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Mansoura is the capital of the Dakahlia Governorate
27/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Egyptian doctor convicted of female genital mutilation

Egypt saw its first ever conviction for female genital mutilation on Monday. The practise had been banned in the country since 2008, but remains widespread.



African press review 26 January 2015

There's a lot of confusion in Nigeria, reflected on this morning's front pages...

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22 January, 2015
23/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

After Mubarak sons' release Egypt NGOs call for all political prisoners to be freed

An Egyptian court yesterday demanded the release of the sons of former leader Hosni Mubarak. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak will be released pending a retrial on corruption charges.

African press review 21 January 2015

Violence against women is still widespread in Egypt. Kenyatta apologises for the teargassing of schoolkids. Zimbabwe does better on jobs than some people say.


African press review 19 January 2015

Kenyan teachers return to work after a court rules their strike illegal. A Liberian doctor battles Ebola. Military men squeeze out technocrats as leaders of African nations.

The Orange Blossom collective, and “Ya sidi”
17/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The Orange Blossom collective, and “Ya sidi”

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the song “Ya sidi”. There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, the new quiz question.
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Soukry  in Cairo, 15 January, 2015
16/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Canadian Al Jazeera journalist to be freed 'sooner rather than later'

On a visit to Cairo Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird announced Thursday that progress is being made towards freeing jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi
15/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Egypt's President al Sisi moves to ban foreign publications seen as offensive to religion

The decree grants the Prime Minister the power to ban the re-publication and distribution of material produced abroad.

African press review 14 January 2015

The newest issue of Charlie Hebdo comes out today and some people are not happy about the choice of front page. The Kenyan teachers' strike seems to be reaching a decisive point.