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When Sun Ra Went to Egypt in 1971: See Film & Hear Recordings from the Legendary Afrofuturist’s First Visit to Cairo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DZXNe6Wuj0 Sun Ra died in 1993 (or he returned to his home planet of Saturn, one or the other). Twenty-seven years later his Arkestra is still going strong. “No group in jazz history has embodied the communal spirit like the Arkestra,” writes Peter Margasak at The Quietus. “Their hardcore fans are the closest thing jazz has to Deadheads.” We could further compare Sun Ra and Jerry Garcia as bandleaders—their embrace of extended free form playing against a ...
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Egypt detains photographer after dancer shoot at pyramid

Photographer arrested for disrespect after private shoot of dancer in ancient costumeEgyptian police have detained a photographer for disrespect after he shot images of a dancer in ancient costume at the Pyramid of Djoser outside Cairo, a security source has confirmed.Rumours had circulated on social media that the model, Salma al-Shimi, had been arrested after Monday’s shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, 20 miles south of Cairo, but the source said police detained the photographer on Monday. Conti...
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Cairo and Rome give conflicting statements in Giulio Regeni case

Egypt to suspend investigation as Italy moves towards bringing five Egyptian security officials to trialEgypt’s public prosecutor has said the killer of the Italian student Giulio Regeni remains unknown as prosecutors in Italy prepare to close the case and move towards bringing at least five Egyptian security officials to trial in Rome.Egyptian prosecutors said on Monday they would temporarily close their investigation into the murder of Regeni, whose body was found in a ditch on the side of a h...
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Factfile for CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly

Cairo (AFP) – Factfile for 2020 CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt: Full name: Al Ahly Sporting Club  Formed: 1907 Grounds: Cairo International Stadium/Al Ahly Stadium (capacities: 75,000/30,000) Nickname: Cairo Red Devils Coach:... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Cairo, Afp, Al Ahly, CAF Champions League, Cairo Red Devils, Al Ahly Sporting Club, Cairo International Stadium Al Ahly Stadium


African Champions League: Al Ahly beat Zamalek in all-Egypt final

Al Ahly beat city rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the African Champions League final in Cairo thanks to Mohamed Magdy's sensational late winner.
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African Champions League: Al Ahly beat Zamalek

Al Ahly beat city rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the African Champions League final in Cairo thanks to Mohamed Magdy's sensational late winner.
Tags: News, Cairo, Al Ahly, Zamalek, Mohamed Magdy


Ahly win CAF Champions League thanks to late Magdy goal

Cairo (AFP) – A late goal from Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy gave Al Ahly a dramatic 2-1 victory over Zamalek on Friday in an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo. Magdy struck as stoppage time... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Cairo, Afp, Ahly, Al Ahly, Zamalek, CAF Champions League, Magdy, Mohamed Afsha Magdy


Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi from an ancient Egyptian necropolis. Some of the tombs were inscribed with mummy curses.

A Egyptian man points at hieroglyphs in the mastaba tomb of Seshem Nefer Theti at the Giza Pyramid complex. Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi at Saqqara, an ancient Egyptian city of the dead, since September. The walls of some Saqqara tombs are inscribed with a curse. One warns that the gods will wring any impure trespasser's neck "like that of a goose." Researchers recently opened some of the newly discovered coffins — which had remained und...
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Six stars test positive before CAF Champions League final

Cairo (AFP) – Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Cairo, Afp, Al Ahly, Zamalek, CAF Champions League


Ahly, Zamalek face off in historic CAF Champions League final

Cairo (AFP) – The 2020 CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek will be the first pitting rivals from one country against each other. The match, to be held behind closed doors under the slogan “no to fanaticism”, will bring together clubs whose clashes have long dominated local and continental competitions. Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa once described Ahly and Zamalek as Egypt’s “two largest popular parties”. Ahly have won the Champions League...
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#Saudi, #AbuDhabi Wealth Funds Team Up on Egyptian Drugmaker Deal - Bloomberg

Saudi, Abu Dhabi Wealth Funds Team Up on Egyptian Drugmaker Deal - Bloomberg Two of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East are exploring a joint bid for an Egyptian pharmaceutical company, a deal that could mark the beginning of wider co-investment plans between the two state-controlled firms, people familiar with the matter said.Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and ADQ, formerly known as Abu Dhabi Development Holding Co., are weighing the purchase of Bausch Health Cos.’s Cai...
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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Egypt cracking down harder on human rights groups, experts say

Three members of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights detained over ‘fake news’Emboldened Egyptian security forces have stepped up their crackdown on human rights groups with a series of unprecedented recent moves triggering widespread alarm, experts are warning.Last week the head of a leading human rights organisation and two of its staff members were detained after the group met with foreign diplomats in Cairo. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Donald Trump, Cairo


Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi in an Egyptian city of the dead. They opened one that was sealed for more than 2,500 years.

Archaeologists examine a mummy inside a newly discovered coffin on November 14, 2020 in Saqqara, Egypt. Kyodo News via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead beneath Saqqara, Egypt since September. The wooden coffins were perfectly sealed. They'd remained undisturbed for 2,500 years. Researchers recently opened one sarcophagus to X-ray the mummy inside. Egyptologists also discovered a trove of mummified lion cubs, crocodiles, and cobras in Saqqara las...
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Liverpool’s Salah tests positive for virus again

Cairo (AFP) – Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has returned a second positive test for coronavirus while on international duty, the Egyptian Football Association said Wednesday. Salah had “a new swab to detect the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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From Che Guevara to lockdown: photo book tells story of Madrid

Work features images by some of the most famous photographers of the past centuryCapturing Madrid’s history – in photographsOne warm June weekend 61 years ago, a scruffily bearded Argentinian on his way from Cuba to Cairo stopped over in Madrid. With almost a day to kill between flights, he did what any tourist of the time would have done: explored the city, visited a bullring, had breakfast and did a little shopping.He was, however, no ordinary tourist. A photograph taken very early that Sunday...
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Arab Marketing and Distribution Outfit MAD Solutions Launches MAD Rising Celebrity Unit (EXCLUSIVE)

Cairo-based film marketing and distribution outfit MAD Solutions is launching MAD Rising Celebrity, a new unit dedicated to launching up-and-coming film and TV acting talents from across the Arab world. The new MAD Solutions subsidiary has recruited a rich roster of rising Arab actors comprising Saudi Arabia’s Fatima AlBanawi (pictured) – who starred in groundbreaking […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Global, Arab, Cairo, Mad Solutions, Mohamed Hefzy, Fatima AlBanawi


Egypt: More than 100 intact sarcophagi unearthed near Cairo

Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy, dating back over 2,500 years.
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Salah-less Egypt edge Togo with goal from defender

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mohamed Salah-less Egypt scored through defender Mahmoud el Wensh to edge Togo 1-0 in Cairo Saturday and kick-start a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. Prolific Liverpool scorer Salah tested positive... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Togo, Johannesburg, Mohamed Salah, Cairo, Afp, Mahmoud, Salah


Nearly 100 coffins buried over 2,500 years ago found in Egypt

Mummies and up to 40 gilded statues found in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo.Sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. Continue reading...
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Distancing ‘was maintained’ at wedding Salah attended before virus positive

Cairo (AFP) – The mayor of Mohamed Salah’s home town in Egypt has insisted social distancing was observed at a family wedding the Liverpool forward attended before he tested positive for Covid-19. The two-time African... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Egypt discovers ancient trove of intact sarcophagi near Cairo

Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, the largest such find this year. The sealed wooden coffins, unveiled on site amid fanfare, belonged to top officials of the Late Period and the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt. They were found in three burial shafts at depths of 12 metres (40 feet) in the sweeping Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy wrapped in a burial shroud adorned wit...
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Liverpool’s Salah tests positive for Covid-19

Cairo (AFP) – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty for Egypt without showing any symptoms, the Egyptian Football Association announced Friday. Medical swabs on the national team “showed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Dozens of Sudanese migrants held in Cairo after protests

The killing of a 12-year-old boy sparked calls for justice and action to counter human rights violations of black African refugees in EgyptDozens of Sudanese refugees and migrants have been arrested after protests over the murder of a young boy in Cairo.Amnesty International said about 70 people, including children, were arrested by Egyptian security forces after what it said were two peaceful protests on 29 October. Continue reading...
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CAF Champions League draw does Kaizer Chiefs no favours

Johannesburg (AFP) – There was no luck for South African fallen giants Kaizer Chiefs when the CAF Champions League preliminary round draw was made in Cairo Monday as they were paired with Cameroon outfit PWD... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Feature in Doc ‘Break Point: A Davis Cup Story’ – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, tennis champ Rafael Nadal stars in a new documentary; Sky orders a Liverpool Football Club film; “The Father” is set to open Cairo; “Love Island” gets a South African edition; and “Mogul Mowgli” goes digital. Top tennis players Rafael Nadal (above), Roberto Bautista Agut, Andrey Rublev and Feliciano López feature in Rakuten […]
Tags: News, Global, Olivia Colman, Rafael Nadal, Anthony Hopkins, Cairo, Feliciano López, Liverpool Football Club, Riz Ahmed, Mogul Mowgli, Rafael Nadal Roberto Bautista Agut, Roberto Bautista Agut Andrey Rublev


Late goals take Zamalek into final against arch rivals Ahly

Johannesburg (AFP) – Zamalek scored two late goals to beat Raja Casablanca 3-1 in Cairo Wednesday and set up an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final against arch rivals Al Ahly.   Mostafa Mohamed netted twice... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Cairo, Afp, Zamalek, CAF Champions League, Raja Casablanca, AFP Zamalek, Al Ahly Mostafa Mohamed


African Champions League: Zamalek to face Ahly in all-Egyptian final

Zamalek beat Raja Casablanca 3-1 in Cairo to book a place against Egyptian rivals Al Ahly in the African Champions League final.
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Late goal blitz takes Zamalek into final against arch rivals Ahly

Johannesburg (AFP) – Zamalek scored three late goals within six minutes to rout Raja Casablanca 4-1 in Cairo Wednesday and set up an all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final against arch rivals Al Ahly.   Mostafa... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Cairo, Afp, Zamalek, CAF Champions League, Raja Casablanca, AFP Zamalek, Al Ahly Mostafa Visit