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Bomb blast injures 8 in Egypt capital

A bomb has exploded in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo, injuring eight people, including four police officers, the country’s Health Ministry says. Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman, Hisam Abdulghafar, said on Saturday that a bomb detonated in the subway station of Cairo Media University. Meanwhile, security sources confirmed that four officers were among those injured in the explosion. Bomb experts rushed to the scene following the explosion to comb the area. In a similar incident last October, a bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University, wounding at least nine people, including a senior officer.

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Egypt signs Nile dam deal with Ethiopia after years of dispute. What changed?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — A new agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial Ethiopian hydroelectric dam is a diplomatic breakthrough that supporters say could fuel economic development in the Nile basin. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called it “a new chapter in the history of Egyptian-Ethiopian relations” and opened the door to further negotiations on the $4.8 billion Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.Ethiopia says the dam will ultimately provide 6,000 megawatts of power in a country where it's desperately needed. The UN's International Energy Agency estimates that 70 million Ethiopians don't have access to electricity - the most on the continent, and East Africa is one of the most energy-impoverished spots on the globe.

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Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenyan capital

(Reuters) - Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government said in a travel alert on Friday, without naming any group it suspected might opt for violence. The Kenyan government was not immediately available for comment but has criticized such alerts in the past, saying they hurt Kenya's vital tourism industry and play into the hands of those behind the gun and grenade assaults.The Australian travel advisory came days after a warning by the U.S. Embassy in Uganda that it had information of "possible terrorist threats" to locations frequented by Westerners in Kampala, the capital of the east African nation.

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Three Eritrean Reporters fled the country and sought asylum in neighboring Ethiopia

A prominent journalist Isaac Abraham, along with two of his colleagues have reportedly fled Eritrea and sought asylum in Ethiopia.According to Radio Erena sources, Isaac Abraham – former employee of the Ministry of Information and his colleagues, who worked for the Ministry of Education run – Radio Bana, had previously served five-year-prison-term for unspecified reasons, after they were randomly picked up by government authorities.

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal to end Nile dispute – BBC News

Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam, in Ethiopia. The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed the agreement in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Egypt has opposed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, saying it would worsen its water shortages.Ethiopia says the dam will give it a fairer share of Nile waters.

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19 killed in Sudan ethnic clashes: Tribesmen –

Sudanese tribesmen say deadly clashes between two ethnic groups in the country’s western region have claimed the lives of nearly 20 people. Leaders of Zayadiya and Berti ethnic groups said on Friday that the clashes had taken place around the Mallit area, north of the city of Al Fashir, the capital of the western North Darfur State. Witnesses say about 20 bodies were seen after the clashes. It is not clear which side initiated the deadly fighting.The Berti ethnic group also said 13 of its men were killed in the fighting, while the Zayadiya said it had lost six.

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