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Aliko Dangote gets $650 million Afreximbank loan for Lekki refinery

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has signed a $650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for his oil refinery project in Lekki, Nigeria.
An Egyptian policeman directs a firetruck to the gate of the Heliopolis petrochemical company after a strong explosion occurred in a chemical tank near the Cairo airport late on July 12, 2018, leaving a dozen wounded. A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night. / AFP PHOTO / Khaled DESOUKI

Blast at Cairo chemical site injures 12

A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night.

NPopC: Family planning, birth spacing key to sustainable healthy population

The National Population Commission (NPopC) says Family Planning (FP) is a pathway to achieving Demographic Dividend (DD) in the country.
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 EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board crashed off the Greek island of Crete [Christophe Ena-Associated Press]

France: Cockpit fire likely caused 2016 EgyptAir crash

A Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight crash that killed everyone on board in May 2016 was likely to have been caused by a cockpit fire, but Egyptian authorities have not appeared to follow up on calls for further probes, French investigators said.

Egypt court sentences ex-president Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life in prison

A Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced an adviser to ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi and 14 others to life in prison for plotting attacks on security forces and vital sites.
Mohamed Aboutrika

Egypt court revokes ruling adding footballer Mohammed Abou-Trika’s name on terror list

Egypt’s highest appeals court on Wednesday revoked a verdict placing retired football star, Mohammed Abou-Trika, on a terrorism list for alleged links with the Muslim Brotherhood, state media reported.
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.

IMF approves $2 billion loan instalment for Egypt

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the fourth installment of a $12 billion, three-year loan for Egypt, bringing the total released to date to just over $8 billion.

Egypt police kill 4 suspected militants – official

An Egyptian security official says police have killed four suspected militants in a shootout with forces in a southern province.
Abdel Rahim Mohamed used to coach 12-time Egyptian champions Zamalek | Youtube

Football analyst dies of heart attack after Egypt loss to Saudi Arabia

Football analyst Abdel Rahim Mohamed died shortly after Egypt’s loss to Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the World Cup on Monday.

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.

Neymar lands in Russia, Lionel Messi casts doubt over World Cup future

Brazil arrived in Russia on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international future.

In Pictures: Brazil squad arrive in Russia

Brazil’s squad arrived in Russia on Monday with their star Neymar seemingly recovered from a broken foot bone as they begin their quest to win a sixth World Cup.

Egypt fans pin hopes on injured Salah for World Cup glory

Encircled by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he can overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three decades.

Junior Ajayi to hold crucial talks with Al Ahly over Sporting Lisbon move

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is keen on securing a move to Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon, despite his Egyptian club, Al Ahly’s decision not to sanction the switch.

Mo Salah joins Egypt World Cup squad in Cairo

Encircled by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he has overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three decades.

World Cup: I’m on the mend – Mo Salah tells President Sisi

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi he is well on the road to recovery following a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

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FUT Minna expels PhD student for plagiarism, 3 others for overstaying

Authorities of Federal University of Technology, FUT, Minna, Niger State, has expelled a doctoral student, Olateju Ademola Mukaila, for plagiarism while three undergraduates were also expelled for overstaying in the institution.
Tosin Omoyele

Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele to undergo trials at Norwegian club Stabaek

Omoyele made his name at NNL side Osun United, where he scored 15 goals before he moved to champions Plateau United for this season to cool off interests from several other top NPFL sides.

Kwara government decries vandalism, theft of streetlights

Kwara State government has warned against vandalism and theft of streetlight cables and bulbs and other components of solar farm tunnels currently being built in Ilorin under the Light-Up Kwara (LUK) project.
Park Geun Hye

South Korea’s ex-president gets another 8 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced impeached former President Park Geun Hye to a total of eight years in prison on top of the 24 years she already faces, in a verdict that found her guilty of accepting slush funds from the nation’s intelligence agency and interfering in an election.
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Study: CT scan increases risk of brain tumour

Computed tomography (CT) or computerised axial tomography (CAT) scan may increase the risk of brain tumour, a research has found.