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Africa unchained
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 14 - 02 - 2019

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As Egypt starts a year-long presidency of the AU, Al-Ahram Weekly examines the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Continental strategies
Egypt is committed to working with its African partners to upgrade security capacities, promote joint development plans and combat religious extremism, writes Dina Ezzat
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Homegrown solutions for Africa
Doaa El-Bey assesses the challenges awaiting Egypt during its year-long chairmanship of the African Union
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A contextual history
Haitham Nouri examines six decades of Egyptian-African relations
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Egypt-Africa: More agreements than trade
Trade between Egypt and African states is not proportionate to the size of the African market. Safeya Mounir sheds light on the prospects of trade treaties and Egypt's efforts to boost economic relations with the continent
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All hands on deck
Although Egypt has hosted the Africa Cup of Nations four times, the government promises to deliver the best edition yet, reports Inas Mazhar
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Joining the space race
The African Space Agency will be headquartered in Egypt, reports Reem Leila
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Heading south
WITH ASWAN announced as the 2019 Capital for African Youth, this unique, historic city will be hosting several events throughout the year, Inas Mazhar reports
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The race for Africa
China is by far the strongest player in Africa, writes Haitham Nouri
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Egypt's tale of Africa
In a recently published book, Helmi Shaarawi, a leading Egyptian expert on Africa, shares parts of a long journey dedicated to learning about and working with the continent
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Silencing the guns in Africa
What are the prospects for peacekeeping on the African continent in the light of the African Union's new roadmap to silence the guns, asks Mohamed Abdel-Wahed
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Sudan, where to?
While Sudan's Al-Bashir seeks regional support, the problems he faces in Sudan may not be resolvable if he remains in power, writes Amani Al-Taweel


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