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In Egypt, 2 die as truck slides off ferry, plunges into Nile

Jan. 11, 2022 06:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least two people died and eight were still missing Tuesday after a small truck they were riding in slid off a ferry and plunged into the Nile River, said authorities in Egypt. The accident happened just outside of Cairo on Monday, in the town of Monshat el-Kanater...

Sudanese rally in new anti-coup protests amid tight security

Dec. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Khartoum on Saturday as demonstrators once again took to the streets in the country's capital and elsewhere to denounce the October military coup. Thousands rallied since earlier in the day, even as...

Stormy weather prompts Egypt to close some classes, ports

Dec. 20, 2021 07:02 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes Monday in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure. Authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Suez Canal cities of Port...

Mass anti-coup protests in Sudan mark uprising anniversary

Dec. 19, 2021 10:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and elsewhere across the country for mass protests Sunday against an October military takeover and a subsequent deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok but sidelined the movement. The demonstrations...

Egyptian activist walks free after nearly 2 years in jail

Dec. 08, 2021 10:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a rights activist Wednesday after he spent nearly two years in jail in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said. Patrick George Zaki walked free from a police station in the Nile Delta city of...

Egypt court orders release of rights activist pending trial

Dec. 07, 2021 08:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Tuesday ordered the release pending trial of a rights activist who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said. The court in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura postponed the...

Egypt unveils renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Nov. 25, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures. Egypt has struggled to revive...

10 die, including 5 kids, as boat capsizes in South Sudan

Nov. 25, 2021 05:39 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 10 people, including five children, died this week in South Sudan after their boat capsized on the White Nile river in Upper Nile state, an official said Thursday. The boat was heading to Malakal when it sank with 28 people on board...