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Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US

An ancient wooden sarcophagus that was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences in the US was returned to Egypt after US authorities...

Death toll from South Africa gas truck explosion rises to 34

The death toll from an explosion of a tanker truck on Christmas Eve near eastern Johannesburg has risen to 34, including 10 health workers...

Africa’s longest-serving ruler poised to extend his 43 years in power

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving ruler, is poised to extend his 43 years in power in the oil-rich country amid...

Jailed British-Egyptian activist ‘has deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike

The family of jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah said they have seen him and his condition has “deteriorated severely”. The news was posted in...

Egypt calls reports of surveillance at Cop27 ‘ludicrous’

A senior Egyptian diplomat has dismissed as “ludicrous” reports that his country’s police have been conducting surveillance of participants at this year’s UN climate...

‘Medical intervention’ after British-Egyptian activist escalates hunger strike

Egyptian prison authorities have intervened medically after jailed British-Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah escalated his hunger strike, his mother said. With relatives scrambling for details...

Global treaty needed to stop spread of fossil fuel energy, says island leader

The world should confront climate change the way it does nuclear weapons by agreeing to a non-proliferation treaty that stops further production of fossil...

Small passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria, killing 19

A small passenger plane has crashed into Lake Victoria on approach to an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 people. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa gave the...

Emmanuel Macron heads to Africa for three-nation trip

French President Emmanuel Macron has begun a three-nation tour of Africa. The four-day visit to Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau is the French leader’s first diplomatic...

Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after minor crash

Egyptian authorities have resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during...

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