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Developer uses Google Cloud to calculate 31 trillion digits of pi, a world record

That’s quite a step up from the 500-or-so known digits known around the start of the 20th century, and the 17.5 million digits American mathematician and programmer Bill Gosper reached in 1985. And compared with the previous record — 22.4 trillion digits, set by Peter Trueb, in 2016 — it’s almost ten million digits more.
Super Eagles of Nigeria

Dosu Joseph urges NFF to get more North Africa friendlies for Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles goalie Dosu Joseph has submitted that Eagles national team should play more North African countries so as to understand how the Egyptians play, even as both sides are set to battle in an international friendly on the 22nd of this month.
Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 155 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday.
Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia deports six Egyptians linked to terrorism despite torture concerns

Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia denounced after critics of Egypt’s president detained

Human rights organisations have criticised Malaysian authorities for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the intention of returning them to Egypt.
A woman holds a baby as she stands next to female fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces near Baghouz [Rodi Said-Reuters]

US-backed force expects ‘decisive battle’ against ISIS on Sunday

A US-backed Syrian force closing in on ISIL's last territorial bastion near the Iraqi border expects a "decisive battle" on Sunday after advancing slowly, a spokesperson said.
Muslim Brotherhood members are seen behind bars during a court session in Cairo [Amr Abdallah Dalsh-Reuters]

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for a unified opposition

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the establishment of a united Egyptian opposition group abroad to help regain control of the country after a military coup in July 2013 put Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in power.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - KHALED DESOUKI

Ahmad Ahmad: Lack of government support hurt South Africa’s AFCON hopes

A lack of “any real support” from South Africa’s government ultimately cost the country the chance to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad.
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.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denies taunting overweight Egyptians

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday denied taunting overweight Egyptians after drawing criticism over comments he made about the country's bulging waistlines.

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi calls on Egyptians to lose weight

In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of overweight people he sees and told Egyptians they must take better care of themselves.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Super Eagles to face Egypt in friendly on March 26

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Pharaohs of Egypt will do battle in a friendly encounter on March 26, 2019.

Egypt court acquits 40 NGO workers after re-trial

An Egyptian court has acquitted 40 pro-democracy NGO workers, in a re-trial of a long-running case that has strained relations with the United States.

CAF confirms bid from South Africa and Egypt for 2019 AFCON hosting rights

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that South Africa and Egypt have submitted their bids to replace Cameroon as the host of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Muslims mark Eid el Maulud with sufi rituals and gifts

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Islamic Jihad group announces Gaza ceasefire with Israel

The Palestinian group Islamic Jihad says it has agreed to stop firing rockets towards Israel after talks with an Egyptian delegation.

Egypt’s inflation rises to 15.4% amid price hikes

Egypt says inflation jumped to 15.4% in September, a rise of more than two percentage points over the previous month.
Olajide Omotayo

Olajide Omotayo hopes to sustain momentum from Mauritius

After making the semifinal stage of the men’s singles at the last ITTF African Championships in Mauritius as an unseeded player, Olajide Omotayo believes he is yet to fulfil his potential.

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US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Accepting Golan annexation, Donald Trump risks new precedents

US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel’s capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC signs $50 million refinery overhaul contract with Italian firm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports.

Dozens killed in China tour bus fire

Twenty six people were killed and at least 28 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.
Survivors heading for a shelter in Chimanimani. Zinyange Auntony-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

A tropical cyclone that struck southern Africa has caused widespread destruction believed to have affected as many as 1.5 million people in three countries. Aid agencies have called it the worst natural disaster in the region in two decades, and warned that the death toll could climb past 1,000.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.