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Governor Ganduje: Senator Kwankwaso’s scholarship scheme ‘a fraud’

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has again attacked at his predecessor in office, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, describing his foreign scholarship programme as a ‘fraud’.

Egyptian iconic actress Madiha Yousri dies at age 97

Madiha Yousri, an Egyptian actress known for her iconic, classical romance roles in the heyday of Egypt's cinema in the second half of the 20th century, has died. She was 97.

Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections at Paris talks

The oil-producing nation splintered following the 2011 NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, and since 2014 has been divided between competing political and military groups based in Tripoli and the east.

Egypt detains prominent opposition leader

Egyptian authorities have detained prominent opposition leader Hazim Abdelazim and three security sources told Reuters on Sunday.

Egypt orders blogger be detained for 15 days

Egypt's public prosecutor on Thursday ordered that blogger and journalist Wael Abbas, known for standing up against police violence, be detained for 15 days following his arrest, his lawyer said.

Lagos-Abuja route emerges 4th busiest in Africa

Research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent.

Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi defends metro fare hike after protests

Egypt's president has defended his government's surprise decision to hike Cairo subway fares, which sparked rare protests in which 21 people were arrested.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says in talks with Palestinians, Israel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to abstain from further steps that could lead to more Palestinian deaths, following Monday's deadly violence on the Gaza-Israel border.

Libya hands over bodies of beheaded Christians to Egypt

Libya's prosecutors say they have handed over the bodies of 20 Coptic Christian workers, who were beheaded on a beach in the coastal city of Sirte by Islamic State militants, to their families in Egypt.

Egypt acquits two police officers in killing of detainee

An Egyptian court has acquitted two police officers who were previously convicted and sentenced to five years over the killing of a detained lawyer.

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Israelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

Hamas leader heads to Cairo ahead of Gaza protests

The head of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas left for Cairo on Sunday, sources in the movement said, a day before major protests are expected in the enclave over Washington's controversial Jerusalem embassy move.

Egypt protests to Moscow over RT poll on disputed territory

Egypt said it protested on Saturday to Moscow about an online poll by Russian state-owned channel RT on whether readers view a disputed border territory as Egyptian or Sudanese.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Donald Trump’s nuclear deal speech ‘silly, superficial’

U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was “silly and superficial”, Iran’s supreme leader said on Wednesday, according to his official website.

Egyptian blogger held for ‘spreading false information’

An Egyptian blogger known for his YouTube and Facebook videos has been held on charges including "spreading false information", his family and lawyer said on Tuesday.

Nigeria U20 to depart for Guinea Bissau on Wednesday

Nigeria U20 team will fly out of the country to Bissau on Wednesday, May 9 for their 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualification against Guinea Bissau on Saturday.

Nile dam won’t harm Egypt – Ethiopian leader

Ethiopia's newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, said on Thursday that the controversial dam his country is building on the Nile will not harm Egypt's share of water supplies.

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