The Egyptian authorities crack down on culture

She sings so high that birds explode KHEDIVE ISMAIL looms large in Egyptian history. During his 16-year rule the 19th-century Ottoman pasha modernised the country, laying down railways and irrigation canals that remain in use today. A statue of him towers over a square in Ismailia, the city that bears his name

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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Fight Explodes Publicly

[Zimbabwe Independent] The simmering political power struggle between President Emmerson Mnangagwa – currently ruling under military tutelage after coming in last November through a coup – and his co-deputy retired General Constantino Chiwenga over the unresolved Zanu PF leadership issue after the overthrow of former president Robert Mugabe has now exploded into the public domain.

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Egypt goes on the offensive in Sinai

THE Egyptian army announced the offensive with a gauzy video, clips of saluting soldiers and gleaming fighter jets set to martial music. It appears to be the largest operation in North Sinai in years. Hospitals were told to stockpile medicines and cancel annual leave for doctors

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