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Libyan commander Haftar meets Egypt's Sisi as fighting erupts near Tripoli

APRNEWS - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar who is under intense international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli.

The meeting came as Libya's UN-backed government said its forces shot down a fighter jet belonging to forces of strongman Haftar south of Tripoli on Sunday.


CAF begins inspection of Egypt’s facilities for 2019 AFCON

APRNEWS - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has started checking Egypt’s preparations for hosting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) next summer, sending an inspection delegation yesterday to visit Cairo Stadium, reports

CAF’s official Twitter account posted photos of the visit, showing the delegation’s members with officials from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).


Rights groups call for UN action on Egypt 'reprisals'

APRNEWS - Rights groups on Wednesday called for a "robust" response to a UN expert's allegations that people she met during a visit to Egypt faced harassment, intimidation and other reprisals afterwards.

A statement signed by six organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International urged an "independent UN investigation" into the accusations.



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