Jamaica's Lowe signs for Egypt football club Al-Ittihad

Jamaican defender and captain Damion Lowe has signed for the Egyptian Premier League football club Al-Ittihad becoming the first Jamaican player in an Egyptian club. Lowe arrived in Cairo on Friday where he was greeted by Al-Ittihad’s Manager Bilal Nazir and club President Mohamed Moselhy. The 27-year-old previously played for US United Soccer League (USL) side Phoenix Rising FC since September but due to a COVID-19 outbreak among some of the league’s players the season was concluded without a champion ahead of his team’s scheduled final against Tampa Bay Rowdies earlier last month. “I’m excited and very optimistic. I’ve been out of a contract for a couple of weeks since leaving Phoenix Rising and it’s a new adventure for me. I think I’m the first Jamaican to play professionally here, so I see this as me opening doors to another market for other Jamaicans to come,” he said in a report by the Jamaica Observer. “I’m looking forward to meeting the team and to start training and getting back to playing well and being on my ‘A game’,” he was quoted as saying ahead of the semi-final fixture against champions Al-Ahly in Cairo which will kick off tonight. Egypt Cup

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Egypt arrests 14 for racism against black Zamalek football player

At least 14 people have been arrested for racism aimed at a top Zamalek football player after a highly disturbing video circulated on Facebook. The video shows a crowd of people chanting “Shikabala, Shikabala” – the nickname for Mohamed Abdel Razek, who is black – and raising a black dog wearing a Zamalek football shirt with the number 10 above their heads. It was circulated following Zamalek’s defeat at the hands of Al-Ahly. Abdel Razek, who is originally from Aswan, has been the victim of racist attacks in the past. In 2010 the player announced he was quitting international football as a result. In 2015 football player Ahmed Almerghani, who is also from Aswan, appeared on the Egyptian call-in TV show Al-Aashira Masaa. Following the show, Zamalek President Mortada Mansour called Almerghani a “traitor” in what was interpreted by analysts at the time as racism. READ: Egypt football player Mido Jaber feared forcibly disappeared from army hotel Nubians are often targeted for racism due to their darker skin, which is perpetuated by Egyptian media and the film industry, which often casts Nubians to play characters who come across as stupid. In addition to racism against football players, rights groups have criticised the racism prevalent among Egyptian

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Egypt police detain dancer for 'wearing an outfit betraying ancient heritage'

Egyptian police have detained a photographer and a dancer after they shot images outside the pyramids of Giza. Last week, Salma Elshimy posted photographs of herself in an ancient Egyptian dress in front of the Pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara archaeological area. Local news reported that Salma, dubbed “the Saqqara girl”, exploited the cultural value of the antiquities in inappropriate Pharaonic clothes. READ: Journalist Solafa Magdy spends 1 year in Egypt prison Sources told Masrawy that she wore a black abaya while entering the area so as not to attract attention, then took it off for the photographs. Director of the Saqqara Antiquities Zone, Mohamed Youssef, said that Salma has been referred for investigation and that legal measures would be taken against her for wearing outfits that betrayed ancient heritage. Salma is a graduate of nursing from Ain Shams University. She has also published a number of videos on TikTok. Over the last several months Egyptian authorities have arrested a number of female influencers who have become known as the TikTok girls in what is seen as a crackdown on women and social media influencers.

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Egypt cabinet approves bill to keep sexual harassment victims anonymous

Egypt’s cabinet has approved a bill which will keep the identities of women filing complaints of sexual assault a secret.

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Egypt receives 4,000 visitors in first week of July

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Turkey: France ignoring UAE, Egypt violations in Libya

The Turkish ambassador to Paris yesterday accused France of having a biased policy over Libya and turning a blind eye to

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Left-wing anarchist plan to scrub America of its founding history advancing rapidly as calls for removing Jesus from public areas now being heard

(Natural News) The Marxist Left has seized upon the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police

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Activist: Depictions of Jesus Are “White Supremacy” and People Should “Tear Them Down”

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BREAKING: Egypt arrests sister of political detainee Alaa Abdelfattah

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Libyan government ‘proves’ Haftar's financial corruption

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Egypt: Human rights defender forcibly disappeared for 7 days

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Yemen’s Houthi leader advises Sisi against military intervention in Libya

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Fact Check: Sen. Tim Kaine Claims U.S. 'Didn't Inherit Slavery … We Created It'

Claim: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) claimed during a floor speech on Tuesday that the United States did not inherit slavery

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