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Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey's presidential candidates: Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is not a politician but an academic and diplomat, who has headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the past nine years.

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo
23/07/2014 - Report: US - Egypt - Middle East

Kerry in Cairo to push for Gaza ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius (L) with his Egyptian counterpart Samih Shukri (R) in Cairo
19/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Truce in Gaza urgent, French FM says during Egypt visit

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called for an “urgent” ceasefire in Gaza, backing the Egyptian plan rejected by Hamas this week.

Three journalists working for Al Jazeera- Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (L-R) have been jailed in Egypt
18/07/2014 - Report: Egypt - European Union

European parliament calls for ban on spy technology export to Egypt

The European parliament yesterday called for a ban of surveillance and military technology to Egypt.


African press review 8 July 2014

Kenya's opposition rally, Tony Blair and Egypt, the Renaissance Dam and South Sudan's third birthday - all in today's African papers ....


African press review 7 July 2014

The Standard in Kenya reports a heavy police presence in Nairobi's central business district this morning, as the authorities and shop-owners prepare for today's opposition rally.


African press review 24 June 2014

Football, the controversial Complete Cure Device, the end of South Africa's Platinum strike - all in today's African papers ..


African press review 19 June 2014

The platinum strike in South Africa, Julius Malma's maiden speech in parliament, labour protests in Egypt - all in today's African papers ..


African press review 16 June 2014

Violence in East Africa and a Salafist ban on Muslims watching the world cup .. all in today's African papers ...


African press review 11 June 2014

A Sudanese ambassador runs away to London. Peace hopes in South Sudan. Egyptian media look at Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Morsi’s trial resumes.