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Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote maintains position as Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, who was ranked Africa’s richest man in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s billionaires list, has remained consistently ahead of the pack for the eighth consecutive year, with a current net worth of $10.3 billion.
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Mike Pompeo: US to pull forces from Syria, continue fight against Islamic State

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would withdraw its troops from Syria while continuing to finish the battle against ISIL.

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters

Egypt's president has told a US broadcaster his country and Israel are cooperating against armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula, a potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain a request that the network not air the interview.

Egypt demands CBS should not air interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The Egyptian government has demanded that CBS should not air an interview with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that he gave to the US network's investigative news programme, "60 Minutes".
Mubarak refused to answer most questions, saying he needs permission from President Sisi and the military. [Amr Abdallah Dalsh-Reuters]

Hosni Mubarak testifies against Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian court

Two former Egyptian presidents have appeared in the same Cairo courtroom with Hosni Mubarak testifying in the retrial of his successor Mohamed Morsi on mass jailbreak charges.

IFC identifies over 100 start-ups that could speed up innovation in Africa

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation across the African continent.

IPI urges Egypt to explain journalists’ detentions

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, has written to Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, requesting him to provide details about the current situation of jailed journalists Mahmoud Abu Zeid and Ismail Alexandrani and to ensure their release.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh where they are expected to discuss Palestinian reconciliation and the situation in Gaza.

Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt ‘to discuss Hamas-Fatah reconciliation’

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh where they are expected to discuss Palestinian reconciliation and the situation in Gaza.

Bob Woodward: Donald Trump mocked Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, calling him a ‘f***ing killer’

US President Donald Trump reportedly mocked Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and referred to him as a "f***ing killer", according to investigative journalist Bob Woodward.

Egyptian football official ‘threatens’ Mo Salah’s family

A senior official from the Egypt Football Association (EFA) has reportedly made a veiled threat against the family of Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool striker blamed the footballing body for Egypt's disastrous World Cup campaign.
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.

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30 football clubs swallow up nearly half of European revenue

Europe’s 710 top-tier football clubs pulled in a record 20.11 billion euros (£17.63 billion) in revenues between them in the 2017 financial year, according to an annual UEFA report.

Why farmers-herders crisis may persist – minister

The Federal government has painted a complex picture that sustains the herders and farmers clashes, suggesting that the needless bloodletting across sections of the country may persist into the future.

Ogun election: Senator Kashamu makes INEC’s final list

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ogun, Buruji Kashamu, says his emergence on INEC’s final list of candidates is a victory for resilience.

Bisi Akande: I never thought I will be 80

The former executive governor of Osun State and pioneer Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has revealed that he never thought he will attain a ripe age of 80.

Central bank to establish national micro-finance bank

A national micro-finance bank is to be established to promote access to credit finance for small, medium enterprises (SMEs) and other unbanked groups in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Thursday.