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Egypt says its population has hit 100 million

Egypt’s population has reached 100 million, the statistics agency said Tuesday, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities. The North African country retains its position as the most populous Arab nation and Africa’s third most populous country behind Ethiopia and Nigeria. A counter installed atop the Central
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Sinai militants kill and wound seven Egyptian soldiers ―Army

Militants killed and wounded seven Egyptian soldiers in restive North Sinai on Sunday, Egypt’s military said. The army said it “foiled” an attack on security facilities, “killing 10 terrorists and destroying a four-wheel-drive used by the terrorist elements.” The casualties were of various ranks including two officers, according to the brief statement posted to the
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12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

The police have arrested parents of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl who died after undergoing genital mutilation. The doctor who performed the procedure was also arrested. According to Ghanaweb, the 12-year-old girl died in the Assiut governance of Upper Egypt last week due to complications she suffered after a retired doctor removed part of her genitals,
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Coronavirus, China, Border

More countries issue travel ban to China

MORE countries have banned travel to China in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus As the death toll rose above 300 in China, more countries have issued travel warnings and bans. Vietnam has barred all flights from and to China. Overall, nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled since the outbreak. Australia is
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Buhari

(BREAKING) Aswan Forum: Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday returned to Abuja after he participated in the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, held in Egypt. NAN reported that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about
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