Articles tagged 'egypt'

Chiyangwa leaves for Egypt 4 May 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday left for Egypt where he is set to attend a ceremony to honour and welcome new president Ahmad Ahmad at the Caf headquarters in Cairo today. The event in Egypt will also see the Arab Champions League draw being held at the monumental pyramids s...
Mighty Warriors beat Egypt 21 September 2016 HARARE - Mighty Warriors Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi was happy with his team’s display in an international friendly 2-1 win against Egypt here yesterday but felt the visitors did little to afford them enough competition. First-half goals from Maud Mafuruse and Tonderayi Masango saw the home...
Mlauzi rallies Mighty Warriors 21 September 2016 HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi has urged his charges to make full use of their international friendly match against Egypt this afternoon at Rufaro Stadium. This is the first step in the team’s preparations for the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) later this year. The...
Mighty Warriors in tough draw 19 September 2016 HARARE - The Mighty Warriors have been placed in a tough group for the 10th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) at the draw conducted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, last night. Shadreck Mlauzi’s charges were drawn in Group A were they will clash with hosts Cameroon, Egypt and South Afric...
Egypt president calls for reforms 30 June 2016 CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who came to power after a bloody crackdown on political Islamists, called on Wednesday for religious reforms to counter extremists in a speech to Muslim clerics. Sisi has often warned that Islamist extremism presents a vital threat to the region...
Egypt's ex-president Morsi given life in spying case 18 June 2016 CAIRO - The Islamist former President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has been sentenced to life in prison at the end of an espionage trial. He was one of a number of defendants accused of passing documents to Qatar. Morsi's lawyer told AFP that he had been acquitted of spying in this case, but c...
8 Egyptian policemen killed in ambush 8 May 2016 CAIRO - Eight plain clothes policemen in Egypt have been shot dead on the outskirts of the capital, Cairo, officials say. Their white police van was ambushed in the early hours of Sunday morning in the southern district of Helwan. Four gunmen in a truck sprayed the vehicle with bullets from...
Egypt journalists protest against arrests 2 May 2016 CAIRO - Egypt's journalists' union has demanded the dismissal of the interior minister after two journalists were arrested at its headquarters in Cairo overnight. The union also called for a sit-in to protest against the security forces' "blatant barbarism and aggression on the dignity of the ...
Saudi-Egyptian deal on Red Sea islands sparks anger 12 April 2016 LONDON - Egypt's decision to cede sovereignty over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has sparked anger from some commentators online. The move comes while Saudi King Salman is on a rare visit to Egypt during which he has announced plans for Saudi aid and investment for Egypt. Some Egyptia...
Egypt holds first parliament in three years 11 January 2016 CAIRO - Egypt's parliament has opened for the first time in more than three years, packed with supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The previous Islamist-dominated legislature was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012. The following year, the then General Sisi ousted President Mohamm...
Egypt votes in long-delayed parly elections 18 October 2015 CAIRO - Polls have opened in Egypt in the first round of long-delayed elections to choose a new parliament. They are the first such elections since the previous chamber was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012. The authorities say the poll is the final step in a transition to democracy. H...
Egypt govt resigns amid corruption inquiry 13 September 2015 CAIRO - Egypt's government has resigned and the country's oil minister has been asked to form a new cabinet within a week, the office of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. No official reason was given for the government's resignation. However, a senior source was quoted as saying the ...
Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years 21 April 2015 CAIRO - An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in Ju...
Egypt turns over new leaf after protests, deaths 2 March 2015 HARARE - It is hard not to be impressed when you arrive in the populous, rich and modern nation of Egypt, especially when you are invited as a guest of the president. There is just a brief wait in the VIP lounge at the Cairo Airport, with its creme leatherette sofas and some soft Bollywood mus...
Egypt in mourning over executions 18 February 2015 CAIRO - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Monday declared seven days of national mourning after an Isis video showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians taken hostage in Libya. President El Sisi,  who was due to meet a group of editors from 16 African countries on Monday,  called ...
Egypt sentences 188 to death 4 December 2014 CAIRO - More than 180 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death in Egypt over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo. The attack took place on the same day as Egyptian security forces broke up protest camps set up by Brotherhood supporters, leaving hundreds...
Cairo building collapse kills 10 25 November 2014 CAIRO - A block of flats has collapsed in Egypt's capital, Cairo, killing at least 10 people, officials say. Seven people were also injured when the eight-storey building in the western suburb of Matariya collapsed overnight. Emergency services chief Gen Mamdouh Abdul Qader said rescue work...
Zim's Afcon bid faces strong challenge 8 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will battle it out against six other countries for the right to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced. The six other countries vying to host the finals are: Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Sudan. ...
Zim begin Davis Cup Group II quest 8 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's quest to qualify for the 2015 Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group II begins when the Euro/Africa Zone Group III roars into life today at Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe non-playing captain Martin Dzuwa is expected to lead the team that includes Takanyi Garangang...
Sisi declared new Egyptian president 4 June 2014 CAIRO - Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week's presidential election.
'We are being watched' say Egyptians on social media 3 June 2014 CAIRO - The Egyptian government has announced a plan to monitor social media for potential terrorist activity - to the alarm many in the country. "We are being watched" is one of the top trending hashtags in Egypt right now. It's been used more than 46,000 times on Twitter si...
Egypt election: Sisi secures crushing win 29 May 2014 CAIRO - Former military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has won an overwhelming victory in Egypt's presidential election, according to provisional results. He gained more than 93% of the vote with ballots from most polling stations counted, state media say. Turnout is expected to be about 46% - ...
Egypt election enters second day 27 May 2014 CAIRO - Egyptians are going to the polls on the final day of voting in the country's presidential election. Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year, is standing against left-wing candidate Hamdeen Sabahi. Mr Sisi is forecast to win the...
Egypt's Mubarak jailed 21 May 2014 CAIRO - A court in Egypt has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzling public funds. His two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also convicted and given four-year terms. The three were also fined $3m (£1.8m) and ordered to repay the $17...
Egypt sentences 683 to death 28 April 2014 CAIRO - A judge in Egypt has sentenced 683 people - including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie - to death in a mass trial, lawyers say. Mr Badie and the 682 other supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi faced charges relating to an attack on a police station last year. The sam...