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Egypt, Sudan argue over Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam

29 Oct 2014
Egypt and Sudan threw accusations at each other over the Renaissance Dam issue during a conference titled “The Nile Basin: Cooperation or Confrontation” that was held in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The Sudanese delegation,...
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Special report: Garbage collectors exposed to diseases from hazardous medical waste

29 Oct 2014
Reda Youness seems to have gained nothing from his job of collecting trash and cleaning the streets in al-Magzar area in Mansoura City, Daqahliya, except disease. He spent one third of his 55-year old age between garbage on streets and the...
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WFP: Egypt must target neediest in food subsidy reforms

People queue for bread at a bakery in Cairo, 2 March 2014.
28 Oct 2014
Egypt's reform of its subsidized food system must do more to help the neediest if the government is to begin reducing "huge pockets of poverty", the top World Food Programme official in the country said on Monday.  ...
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UN shows different facet on founding anniversary

26 Oct 2014
Last Thursday, exhibitors began trickling into the beautiful, quiet Fish Garden in Zamalek. The enthusiastic spirit could be easily felt while they were organizing their own products neatly and proudly, getting ready for doors to open for...
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Fact sheet of terrorist attacks, security raids in Sinai in two years

26 Oct 2014
When President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to office in June, he declared that security operations in Sinai will remain ongoing until terrorist havens used by extremists in attacks against military, police and civilians in Sinai are...
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Italian-Egyptian program and WFP complete 'Food for Education' partnership

Poor families at the village of Abaadiya, Fayoum
26 Oct 2014
The Italian-Egyptian Debt for Development Swap Programme and the World Food Programme (WFP) have Sunday completed their “Food for Education” initiative to reduce vulnerability to hunger and enhance nutrition and education WFP...
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Minister: Don't prejudge Egypt's new draft NGO law

23 Oct 2014
Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which they fear will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and could threaten their...
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Death of three students highlights growing negligence at schools

23 Oct 2014
The death of three school children in Cairo’s Matariya, Giza’s Atfih and the province of Matrouh has shed more light on the growing negligence at schools in terms of lack of periodic maintenance.   One of the students died...
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EU envoy in Egypt, discusses human rights conditions with Justice Minister

Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber met with European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis on Tuesday, 21 October 2014. Justice ministry handout
21 Oct 2014
The image "western media organisations" reflect regarding death sentences issued in Egypt is "false", the justice minister told European Union Special Representative for Human Rights on Tuesday.   Justice Minister...
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Public transportation means: Safe places for terrorism

21 Oct 2014
Despite assurances of increased security for Egypt's public transportation, many commuters still remain unprotected from the possibility of terrorist attacks without adequate security personnel and frequent checks needed to secure...
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