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Egypt pardons Ethiopian prisoners

Publish date: 11 June 2018
Issue Number: 777
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

Egypt has released 32 Ethiopian prisoners during a visit by the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who met with Ahmed, pardoned the prisoners who returned to their home country yesterday. A report on the News OK site notes that the leaders had met to discuss a massive upstream Nile dam that Cairo fears will cut into its share of the river when it is completed. Ethiopia says the hydroelectric dam is essential for its economic development.

Full report on the News OK site