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Egypt Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Priest
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Egypt Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Priest

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced a man to die for the April stabbing death of a Coptic Christian priest in an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous nation. Nehru Tawfiq, 60, was convicted in Alexandria criminal court of murder for killing 56-year-old priest Arsanious Wadid and illegal possession of a knife. His lawyers had argued that the killing was not deliberate. Tawfiq can appeal the verdict. Wadid was killed at a popular seaside promenade in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in April. Investigators found that Tawfiq was an Islamist with an extremist background. During last month’s court session he appeared in court in a caged-off section of the room shouting “God is great” in Arabic. He attempted to recite verses from the Quran, the Muslim holy book, ...
Egypt Jails Ex-presidential Candidate For 15 Years
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Egypt Jails Ex-presidential Candidate For 15 Years

An Egyptian court sentenced former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and several prominent figures from the banned Muslim Brotherhood to lengthy jail terms on Sunday on accusations including plotting to overthrow the state. Aboul Fotouh, who is in his early 70s and according to his family suffers from several medical conditions, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, subject to appeal, the court ruling said. Rights groups say thousands of politicians, activists and journalists are detained in Egypt after unfair trials or without legal basis. Aboul Fotouh quit the Muslim Brotherhood in 2011 after disagreements over the role of religion in politics and founded the more centrist Strong Egypt party, launching an independent bid for the presidency in 2012. The inte...
Egypt: Somali Teen Who Allegedly Killed Attacker Released
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Egypt: Somali Teen Who Allegedly Killed Attacker Released

A Somali teenager accused of killing a tuk-tuk driver who she alleged had tried to rape her has been released from custody in Egypt. The 15-year-old had been held for four days after handing herself in to authorities, local media report. But police and medical examiners agreed there was evidence to show she had likely acted in self-defence, Egypt's prosecutor's office said. She was released on Friday pending further investigation. According to Ahram Online, the girl told police the driver had taken her to a remote spot where he had tried to rape her. But she fought back, injuring her hands on his knife before managing to wrestle it from the alleged attacker. Read Also: Egyptian Tycoon Jailed For Assaulting Orphan Girls She then stabbed him and fled. The unident...
Egyptian Tycoon Jailed For Assaulting Orphan Girls
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Egyptian Tycoon Jailed For Assaulting Orphan Girls

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a businessman to three years in prison for trafficking and sexually assaulting seven underage girls at an orphanage he founded. Media and real estate tycoon Mohamed el-Amin was arrested on January 8 and held in custody pending investigations into accusations that he “sexually assaulted children using force”. He now faces up to 25 years in prison if found guilty. The case came to public attention after a Facebook page accused the owner of the Al-Mustaqbal group — formerly the owner of the CBC television network before it was sold in 2018 — of sexually assaulting young girls. A judiciary source told AFP Saturday that “witnesses confirmed the testimonies of the victims” during the investigation, referring to girls at an orphanage opened by A...
Egyptian Football Coach Dies After Final Whistle
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Egyptian Football Coach Dies After Final Whistle

An Egyptian football coach Adham El-Selhadar has died in tragic circumstances after watching his side El Magd score a 92nd-minute winner. El-Selhadar, 53 suffered a heart attack in the immediate aftermath of his side’s goal against El Zarqa in an Egyptian Second League match on Thursday. While the goal originally sparked jubilant celebrations, the mood quickly soured after El-Selhadar was rushed to hospital having suffered a heart attack during the subsequent scenes following the goal. Confirmation of his death has led to a wave of touching tributes from some of the biggest names in Egyptian football, with pair of top tier clubs Al Ahly SC and Ismaily SC – the latter of whom El-Selhadar managed – since publishing heartfelt posts. Read Also: Super Eagles Goalie, Okoye Injured In...
Mo Salah Voted Premier League Player Of The Year
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Mo Salah Voted Premier League Player Of The Year

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been voted the men’s Player of the Year in a poll of 400,000 supporters, after netting 32 goals and counting, in all club competitions this calendar year. The Egyptian international was named the best performer in 2021 at the Football Supporters’ Association Awards on Monday. Salah held off competition from Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Man City pair Phil Foden, and Rúben Dias, West Ham United’s Michail Antonio, and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans to claim the gong.   See Also: FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Maintain 36th In The World, Fifth Best In Africa Last season, Salah, 29, netted 31 times in league and cup matches. He is the fourth Liverpool player to scoop the award in 11 years and the first to win the award on two occasions. It adds to an extr...
Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021
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Egypt, Gabon, Ghana Qualify for AFCON 2021

Egypt and Ghana have both qualified for the African Cup of Nations on Thursday and were joined by Comoros and Gambia, who will make surprising debuts at next year’s tournament. Egypt drew 1-1 in Kenya, enough to see the record seven-time champion clinch one of the two qualifying places in Group G. That result also helped Comoros take the other spot. Comoros had earlier drawn 0-0 at home against Togo but Kenya needed to win in order to maintain its hopes of qualifying in the last round of matches next week. Comoros, an archipelago of volcanic islands off the east coast of Africa, is one of the continent’s smallest countries and has a population of less than a million. But it had some memorable results in the qualifying campaign, including victories over Togo and Kenya and a 1-1 dra...
Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit
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Klopp Speaks on Possible Salah Exit

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has declared that the club will not consider any bids for Egyptian Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian forward had during a recent interview declined to rule out a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future. Speculations have been rife in the media over the future of the prolific forward, especially with the Reds title defence in shatters, but Klopp has quelled rumours of a possible summer transfer away from the club. Klopp said, “It is very important – both to the team and that Mo stays here with us. It is not often that I have to praise my own players, which of course I always like to do.” “But in Mo’s case the numbers just speak for themselves. But Mo is not only a goal scorer. He is developed football-wise as well – and is a very,...
Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today
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Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt is set to receive its first set of the COVID-10 vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Sunday (today). According to the Egyptian authority in charge of the acquisition of the procurement of pharmaceuticals announced on Saturday, “the arrival of the first batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine tomorrow, Sunday January 31, 2021”, without specifying the number of doses, AFP reported. Officials had last week said they had ordered 20 million doses, according to Egyptian media. Data shows that Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country with around 100 million people, has recorded nearly 165,000 Covid-19 cases, including more than 9,200 deaths. However, some health officials are of the view that the reported infection rate is much lower than t...
AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo
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AFCON Trophy Missing from Egyptian Football Association Headquarters in Cairo

News emerging from Egypt has it that the trophy the country's national team won thrice in a row was discovered missing from the country's football federation headquarters. According to reports, the discovery was made as preparations were being made to create a museum where all the trophies and awards won by the Egyptian football teams will be kept and displayed. Ahmed Shobir, a former Egyptian Football Association, Vice President, is quoted as saying: "Officials of the committee which meets every five years and currently manages the Football Association were surprised that the trophy was not available, in light of their desire to create a museum at the federation headquarters, which would feature the trophy and the national team’s kits. "However, (they) were surprised to find that...