US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as well as non-GCC member Egypt. The US is now pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to lift a ban on Qatar Airways … Read more US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

Ali Ismael: Egypt’s Musical Maestro | Al Jazeera World

Egypt’s cinema was prolific from the 1940s to the 1960s, a time when the stars of the silver screen captivated a generation of movie-goers. But the films’ soundtracks were just as much a part of the appeal of these Arab cinema classics, and the man behind the vibrant rhythms of more than 350 movies was … Read more Ali Ismael: Egypt’s Musical Maestro | Al Jazeera World

Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – General Assembly – Policy Brief on Africa – Africa Dialogue Series – ECOSOC – Libya – Peacekeeping Missions – WHO Report – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Bangladesh – Afghanistan – UN Global Compact – Latin America – EL … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Egypt flyover ‘a threat to residents’ lives’

Egyptians are accusing the government of putting their lives at risk by building a flyover so close to their apartment block near the capital, Cairo. The transport minister said residents who want to move will be compensated. But many Egyptians say the project is yet another example of corruption within the government. Al Jazeera’s Victoria … Read more Egypt flyover ‘a threat to residents’ lives’

Editor-in-chief of prominent independent news site arrested in Egypt

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in a crackdown against journalists.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Editor-in-chief of prominent independent news site arrested in Egypt

China boosts medical aid to Africa to fight coronavirus

China is boosting medical aid to African countries fighting COVID-19. It has dispatched necessary supplies and equipment to countries such as Tanzania and Algeria. Egypt received a third batch of donations on Saturday. In Algeria, medical experts gave prevention guidance for employees at a Chinese firm in the capital Algiers. The Africa Center for Disease … Read more China boosts medical aid to Africa to fight coronavirus

Egypt receives largest quantity of COVID-19 medical aid from China

Egypt on Saturday received a new batch of medical aid from China to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The third batch of medical supplies, weighing over 35 tons, arrived at Cairo International Airport as the North African country’s tally of COVID-19 cases hit 11,719 with 491 new cases. #China #Egypt #Coronavirus Subscribe to us … Read more Egypt receives largest quantity of COVID-19 medical aid from China

Red Sea Hotels Reopening And ‘Ready’ For Tourists To Return

Egypt’s Red Sea resorts and hotels have been preparing to reopen for domestic tourism at a limited capacity after being shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. The government is allowing hotels to reopen starting May 15, but at a low capacity and only for domestic tourists. Hotels can only open after they obtain a safety … Read more Red Sea Hotels Reopening And ‘Ready’ For Tourists To Return

Egyptian mother teaches children life skills amid lockdown

The life of one young family in Egypt’s capital of Cairo has been upended by the lockdown. It’s been especially difficult for the children. The video shows how this mother teaches her children life skills amid the lockdown. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP … Read more Egyptian mother teaches children life skills amid lockdown

Trailer: The Plastic Nile

The Plastic Nile follows Sky News’ Alex Crawford journey through Africa as she leads an investigation into the issues of plastic pollution from the river’s source at Lake Victoria, north to the mouth of the Nile in Egypt. The team examines the effects of single-use plastic for the millions of people and wildlife that rely … Read more Trailer: The Plastic Nile

Charging rhino, a giant rhododendron, rooftop karate: World in Photos, April 23

ABC News produced another of their “World in Photos” items, for April 23 2020. A look at the top photos from around the globe. ABC News YouTube Channel In the Video Charging Rhino Steven Busulwa runs away from a charging rhino at the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center. Heart Shaped Lawn, New York City A … Read more Charging rhino, a giant rhododendron, rooftop karate: World in Photos, April 23

PE With Joe | Monday 20th April

30 seconds work | 30 seconds 2 sets of 10 minutes with a 2 minute rest in the middle Today’s Trivia _____________ Which city in the world has the Eiffel Tower? Paris The Nou camp is a football stadium. Which football team does the stadium belong to? Barcelona The highest mountain in the world is … Read more PE With Joe | Monday 20th April

Gaza coronavirus lockdown makes things worse for its farmers

Gaza, blockaded for over a decade by Israel and Egypt, seems to have been able to keep the coronavirus out, with just 13 confirmed cases. But its economy, already struggling before the pandemic, is now suffering even more, and the situation for farmers is getting desperate. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more Gaza coronavirus lockdown makes things worse for its farmers

First batch of Chinese medical aid arrives in Cairo

The first batch of medical supplies donated by China to Egypt for curbing the COVID-19 arrived in the capital Cairo on Thursday morning, and it includes 20,000 N95 masks, 10,000 protective suits and 10,000 testing kits as well as other items. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more First batch of Chinese medical aid arrives in Cairo

Coronavirus in Egypt: ‘The supervising doctor has tested positive’ – BBC News

Doctors tackling coronavirus in Egypt have told the BBC they are worried about shortages of protective equipment and feel their concerns are not being taken seriously enough. But the government says supplies are sufficient, and a doctor at one quarantine hospital said medics there had been able to secure extra masks quickly. As of Wednesday, … Read more Coronavirus in Egypt: ‘The supervising doctor has tested positive’ – BBC News