Rice production in Nigeris
Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest producer of rice in Africa. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but its production reduced by 40 percent this year as government limited cultivation to preserve water resources. Africa produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually.
Egypt's Pyramids turned into marathon venue
Professional and amateur runners have visited Egypt to participate in a marathon at an unusual venue: around the Pyramids of Giza.
Emmanuel Macron to discuss human rights with Egypt's president
Emmanuel Macron has said he will speak openly on human rights with Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a three-day trip to Egypt. Macron said Egypt's human rights policies appear to have worsened under the president.
Salah has mixed feeling over Egypt hosting African Nations Cup
Mo Salah is worried about the pressure on Egypt's young players when the country hosts the African Nations Cup later this year.
Egypt's talks on a $20B new capital project fell through
Talks between Egypt and a Chinese builder for a $20 billion project have fallen through.
Egypt minister Sees 'steep rebound' in tourist numbers
Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt's tourism minister, talks about the prospects of the industry and the government's efforts to attract more visitors.
Egyptian court sentences activist to jail for 'false news' over sexual harassment video
An Egyptian court on Saturday (September 29) sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticising the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment and over poor living conditions, her lawyer said.
Egypt plans foray into Asia bond market
Egypt says its officials will tour Asia later this year to test interest in the country’s debt, part of government efforts to expand borrowing options as volatility roils emerging markets.
Egypt's Foreign Minister discusses Middle East peace efforts
Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that there is an obligation on everyone to avoid violence and consolidate peace in the Middle East, and that the international and regional players need greater cooperation to address issues in Palestine, Syria, Iran and Libya.