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Egypt's Sisi calls for first bread price rise in decades

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said it was time to increase the price of the country's subsidised bread, revisiting the issue for the first time since 1977 when then president Anwar Sadat reversed a price rise in the face of riots.

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months, a minister said on Monday, a move that has already angered Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt frees several prominent activists ahead of Eid al-Adha

CAIRO (Reuters) -Several prominent Egyptian activists and journalists were released from custody on Sunday following months of detention on charges including joining or aiding a terrorist group and spreading false news, lawyers representing them said.