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Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

13 May 2020

CAIRO While Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working practices, officials say. | Video

IMF approves $2.77 billion in emergency pandemic aid for Egypt

11 May 2020

WASHINGTON/CAIRO The International Monetary Fund on Monday said its executive board approved $2.77 billion in emergency financing to help Egypt grapple with the new coronavirus pandemic that has brought tourism to a standstill and triggered major capital flight.

Coronavirus narrows options for migrants buffeted by Libya's war

08 May 2020

CAIRO After several failed crossings from Libya to Italy and a long spell in detention, Nigerian migrant Olu had pinned his hopes on being evacuated from the besieged city of Tripoli with his family.

Coronavirus narrows options for migrants buffeted by Libya's war

08 May 2020

CAIRO, May 8 After several failed crossings from Libya to Italy and a long spell in detention, Nigerian migrant Olu had pinned his hopes on being evacuated from the besieged city of Tripoli with his family.

Window for containing coronavirus in Mideast closing - WHO

03 Apr 2020

CAIRO Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose to nearly 60,000, almost double their level a week earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Egypt's health sector races to scale up coronavirus readiness

02 Apr 2020

CAIRO Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus, ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($64 million) in extra funding for its health services.

Egypt's health sector races to scale up coronavirus readiness

02 Apr 2020

CAIRO Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus, ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($64 million) in extra funding for its health services.

Egypt's health sector races to scale up coronavirus readiness

01 Apr 2020

CAIRO, April 1 Egypt has ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus, ordering manufacturers to channel medical protective equipment to public hospitals and announcing 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($64 million) in extra funding for its health services.

Egypt declares two-week curfew to counter coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks from Wednesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and those who violate the measure will be punished under emergency laws, the prime minister said.

Dress codes and dancing: Sudan sees culture thaw after Bashir

18 Mar 2020

KHARTOUM In Sudan's capital Khartoum, a hip-hop producer who had his equipment seized during anti-government protests last year is now free to mix tracks in his studio. | Video

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