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Egypt want Nations Cup to start a day earlier

African Cup of Nations hosts Egypt want to start the tournament a day earlier than scheduled so fans can take full advantage over the opening weekend, the African Football Federation told AFP on Friday.
Yang Jiechi (R), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative, meets with Arab League Secretary-general Ahmed Aboul-Gheit in Cairo, Egypt, January 15, 2019. -Xinhua Photo

China, Egypt agree to promote pragmatic cooperation in all fields

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative Yang Jiechi and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi agreed on Wednesday to promote pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in all fields, CGTN has reported.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick targets 2019 AFCON title

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has targeted the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles’ main priority.

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged Islamic State links

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.
Mohamed Salah

Andy Robertson defends Mo Salah amid diving accusations

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson defended Mohamed Salah, saying any accusations of diving aimed at the forward were "desperation".
Egypt Police

Egypt police kill six militants in shootout – ministry

Egyptian police killed six suspected Islamist militants in a shootout early on Saturday in the country’s south, the interior ministry said.

Regional powers stick with President Omar al-Bashir as Sudan protests mount

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.
Cairo International Airport

Egypt confirms arrest of two Germans, deports one

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources said Friday.
The relief was originally exhibited at the open museum of the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor. [Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP]

Egypt says stolen pharaonic tablet repatriated from UK

An ancient Egyptian pharaonic stone tablet that was stolen from Karnak temple was repatriated this week from Britain where it had been touted for sale, Egypt's antiquities ministry said.
Mike Pompeo

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.
Lobi Stars

CAFCL: Lobi Stars look to surprise Mamelodi Sundowns

Lobi Stars will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League Group A on Friday.
The relief was originally exhibited at the open museum of the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor. [Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP]

Egypt recovers smuggled ancient artefact from London auction

Egypt has recovered an illegally smuggled artefact from an auction hall in London, Egyptian officials have said.
Victoria Police

Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

Suspicious packages were sent to more than a dozen foreign embassies and consulates in major Australian cities on Wednesday in a seemingly orchestrated but scattershot campaign.
Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second time in succession.

Mo Salah: Winning CAF Player of the Year award a dream come true

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammed Salah says he’s delighted to have won the 2018 CAF Africa Player for the Year second successive year running.
Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second time in succession.

Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

The 26-year-old is coming off the back of a record breaking season, scoring the most goals in a Premier League season with 31, appearing in a Champions League final as well as representing Egypt in the World Cup, scoring two goals.

Egypt border closed to Gazans leaving amid Palestinian feuding

The Egyptian border crossing was closed for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza on Tuesday, a border official said, as infighting between Palestinian factions increases.
Super Eagles of Nigeria

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to test new, regular players against Egypt

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that he would be testing some new players when the Eagles clash with the Pharaohs of Egypt in the much anticipated international friendly match slated for Late Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, in March.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.