to three months in jail on Monday over charges of indecency.

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President Buhari: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie brought honour to Nigeria

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Human trafficking: NAPTIP advises parents against undue pressure on children

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Federal government to engage media to promote exclusive breastfeeding

Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.

Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”