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Germany approves delivery of submarine to Egypt

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The German government has allowed ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) to deliver a submarine to Egypt. TKMS has so far delivered three Type 209/1400mod class...

Coronavirus claims second Egyptian military officer

A senior Egyptian military official died from coronavirus, state newspaper Al-Ahram said, a day after state media announced the death of another senior military...

Jail sentence for Arab Spring activist

An Egyptian court sentenced a leading activist in the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprising to a one-year prison term convicting him of spreading false news,...

World arms exports continued to increase over the last five years,...

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International arms exports increased by 5% between 2015 and 2019 compared to the previous five years, according to new data from the Stockholm International...

US supports Nile Dam – Egypt

US President Donald Trump told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi Washington will keep up efforts for a deal between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over...

Egypt buries Mubarak

Egypt held a military funeral for former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing final honours on the man who ruled for 30 years until ousted in...

Mubarak dies

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy, died on...

First Coronavirus case in Africa

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Egypt announced its first Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on Friday, Africa's first documented infection. “This is not unexpected and South Africa remains vigilant for...

Canadians detained in Egypt – Trudeau taking action

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the cases of Canadians detained in Egypt with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. “We always stand up for Canadians...

Egypt, Italy in talks on possible FREMM buy

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The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On 4 February,...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...