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US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

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 The United States joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the UN Human Rights Council, which has enshrined abortion access as a universal right. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing ceremony. The Geneva Consensus Declaration aims to promote women's health, "defends the unborn and reiterates the vital importance of the family," Pompeo said at the ceremony. Access to abortion is widely restricted in the other countries to co-sponsor the declaration. "There is no international right to abortion," Pompeo said. Though the document does not directly address same-sex marriage, the only co-spon...
Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

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By Our Reporter There  new hope for a mutual understanding between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam being constructed on the Nile River. This comes after the prime ministers of Sudan and Egypt expressed optimism after talks in the Sudanese capital that stalled negotiations with Ethiopia on its construction of a controversial giant dam on the Blue Nile would bear fruits. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15km (9 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, has become a significant source of discord between the three countries. Downstream Egypt and Sudan view the multibillion-dollar dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers its flagship infrastructure project crucial for its electrification and development. Talks ...
Stalemate: Egypt, Sudan Suspend Nile Dam Talks

Stalemate: Egypt, Sudan Suspend Nile Dam Talks

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By Our Reporter Egypt withdrew from the Nile dam talks scheduled for today with Ethiopia, claiming that the proposal put forth by the nation lacked regulations on dam operations and any legal mechanism for settling disputes. Sudan also threatened to step out in rejection of the idea of sharing Bule Nile waters. Both nations have demanded that talks be suspended for internal consultations on the proposal terms, which goes against the previous agreement during the African Union summit. Egypt and Sudan invoke a "historic right" over the river put in place by treaties established in 1929 and 1959. Ethiopia, on the other hand, refers to a treaty signed in 2010 - boycotted by Egypt and Sudan, but signed by six riverside countries which authorised irrigation projects and dams on...
African Football Back In Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia

African Football Back In Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia

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By Our Reporter Morocco decided to reopen its Major League Football tournament the Botola Pro 1, after four months away from the pitch due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The leader of the competition before COVID-19 put a stop to the Botola, Wydad Athletic Club, is aiming to maintain itself at the top of the league, with only 9 games to play. Despite its draw yesterday against DifaĆ¢ Hassani d'el-Jadida, Rival club Raja Club Athletic will try its best to catch up to Wydad, in what is expected to be a fascinating finish to the season. But since governments have ordered Matches be played behind closed doors in order to keep social distancing in application, supporters will not be back in the stadiums anytime soon. Football Back In North Africa Even though the Coron...
Egypt Appeals To UN Security Council To Intervene Amidst Rising Tension Over Dam On River Nile

Egypt Appeals To UN Security Council To Intervene Amidst Rising Tension Over Dam On River Nile

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By Elite News Reporter Egypt has called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene to restart talks on the $4.6bn hydroelectric dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile near the border with Sudan. The move on Friday came as tensions run high after multiple rounds of talks over the years between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to produce a deal for the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Cairo appealed to the UN Security Council "to intervene to emphasize the importance that the three countries ... continue negotiations in good faith," the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement. "The Arab Republic of Egypt took this decision in light of the stalled negotiations that took place recently on the Renaissance Dam as a result of Ethiopia...