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Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests – security source

Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source said.

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.
[File] Nigeria's Olofunke Oshonaike eyes the ball in her women's singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016.Jim WATSON - AFP

African Games: Nigeria loses table tennis gold medals, Tokyo Olympics ticket to Egypt

Team Nigeria succumbed to Egypt in the men and women’s table tennis team events at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco on Friday.

Africa Games: South Africa coach tips Nigeria for glory in table tennis

Despite the cocky posture of Egypt in the table tennis event of the 12th Africa Games, South Africa coach, Ashley Wagner believes Nigeria is a team to beat in Morocco.

Federal government, Siemens to sign electricity deal today

The Federal Government of Nigeria is billed to sign electricity road map agreement with German-based Siemens today.
Super Eagles team coordinator Patrick Pascal has spoken about Nigeria's hopes to progress to the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the expense of South Africa.

Afcon: South Africa have proven we can’t underrate anyone – Eagles coordinator

Super Eagles team coordinator Patrick Pascal has spoken about Nigeria's hopes to progress to the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the expense of South Africa.
Former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Khabo Zondo has promised coach Stuart Baxter that the nation is behind him and his players as they prepare to face Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match on Wednesday.

Khabo Zondo: Bafana Bafana did well to keep Mohamed Salah out of the game

Former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Khabo Zondo has promised coach Stuart Baxter that the nation is behind him and his players as they prepare to face Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match on Wednesday.
Egypt's football federation on Wednesday banned midfielder Amr Warda from playing in any further matches at the African Cup of Nations over mounting sexual harrasment allegations , AFP-File

Afcon: Mo Salah, Egypt’s team mates rally behind expelled Amr Warda

Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah and captain of the team, Ahmed Elmohamady, have rallied behind forward Amr Warda after he was expelled from their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad for disciplinary reasons on Wednesday.
Mo Salah

Afcon: Superstar Salah seeks first goal

Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt face the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group A on Wednesday.
Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer, Femi Kuti was subsequently joined on stage by Egyptian pop singer and Dobet Gnahoré of Ivory Coast as they performed their new song Metgamaeen (Together), whose lyrics are in Arabic, English and French.

AFCON: Femi Kuti, others thrill at colourful opening ceremony in Cairo

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was heralded with a spectacular and colourful opening ceremony inside the jam-packed 75, 000 capacity Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.
Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has revealed he has decided on the team that will feature in the AFCON opener following the Pharaohs’ victory over Guinea.

AFCON: We are title favourites – Egypt coach

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt are confident of defeating Zimbabwe Friday in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and staged in mid-year for the first time.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick confident AFCON will be successful

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has expressed his confidence that this year’s Africa Cup of Nations will be a roaring success despite being the biggest–ever event in the history of the championship.
Shaimaa Seif

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.

Egypt’s Abdul Fattah al-Sisi could rule until 2030 as constitutional changes backed

Egyptians have overwhelmingly approved in a referendum constitutional changes that could allow President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule

Egyptians start voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader presenting himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.
Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah makes Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

A humble figure loved by all Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims, Mohamed Salah, has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.

ITTF championship: Nigeria outclass Egypt in Accra

The ITTF Africa Junior and Cadet Championship holding in Accra has been a good tournament for Nigeria team so far after back-to-back over Egypt in the U-21 junior boys’ category of the competition.

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

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Two killed, soldiers shot by ‘cattle rustlers’ in Adamawa

Suspected cattle rustlers have killed two persons during an early morning attack on Shaforo and Kudumti communities of Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Flavour, Phyno give tips for success in Nigerian music industry

Popular Nigerian artistes at the Zenith Bank aspire music festival on Saturday night emphasised the need for originality among young and aspiring musicians.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Group tasks Army to partner with EFCC, ICPC to probe certain NGOs

The Public Accountability Network (PAN) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate the activities of certain Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) covertly undermining the country’s fight against terror.
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CafCL: Enyimba will fight back, beat Al Hilal in Omdurman – Ifeanyi Anaemena

Enyimba defender, Ifeanyi Anaemena, says they’re determined to play the game of their lives in Ormdurman when they face Al Hilal of Sudan next week in their CAF Champions League Second Preliminary Round second leg match.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

Israeli president begins talks to form new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.