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Ulf Laessing

Sudan, Egypt say Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal

27 Jun 2020

CAIRO/ADDIS ABABA Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt agreed that Ethiopia will not start filling its Nile dam without reaching an agreement within two weeks, Sudan and Egypt said on Friday.

Sudan pins hopes on Berlin donor meeting as economy nears collapse

23 Jun 2020

KHARTOUM/CAIRO With Sudan's economy at risk of freefall, hammered by inflation exceeding 100% and plagued by shortages of bread, fuel and medicine, the government is pinning its hopes on a conference of potential donors in Berlin this week.

'Numerous' reports of looting in retaken Libyan towns, UN says

07 Jun 2020

CAIRO The United Nations has received "numerous" reports of looting and destruction in two towns outside Tripoli retaken by the forces of Libya's internationally recognised government, it said on Sunday.

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

29 May 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

06 May 2020

CAIRO In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.

Egyptian pound's initial coronavirus immunity seen waning

28 Apr 2020

CAIRO/DUBAI/LONDON Egypt's pound has been a rare riser among emerging market currencies beaten down by the coronavirus fallout but pressure is growing on it to weaken.

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

25 Apr 2020

ALGIERS/CAIRO/JAKARTA Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost sacred. | Video

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

20 Apr 2020

ALGIERS/CAIRO/JAKARTA, April 20 Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost sacred.

Coronavirus crisis spells trouble for many Egyptian breadwinners

07 Apr 2020

CAIRO Squatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.

Baghdad's booksellers won't let coronavirus close them down

10 Mar 2020

BAGHDAD They survived censorship under Saddam Hussein and the years of violence that followed his downfall, so the booksellers of Baghdad are not too worried by coronavirus.

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