The death toll from COVID-19 in Africa has soared to 2,556 today, with more than 75,000 infections in 54 countries across the continent. The data is thanks to the latest pandemic statistics on the continent by the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
Concern is rising over reports of Russian Armed Forces deployment of Resonans-NE radar systems near the Israeli border. The Resonans-NE radar system is designed for long-range detection, tracking, determination of coordinates and movement parameters of a wide class of modern and promising targets, including cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic aircraft, even those manufactured using stealth technology.
Kuwaiti authorities resolved “riots and chaos” by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation after being held in special housing units for violations of the country’s residence law. The Egyptian embassy had also apologized for the incident, and said hey would begin preparing schedules for their return flights this week.
The Egyptian army announced on Thursday that 10 soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an explosion targeting an armored military vehicle in North Sinai. Military spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai said, nonetheless, that the army continued its combat operations against “terrorist elements” to maintain the country’s security.
The number of executions globally decreased for the fourth year in a row, but it is worth noting that only a few countries are responsible for almost all the executions. Amnesty International, an international human rights organization, recorded 657 executions in 2019, with 86 percent of the cases being accounted for by just four countries.
Since necessity is the mother of innovation, many Orthodox Christians followed Easter resurrection services on the Internet or television. Others ignored the dangers of the virus and attended church ceremonies on the most important day on the Orthodox calendar. In Georgia, a few hundred people took part in the midnight mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, after the government allowed public attendance, despite measures to ban a night walkthrough to contain the virus.
Seven suspected militants and a police officer were killed after Egyptian security forces raided an alleged hideout in Cairo’s Amiriyah district on Tuesday. According to the Interior Ministry, the whereabouts of the suspected militants were discovered in the Amiriyah district, which was raided by security forces for several hours.
Today saw the number of infections by the new coronavirus in Africa exceed by 1,000 in 40 countries across the continent, with records of 30 deaths, according to the latest statistics on the covid-19 pandemic. In total, 1,107 cases of infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The very first case on the continent was reported on February 14, in Egypt.
OUR PICK #1: PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
As the only survivors of the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the incredible Pyramids at Giza are the world’s oldest attraction. Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the pyramids were already more than 2,000 years old when Herodotus the Greek historian visited them (5th century BC). A highly skilled corps of mathematicians, masons, surveyors and stonecutters did the job of building the Pyramids. 100,000 slaves were used to carry out the backbreaking task of moving and laying the stones of the largest pyramid, Cheops. Even to this day experts cannot agree how this incredible feat of architecture was achieved, given the prehistoric tools available to the Egyptians.
Thе Fіrѕt Deputy Chairman оf thе Sоvеrеіgn Cоunсіl оf Sudаn, Lieutenant-General Mоhаmеd Hаmdаn Dagalo, “Hаmіdаtі,” tоld reporters Sundау thаt Sudan is раrt оf the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam project, аnd іt wіll рlау thе role of mediator between Egурt and Ethіоріа tо rеасh an аgrееmеnt.
Traditionally, a Nile cruise was considered the centerpiece of an Egyptian vacation, evoking romantic images of idyllic days spent drifting in luxury between the iconic sights of Ancient Egypt. In Victorian times, a Nile cruise was the only way to see some of Egypt’s most outstanding ancient temples. Modern visitors have more options available to them; and while Nile cruises are still popular, some find themselves put off by the idea of being confined on a boat for the majority of their vacation.
More than 20 people have been killed in some worst the worst flooding to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday. The North African country has been battered by heavy rains and strong winds that began in the earlier hours of Thursday and continued on Friday.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to resign during the Arab Spring in 2011, died Tuesday, aged 91 in a military hospital in Cairo, Egyptian state television reported. Mubarak ruled Egypt as an authoritarian for nearly three decades, and was one of the United States’ main allies in the Middle East against armed groups. He was also a peacekeeper between Egypt and Israel.
Traveling to Egypt is the only thing you buy that makes you richer because of its great historical landmarks and its unforgettable civilization. However, one may ask an important question… Is it safe to travel to Egypt in 2020 and what’s the best time for traveling? Yes, Egypt is totally safe & secure.
And this all because of many factors that have caused the permanent stability of Egypt, so let’s shed some light on these factors such as:
Sahara, (from Arabic ṣaḥrāʾ, “desert”) largest desert in the world. Filling nearly all of northern Africa, it measures approximately 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from east to west and between 800 and 1,200 miles from north to south and has a total area of some 3,320,000 square miles (8,600,000 square km); the actual area varies as the desert expands and contracts over time. The Sahara is bordered in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the north by the Atlas Mountains and Mediterranean Sea, in the east by the Red Sea, and in the south by the Sahel—a semiarid region that forms a transitional zone between the Sahara to the north and the belt of humid savannas to the south.
The coronavirus, called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization, is now present on all continents. The number of victims of the epidemic of the new coronavirus on Saturday exceeded 1,500 in China, and the first case of infection in Africa was recorded in Egypt. It was the Egyptian Ministry of Health that announced on Friday that it had registered the first case of the disease on the African continent.
The leaders of the African Union countries, at the beginning of their 3-day summit in Addis Ababa, sought to enhance their participation in mediations in a number of armed conflicts that are tearing the continent apart. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced his country’s readiness to host an African summit devoted to discussing the formation of a joint African force to combat terrorism.
The 33rd African Union Summit will be launched Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, under the slogan “Silencing the guns to create conditions for Africa’s development.” The presidency of the summit will move from Egypt to South Africa, and to President Cyril Ramaphosa from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Today, Ramaphosa presides over a closed session to present the challenges that stand in the way of Africa’s progress.
EGYPT PYRAMIDS FACTS
The first step in building a pyramid was to choose a suitable site. This had to be on the west side of the Nile because the west was where the sun set and where the dead were thought to enter the underworld. The pyramids also needed to be situated on the high ground, away from the danger of flooding at the time of the Nile’s inundation.
However, it could not be too far away from the bank because the river would be used to transport blocks of fine quality limestone for the outer casing from Tura, on the other side of the Nile. The site chosen would be at a point on the desert plateau that would prove a firm rock base capable of supporting the great weigh of the pyramid without any risk of cracking. It would also need to be within easy reach of the capital, so that the king could go to inspect the building work whenever he wished.
“Egypt is the Gift of the Nile” is an old saying passed spontaneously through the minds of most people all over the world without paying attention or realizing its real meaning. To achieve the meaning of this saying, you have to recognize what is the Nile River?
THE HISTORICAL ROLE OF THE NILE RIVER
The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host a mini-African summit on the Libyan crisis on January 30, before the AU summit scheduled for February 9th. It comes at a time when the Libyan capital is witnessing a state of security chaos, after the expansion of the presence of militias and foreign mercenaries in its various parts that are still under the authority of the government.
Egypt has identified the basic points and conditions that must be included in the final agreement for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is to be reached in the Washington meetings on January 28 and 29. Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly chaired the Supreme Committee for the Nile Water Saturday, to review the results of the Washington meeting on the Renaissance Dam. He valued the constructive and positive role played by the administration of the US President, Donald Trump, in facilitating negotiations and converging views between the three countries.
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Egypt has a massive population of over 98 million people, with the current GDP per capital at just over $3,000. Egypt has invested in human capital but according to Professor Ragui Assaad, Egypt’s economic growth is “jobless growth,” and has “no impact on employment rates or the quality of jobs…but poverty and inequality have increased. Growth has essentially not been creating good jobs despite the apparent decline in unemployment.”
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