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Aug 30, 2013

In landlocked South Sudan, one road is a lifeline – and a bottleneck

NIMULE, South Sudan (Reuters) – Almost two weeks after truck driver George Wala loaded building materials in the Kenyan port of Mombasa bound for a company in South Sudan he still hadn’t reached his destination.

“I’ve been waiting for two days to clear my goods but no customs official has had time for me yet,” the 30-year old Kenyan said, standing next to his truck in the muddy border post of Nimule, South Sudan’s southern gateway to Uganda.

Jul 20, 2013

Mursi supporters rally in Egypt, army shows muscle

CAIRO (Reuters) – Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Mursi late on Friday, after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of the Islamist leader.

Two women and a 13-year-old boy were killed and eight others were injured, including one in critical condition, in the clashes that erupted in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, Health Ministry official Saed Zaghloul told Reuters.

Jul 19, 2013

Mursi supporters rally in Egypt, no signs of compromise

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gathered in Cairo on Friday for a rally to demand the restoration of the ousted Islamist, with his opponents also planning protests nearby.

More than two weeks after Egypt’s powerful military shunted the contested Mursi from office, there was still no sign of a possible deal to defuse the crisis, which has divided the world’s most populous Arab state and alarmed its Western allies.

Jul 19, 2013

Egyptian Christians happy Mursi is gone but remain wary

CAIRO (Reuters) – The evening Egypt’s army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, Christian lawyer Peter Naggar celebrated on Tahrir Square with even greater joy than when autocrat Hosni Mubarak fell from power two years ago.

Naggar remains deeply relieved that a year of Islamist rule ended a fortnight ago and yet, as the initial excitement fades, many members of his ancient Christian minority fear Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood will not give up power so easily.

Jul 17, 2013

Egypt’s interim government gets to work amid protests, deadlock

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim government sets about the mammoth task of returning the country to civilian rule and rescuing the economy on Wednesday, a process complicated by deadly protests and a political stalemate with powerful Islamist groups.

Interim head of state Adli Mansour, the burly judge leading the army-backed administration, swore in 33 mainly liberal and technocratic ministers at the presidential palace on Tuesday.

Jul 16, 2013

Newsmaker: Top cop to crack down on Egyptian supply system

CAIRO (Reuters) – The man who will run Egypt’s Supply Ministry, managing subsidised fuel and bread that eat up a quarter of the state budget, is a policeman who has spent a career fighting rampant theft and corruption in that system.

Mohamed Abu Shadi, a 62-year-old police general, was for several years the senior Interior Ministry official responsible for investigating crime in the supply network. He was sworn in on Tuesday in the interim government that is to run Egypt following the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.

Jul 16, 2013

Top cop to crack down on Egyptian supply system

CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – The man who will run Egypt’s
Supply Ministry, managing subsidised fuel and bread that eat up
a quarter of the state budget, is a policeman who has spent a
career fighting rampant theft and corruption in that system.

Mohamed Abu Shadi, a 62-year-old police general, was for
several years the senior Interior Ministry official responsible
for investigating crime in the supply network. He was sworn in
on Tuesday in the interim government that is to run Egypt
following the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.

Jul 16, 2013

Seven dead as police and protesters clash in Egypt

CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and more
than 260 wounded when supporters of Mohamed Mursi clashed with
the deposed president’s opponents and security forces through
the night as violence returned to Egypt’s streets.

Two people were killed at a bridge in central Cairo where
police and anti-Mursi locals clashed with some of his supporters
who were blocking a route across the River Nile. Another five
were killed in the Cairo district of Giza, said the head of
emergency services, Mohamed Sultan.

Jul 16, 2013

Clashes return to streets of Cairo in another blow for Egypt

CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Egyptian police and protesters
clashed in central Cairo early on Tuesday after fights broke out
between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi
and locals angered when they tried to block major thoroughfares
crossing the River Nile.

The MENA state news agency said at least 22 people were
injured in the violence, which began just after 9 p.m. (1900
GMT) on Monday and lasted into the early hours of Tuesday.

Jul 15, 2013

Police fire tear gas in Cairo, U.S. envoy spurned by parties

CAIRO (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

Supporters of Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, threw rocks at police near Ramses Street, one of the capital’s main thoroughfares, and on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Nile in the first outbreak of violence in Egypt in a week.

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