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Egypt – Video Shows That Ancient Egyptians Were Black People

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There has been a lot of questions about whether black people inhabited ancient Egypt. This video will clarify your doubts.

About 760 BCE Nubians overthrew the Libyans, unified Egypt, and established the 25th dynasty. Some Egyptologists claim this was the only time Egypt was ruled by a Black dynasty. But the Ancient Egyptians left depictions of themselves behind that prove otherwise…

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Egypt Knocks Off South Africa, Becomes No1 Investment Destination In Africa

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Egypt has replaced South Africa and made it to the top of “Where to invest in Africa in 2018” list released by the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

South Africa is now second on the list. RMB said in a report, “Egypt displaced South Africa because of its superior economic activity score and sluggish growth rates in South Africa, which have deteriorated markedly over the past seven years.”

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The top ten investment destinations include Morocco in the third place and Ethiopia in the fourth place.

In November 2016, Egypt started its economic reform program backed by the IMF after it had taken several measures, including the imposition of Value Added Taxes (VAT) and gradual removal of subsidies, to receive a $US 12 billion loan.

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Egypt – Central Sinai, Anti Terror Military Raid, 7 Killed, 3 Arrested

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The Egyptian military has carried anti-terrorist operations in Sinai on Monday.

The military spokesperson said that the military killed seven terrorists including two “leading members of terrorist groups,” in North Sinai in a statement published on social media.

He also said in a separate statement that three terrorist suspects were arrested in central Sinai.

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In both operations together, the spokesperson said it destroyed vehicles and motorcycles, a tunnel, and cannabis farms, in addition to dozens of “terrorist dens” where they found computers and material used to manufacture explosives.

Several photos of the operations were published. They included one photo of the three arrested suspects and a photo of the tunnel. The tunnel was reported to have been discovered in the border zone, among other tunnels reported to have been destroyed every month.

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In 2014, the military began working on a buffer zone in Rafah by removing residents’ houses with the aim of securing the borders with Gaza and putting an end to terror.

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Egypt – Irish Man whose Trial Was Adjourned 25 Times, May Be Released Soon

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Ibrahim Halawa trial expected to conclude in Egypt on Sunday
Irish man arrested in Cairo in 2013 at a protest with trial adjourned 25 times

Ibrahim Halawa: was just 17-years-old when arrested and had been shot in the hand, an injury for which he had never received official medical help.

The trial of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa is expected to conclude in Egypt on Sunday.

Mr Halawa was arrested and imprisoned in 2013 while attending a protest in Cairo along with his three sisters. Mr Halawa’s sisters were released but he has remained in prison for almost four years while his trial was adjourned 25 times.

Amnesty International Ireland has highlighted the case and Irish Government observers are watching the trial in Cairo.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the Irish Ambassador in Cairo Damien Cole led a team of observers at the trial on Tuesday. At the hearing a number of police witnesses gave evidence and were cross examined.

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The presiding judge said that only five further witnesses will be called as part of the prosecution case, and that the prosecution case will be concluded at the next hearing, which is set for Sunday, July 9th.

He said he welcomed the progress of the trial into its final stages but said “the Irish Government cannot intervene in a case that is before the Egyptian courts. What we can do, and what we are doing, is redoubling our efforts to ensure that the Egyptian authorities fulfil the clear commitment which they have given us to resolve this issue as soon as the trial ends, and return Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland.”

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Mr Coveney said he had met the Egyptian ambassador to Ireland Ms Soha Gendi, to discuss this case, “and I look forward to speaking to the Egyptian foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, as soon as possible to impress upon him how important I believe this matter is, and to reinforce the need for its early resolution.”

He said he would do everything he could as Minister “to make sure that Ibrahim Halawa is back home in Ireland with his family as soon as possible”.

Amnesty International Ireland has called for Mr Halawa’s immediate release and expressed strong concern for his health. The organisation noted Mr Halawa was just 17-years-old when arrested and had been shot in the hand, an injury for which he had never received official medical help.

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Amnesty’s Colm O’Gorman welcomed support in recent weeks from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and he urged the Irish government to continue to do everything it could to secure his safe return to Ireland.

“We are encouraged by Minister Simon Coveney’s statement affirming the department’s continuing work on Ibrahim’s behalf. Egypt’s continuing refusal to respect its obligations under both Egyptian and international human rights law cannot be tolerated.

“As Ibrahim spends his 1,418th night in an Egyptian prison cell, Amnesty International continues to be gravely concerned for his mental and physical wellbeing. We again reiterate our call to the Egyptian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release,” said Mr O’Gorman.

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Donald Trump Meets With President Al Sisi Of Egypt Whom Obama Refused To Meet

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Erstwile President of United States Of America, Barack Hussein Obama refused to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi. In a twist of events, President Donald Trump welcome Al Sisi to the white House to continue to strengthen the strategic US-Egypt Partnership and to mark a new day in the relationship between the two countries. Al Sisi who stoop against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt became Obama’s enemy but now Donald Trump favorite.

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South Sudan – Regional War Looms As Egypt Denies Bombing South Sudan

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South Sudan rebels accused Egypt today of carrying out bombing raids against their positions, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo, and warned of the risk of a regional war.

It was the first time either side had alleged Egyptian involvement in South Sudan’s festering conflict, which pits President Salva Kiir’s military against forces loyal to his former vice president, Riek Machar.

The Egyptian air force on Friday dropped “more than nine bombs and explosions on the gallant SPLA-IO positions” near the northern village of Kaka, a rebel statement said, using an acronym for the rebel force.

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Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid denied the alleged air strikes, saying: “Egypt does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.”

South Sudan presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny also denied Egypt had conducted any bombings in the country, describing the allegations as “nonsense.”

“Those small packets of rebels are…operating inside our population and we cannot bomb our own population,” he said.

War erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 after a political disagreement between Kiir and Machar exploded into military confrontation.

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Under a peace deal, Machar returned to the capital Juba as vice president early last year. But tensions escalated between the two men, who hail from rival tribes, and fighting broke out again in Juba in July.

Intermittent clashes continue in several parts of the country. The conflict has often taken an ethnic hue, fuelling fears the world’s youngest nation could be plunged into a genocide on the scale of Rwanda’s in 1994.

In the statement, the rebels accused Kiir’s government of seeking to escalate the war. They said they repelled attacks by government forces in several places this week, including at three locations in Unity State, leaving “so many dead bodies”.

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The statement said the rebels had captured nine soldiers after firefights, and destroyed four military vehicles.

“Egyptian participation in the ongoing war in South Sudan are clear indications to the people of South Sudan…that the Juba regime is provoking the region and tilting South Sudan for a regional war,” the statement said.

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Egypt – Al Sisi Made A Surprise Appearance At Military College

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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi paid a sudden visit on Friday to the Cairo-based Military College to inspect the physical preparation and training programs that are being carried by students at the military college, state-run newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm reported.

Al-Sisi was accompanied by the Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi. both the president and the minister joined the students on a bicycle tour around Cairo. the duo also inspected training regiments carried out by the students.

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According to Akhbar Al-Youm, Al-Sisi also had breakfast with the students and praised their physical abilities and talents the students demonstrated during their training.

Al-Sisi also urged the students to be diligent in their training, and to keep to the principles of the military so that they may do their jobs and protect Egypt.

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Three conscripts killed, 5 policemen injured in N. Sinai…

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Three conscripts were killed, in addition to five policemen and one police officer injured, in two separate improvised explosive device (IED) blasts south of Sheikh Zuweid, in northern Sinai.

 

The two IEDs were planted by terrorists to target the security forces, a security source told Al-Masry Al-Youm, pointing out that the blasts occured as two armored vehicles that carried the victims were combing areas south of Sheikh Zuweid.

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The victims were transferred to al-Arish Military Hospital and a report was filed with the incident. Security forces, meanwhile, detonated three remotely-controlled IEDs Monday, that were planted by militants on the road to al-Toama village, south of Sheikh Zuweid.

 

A leader of Beit al-Maqdis terrorist group was arrested in a crackdown in al-Toama, a deserted village known to be a hotbed for the group.

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The security forces first suspected a Bedouin hut in al-Toama village where the group leader was arrested.

 

When they inspected the hut, the suspect attempted to escape. A large amount of ammunition were seized from the hut and the suspect was referred to prosecution.

 

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Cairo’s mobile valeting service

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Residents of Cairo have found ways of beating the congestion which characterizes their city, home delivery services.

From food, coffee to even medical services, residents are increasingly ordering goods and services – from their sofas.

The new addition is a mobile car valeting service.

Residents of Cairo have found ways of beating the congestion which characterizes their city, home delivery services.

From food, coffee to even medical services, residents are increasingly ordering goods and services – from their sofas.

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The new addition is a mobile car valeting service.

The company was founded by a former finance manager Mohamed Hamdy who said he spotted a gap in the market which lead him to set up his home valet service.

“The idea came to me because when I used to go wash my car or pass by a gas station, I would see people crowding over there to wash their cars, and workers unable to deal with them, so I brought a pen and paper and started imagining if I can install all the equipment needed in one car – how it would look like, etc. I hired a number of mechanics to help me build this car, I tried the first time and failed, then tried again and thank God, it worked”.

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His client Magdy Abu Nassef enjoys the service.

“It’s a wonderful idea. It’s very comfortable and practical. You’re offered a good service without having to go anywhere. What’s better than that?”

Its a business which is gradually gaining ground though the cost of the service is twice the normal car wash service.

Residents of Cairo are getting used to the idea of getting things done without leaving their homes.

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Egypt: EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing, 66 aboard

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An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s national airline said.

Officials with the airline and the Egyptian civil aviation department told Reuters they believed the Airbus A320 had crashed into the sea.

Egypt Air said the plane sent an emergency signal – possibly from an emergency beacon attached to the plane – at 04:26 a.m., two hours after it disappeared from radar screens.

In water crashes, an underwater locator beacon attached to the aircraft’s flight recorders starts to emit a signal or ping. This helps the search and rescue teams to locate the boxes, and the location of the crash.

The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew, EgyptAir said. They included 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with nationals from 10 other countries.

“The theory that the plane crashed and fell is now confirmed after the preliminary search and after it did not arrive at any of the nearby airports,” said a senior aviation source, who declined to be identified.

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“All causes for the disaster are open, whether it is a major technical fault or a terrorist action or any other circumstance. This will be ascertained when we inspect the plane’s wreckage and transcribe its black boxes.”

‘NOTHING UNUSUAL’

Families of passengers and the Egyptian prime minister rushed to Cairo International Airport shortly after dawn while the Egyptian and Greek military scrambled aircraft and boats to search for the plane.

The airline said on its Twitter account that Flight MS804, departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST). It disappeared at 02:30 a.m. at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,280 metres) in Egyptian air space, some 280 kms (165 miles) from the Egyptian coastline, before it was due to land at 03:15 a.m., the airline said.

“There was nothing unusual,” EgyptAir vice chairman Ahmed Adel told Reuters. “The search and rescue aircraft from the Egyptian air force are at the position where we lost contact. They are still looking and so far there is nothing found.”

Egyptian state newspaper Ahram reported no distress call was made and the last contact was 10 minutes before the plane disappeared.

The pilot had clocked up 6,275 hours of flying experience, including 2,101 hours on the A320, while the first officer had 2,766 hours, the airline said.

Greek air traffic controllers spoke to the pilot over the island of Kea, in what was thought to be the last broadcast from the aircraft.

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“The pilot did not mention any problems,” Kostas Litzerakis, the head of Greece’s civil aviation department, told Reuters.

However, during the transfer to Cairo airspace, Greek controllers were unable to reach the pilot and the plane vanished from their radars shortly after leaving Greek airspace, he added.

Greece said it had deployed aircraft and a frigate to the area to help with the search.

A Greek defence ministry source said authorities were also investigating an account from the captain of a merchant ship who reported a ‘flame in the sky’ some 130 nautical miles south of the island of Karpathos.

FRENCH EGYPT TO CO-OPERATE

The weather was clear at the time the plane disappeared, according to weather reports.

Speed and altitude data from aviation website FlightRadar24.com indicated the plane was cruising at the time it disappeared.

French President Francois Hollande’s office said the French leader had just spoken to his Egyptian counterpart and that both sides would cooperate closely.

Under U.N. aviation rules, Egypt will automatically lead an investigation into the accident assisted by countries including France, if it is confirmed that an Airbus jet was involved.

“We are in close contact with the Egyptian authorities, both civil and military,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told French radio. “At this stage, no theory can be ruled out regarding the causes of the disappearance.”

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With its ancient archaeological sites and Red Sea resorts, Egypt is a popular destination for Western tourists. But the industry was badly hit following the downing of a Russian jet last year, the ongoing Islamist insurgency and a string of bomb attacks in the country.

An Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Metrojet crashed in the Sinai on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people on board. Russia and Western governments have said the plane was likely brought down by a bomb, and the Islamic State militant group said it had smuggled an explosive device on board.

In March, an EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus by a man with what authorities said was a fake suicide belt. He was arrested after giving himself up.

EgyptAir has a fleet of 57 Airbus and Boeing jets, including 15 of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, according to airfleets.com.

The last fatal incident involving an EgyptAir aircraft was in May 2002, when a Boeing 737 crashed into a hill while on approach to Tunis–Carthage International Airport, killing 14 people.
 

 

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