Tag: Egypt

Two Swedish Nationals Convicted in Eritrean Sinai Torture Blackmail Trial

Two Swedish Nationals Convicted in Eritrean Sinai Torture Blackmail Trial The two men, 21 and 18, were sentenced to a month in prison with probation, and probation respectively despite prosecutor calls for a "severe sentence". The kidnappers, who are reported to be Swedish nationals of middle eastern descent, demanded that the woman pay them $33,000.  […]

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Egypt–Ethiopia crisis: “No Nile, No Egypt”

Egypt–Ethiopia crisis: “No Nile, No Egypt” "Senior Egyptian politicians were caught on live televisionplotting the use of military force to halt the project. Then, on Monday, President Mohammed Morsi told a cheering crowd that “all options are open” in dealing with the crisis." Long years of deadlock and bitter recrimination are now coming to a head as the […]

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Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies

  Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies By Gregory R. Copley | oilprice.com Egypt’s Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water.  The result will almost certainly lead to an increased level of insecurity […]

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The SINAI Connection

A Sudanese migrant held in captivity by human traffickers in the Sinai Peninsula, at an Israeli shelter, Tel Aviv,  The SINAI Connection Lina Attalah April 23, 2013 "When the police asked what was in the car, the driver said potatoes and tomatoes,” recounts Effrant, a young Eritrean man, describing how he’d been covered with a […]

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Ethiopia’s Contested Dam Project on the Nile River

Stratfor.com The Nile River near Aswan, Egypt   At the height of the Arab Spring in March 2011 when Egypt was consumed by domestic unrest, Ethiopia announced it would soon begin construction on a hydroelectric dam along the Blue Nile River, one of two main tributaries for the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which […]

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Eritrea releases Egyptian ship captain

Egypt Independent Eritrean authorities released Wednesday an Egyptian ship captain who was arrested seven months ago after sailing into Eritrea's territorial waters. According to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, the captain, Mohamed al-Helaisy, steered the boat into Eritrean waters to mend the vessel after it broke down. Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted the Egyptian Ambassador to Eritrea Mahmoud Nayel […]

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Video: Eritrea wins Stage 1 of African cycling championship 2011

Eritrea wins Day 1 of African continental cycling championship 2011. Some of the countries that are participating in the event include South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ivory Coast. Eritrean cyclist Daniel Teklehaymanot, Natnael Berhane, Jani Tewelde and Frekalsi Debessay represented Eritrean national team on today's race. Day 1 Ranking: 1. Eritrea 2. […]

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Cave Cafe Food Truck: the miraculous journey of Chef Teddy

Twin Cities Daily Planet, By Lu Lippold, October 31, 2011       Let me ask you this, fellow citizens. Have you recently spoken with anyone who, in the course of your conversation, declared that the United States was the best country in the world, by far, no question, the best, best, best country in the entire world? […]

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Cairo airport alerted to volcanic ashes from Eritrea

Communications  6/14/2011 12:06:00 AM   CAIRO, June 13 (KUNA) — Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) announced on Monday a state of emergency at Cairo International Airport after a cloud of volcanic ashes stemming from Eritrea entered Egypt's skies. All flights to Khartoum, capital of Sudan, and Asmara, capital of Eritrea, have been rescheduled, ECAA said […]

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