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Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt in Cairo on Tuesday. The panel, led by former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, was formed following the suspension of Egypt from …

Joel Gulhane

Ceasefire, aid proposed in mooted Sudan-rebel deal

AFP – Sudan and rebels in South Kordofan would adopt an immediate ceasefire and allow aid to reach more than one million people, says a proposed agreement issued as peace talks broke off last week. AFP obtained a copy of the draft on Sunday. African Union mediators presented the proposal for Khartoum and rebels of …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt ‘surprised’ by exclusion from US-Africa summit

 AFP – Egypt said on Wednesday it was “very surprised” by a decision by its longtime US ally to exclude it from a high-profile African summit being convened by President Barack Obama. Egypt joins international pariahs Sudan and Zimbabwe in the short list of African countries not among the 47 invited to the August get-together. US officials said …

Daily News Egypt