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Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo. Wael Ghonim, a computer engineer, said his criticism of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi prompted authorities to retaliate by...

Ethiopia: Egypt's Nile dam proposal is against 'sovereignty'

Sep. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry in a sharply worded statement Friday dismissed Egypt's latest proposal on a massive Nile River dam project as "against the sovereignty of Ethiopia." The statement came shortly after Egypt said a new round of talks over the filling and operation of...

UN agency says 124 suspected cholera cases in Sudan

Sep. 20, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian agency says that two of Sudan's southeastern provinces have reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released a statement Friday saying that the provinces of Sennar and the Blue Nile were among...

Watchdog says global oil consortium hurting South Sudan

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the actor George Clooney and co-founder of The Sentry watchdog group told The Associated Press this week. A new report released on Thursday by the...

Egyptian officials: Sinai blast kills 1, injures 2 forces

Sep. 19, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb targeting an armored vehicle has killed one member of the security forces in the restive northern Sinai province and wounded two others. The officials said the bomb was detonated remotely Thursday as the vehicle was on patrol of the town of Sheikh...

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role

Sep. 19, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On her daily walks from home to her job at a primary school in the city of Port Sudan, Khalda Saber would urge people to join the protests against the three-decade rule of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. At school, she rallied fellow teachers to join the pro-democracy uprising. "I...

Sudan's new PM meets with Egyptian president in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday met with Sudan's newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Abdalla Hamdok discussed bilateral relations, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency. Ties between...

Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday said police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts, while a rights lawyer said prosecutors have ordered a prominent leftist activist to remain in custody pending an...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

Egypt says no progress in talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam

Sep. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says a new round of talks over a soon-to-be-finished Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress. Monday's statement by the Egyptian Irrigation Ministry says the two-day talks with Ethiopia and Sudan did not touch on "technical aspects" of the $5 billion Grand...