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  • Africa: African Press Review 26 November 2014
    [RFI]Eskom plans to shed jobs. Suspected Ugandan rebels go on a killing spree in DRC. Nigeria devalues. A charity bike is stolen in Egypt. Kenyans get angry about security failures. And Wole Soyinka tells how he overcame prostate cancer.
    All Africa.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:47:13 GMT.
  • World Briefing: Egypt: Apartment Building Collapses
    An apartment building in Cairo collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 19 people as rescuers and neighbors frantically dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors, the authorities said.
    International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:19:21 GMT.
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  • Legitimate and illegitimate dictators
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again declared his refusal to recognize the legitimacy of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and reproached countries that have accepted Mr.. el-Sisi as a legitimate leader.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Cairo collapse leaves 15 dead
    At least 15 people have been killed after a block of flats collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the BBC's Orla Guerin reports.
    BBC News.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:38:41 GMT.
  • Cairo building collapse kills 15
    Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 15 people.
    BBC News.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:20:47 GMT.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Leader Arrested in Egypt
    With the arrest of the last senior Brotherhood leader not in prison, the government’s main channel of communication with the group was closed off.
    By Merna Thomas.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:30:18 GMT.
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  • Egypt's Sissi Says Pardon for Al Jazeera Journalists ‘Being Discussed’
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:23:33 -0500.
  • Egypt President Sisi hints at pardoning jailed Al Jazeera journalists - The Baltic Times
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Thursday that the possibility of granting presidential pardons to three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists was being considered. "This issue is under ...
    Baltic Times.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • Egypt to Deepen Gaza Buffer Zone
    Egypt will double to one kilometer (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:11:16 -0500.
  • The Powerful New Board That Will Oversee Detroit's Recovery
    In 1942, after a coalition of Allied forces successfully triumphed in the Battle of Egypt, Winston Churchill famously said, "Now is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning."
    By Micheline Maynard.  Forbes.  Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:37:00 GMT.
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Facts About Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt, located in northeast Africa, is governed by a People's Assembly and by a President who appoints a Prime Minister and a Cabinet.  Egypt's capital city is Cairo, and its currency is the Egyptian Pound.  The primary spoken language of Egyptians is Arabic and, in 2007, Egypt's estimated population was 80,335,000.

For more news and information about Egypt, visit this official Egyptian government website.  For detailed maps of Egypt, visit this Egypt map website.

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