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Egypt Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak

Egypt Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak

A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against his government. Charges against seven of Mubarak’s senior officials, including his interior minister, were also dropped. His sons Gamal and Alaa were also cleared of separate corruption charges by the same court

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CAF Expels Morocco

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has confirmed the expulsion of Morocco from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after the country’s refusal to host the tournament because of its fears over the Ebola outbreak in the West African sub- region. CAF expelled Morocco, who would have qualified as hosts, from the finals. Morocco was given until

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. The decision was made after Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi called a meeting of the National Defence Council to discuss the security situation. “The army and the police will take

Egypt Holds Presidential Polls

Amidst tight security mounted by the police and the military, millions of Egyptian voters are casting presidential ballots across the nation. The election, which is the second in two years, was scheduled to hold on Monday and Tuesday and has just two candidates contesting for the presidential seat. One is Abdul Fattah al-sisi, a former

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