It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according to his family.
The Egyptian capital's Giza zoo has announced the death of its last elephant, Naima, who spent around 36 of her 40 years in captivity.
Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch has said.
Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1 000 people, two rights groups say, in the wake of rare anti-government protests last week.
Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source says.
Six suspected jihadists have been killed in a shootout with police near the Bahariya oasis southwest of the Egyptian capital, the interior ministry says.
It's all systems go for a Johannesburg man who plans to cycle almost 10 500km from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town on an electric bicycle.
Deliberately withholding medical treatment in Egyptian prisons and elsewhere amounts to torture, according to experts.
A 3 000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun - the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut - goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo.
Egyptian authorities have raided 19 businesses allegedly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and accused of funding a plot to overthrow the state, the interior ministry has announced.
Egypt's prime minister has warned his government would not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.
Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.
Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire.
The youngest son of deceased ex-president Mohamed Morsi himself has died night of a heart attack in Cairo, a family lawyer says.
British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.
The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers has arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, after jetting off from Cape Town.
Seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in restive North Sinai, Egypt's interior ministry said.
Conditions surrounding death of ex-president highlight dismal reality endured by thousands languishing in Egypt's jails.
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