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Illustrative - Egyptian security officers guard a courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 8, 2017. AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty

Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for ‘insulting’ Egypt

A Lebanese tourist who was arrested last month for posting a video on Facebook complaining about sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt, was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Cairo court on Saturday, her lawyer said.
An Egyptian court has delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was violently broken up by security forces, one of the bloodiest events in Egypt's recent history.

Cairo court delays verdict in mass trial over Rabaa protest

An Egyptian court has delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was violently broken up by security forces, one of the bloodiest events in Egypt's recent history.

Forbe names Aliko Dangote 66th world’s most powerful person

Forbes magazine has ranked Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote, among 75 most powerful persons in the world.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi narrowly misses 100 percent of vote in Egypt

In a result that comes as no shock to Egyptians and the rest of the world, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won the presidential elections with 97 percent of the votes, final results showed, securing another four-year term.

What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

US accuses Russia of killing civilians in Syria

The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of Moscow’s complicity in civilian deaths in Syria, saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations cease-fire.

Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim, Donald Trump to meet in April

The Qatari government has announced that Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend an April meeting in Washington, DC, with US President Donald Trump.

Egypt’s opposition condemns detention of Aboul Fotouh

Egypt's opposition has condemned the detention of Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, the Strong Egypt Party leader and former presidential candidate, as it accused the government of a "fierce hatred campaign" against political dissent.

Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate Aboul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a leading opposition figure and former presidential candidate, over his alleged ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Egypt kills 12 more suspected fighters in Sinai

Egypt's army said it has killed at least 12 more suspected fighters and detained almost 100 in a major military operation launched in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Egypt has launched a "comprehensive" security operation against "terrorists and criminal elements" across the country, a military spokesman said.

Is Obasanjo an opportunist, patriot or mystic?

Nigerians who have been waiting with baited expectation for who blinks first between ex president Olusegun Obasanjo, OBJ and incumbent president, Muhamadu Buhari, PMB appear to have a long waiting time.

Egypt’s presidential aspirant Sami Anan detained in military prison

The former Egyptian chief-of-staff, who recently announced his bid to run for presidential elections, is being held at a military prison, according to his lawyer.

AU Summit: President Buhari advocates database of terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari saturday in Addis Ababa called for resolute and coordinated initiatives aimed at developing an African Union database of persons or groups and entities involved in terrorist acts for use by law enforcement agents.

Terrorism financing must be stopped – President Buhari

The Nigerian leader called for resolute and coordinated initiatives by developing an African Union data base of persons or groups and entities involved in terrorist acts for use by law enforcement agents.

Egypt’s army arrests presidential hopeful Sami Anan

Egypt's army has arrested its former chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Anan, a top aide from his presidential campaign told media.

US embassy to open in Jerusalem in 2019 – Mike Pence

The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, US Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause.

King Abdullah reiterates support for two-state solution

A two-state solution is the only possible answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Jordan's King Abdullah II has told US Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting in Amman.

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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

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.

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.”