This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2019 ( July 8-14)

Top Headlines

  • Kuwait extradites Brotherhood fugitives to Egypt
  • An Egyptian court sentences Al-Azhar professor and others for espionagefor Iran
  • Egyptian inflation eased unexpectedly to its lowest rate in more than three years
  • Egypt to file a civil suit over the sale last week of a Tutankhamun bust
  • Egypt opens ancient oddity, the ‘Bent’ pyramid for tourism

Bent Pyramids

 Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

 Thursday

Friday 

  • Kuwaiti interior ministry says it arrested a Brotherhood terrorist cell wanted in Egypt
  • Egypt’s armed forces have denied claims of ownership of the newly launched ride-sharing application dubbed, “dubci”
  • Egypt’s cabinet expects national population growth rate to halve before 2052

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

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This Week in Egypt: Week 27-2019 ( July 1-7)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt hiked up fuel and cooking gas prices in another round of subsidy cut
  • Bust of Tutankhamen sold at auction for £4.7m despite Egyptian demands for its return
  • Hosts Egypt is knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations
  • Al-Sisi meets US Senator Lindsey Graham in Cairo
  • Seized Iranian tanker took detour, but avoided Egyptlest being caught
  • Egypt’s non-oil Foreign Direct Investment dips to its lowest since 2014
  • A man’s claim that his wife died on holiday in Egypt as a result of food poisoning is “entirely speculative”, a coroner has concluded
  • Egypt legalizes 127 Churches in sweeping approval

 

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Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egypt rolls out country’s first electric bus in Alexandria
  • Egypt’s former FM and Washington Ambassador Nabil Fahmy to release his memoirs soon
  • Egypt’s flagship airliner EgyptAir received its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of $6 billion deal to modernize its fleet

Tuesday

  • US dollar exchange rate maintains downward trend at Egypt’s major banks
  • Egypt stresses equidistant position in Sudan’s on-going crisis
  • Egypt and France  kicks off joint training exercise Ramsis 2019 in Mediterranean under annual drills
  • After concerns from family, former presidential candidate Aboul Fotouh “enjoys full medical care” according to state media
  • Dubai-based model Merhan Keller tells of online abuse and threats over Egyptian footballer row
  • Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar travels to Germany for medical treatment for medical treatment
  • Egypt’s Women Health Initiative  kicks off in 9 governorates

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt sacked head coach Javier Aguirre after last-16 exit of the Africa Cup of Nations
  • Egyptian fans are bitter as unloved team crash out of African Cup
  • Egyptian Football Association resigns after shock defeat
  • President Sisi heads extraordinary African summit in Niger

Good Reports

  • Egypt reacts to Erdogan’s murder charge with boycott. Ahmed Gomaa
  • Several Egyptian politicians were arrested, and accused of working with Muslim Brotherhood with Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Monitor
  • Massive security deployment in Sinai’s Arish following surge in militant attacks, Province of Sinai announces execution of 3 hostages. Mada Masr

Good Read

From Twitter

 

Sports

  • Sergio Ramos visits Egypt for the first time ever, and it’s for his honeymoon

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Of Copts and Islamophobia

This is an important read by Maged Atiya on the false equivalence between Islamophobia and anti-Copt prejudice in Egypt. I hope it trigger a wider and much needed discussion on this difficult topic.

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In a recent interview with the Coptic Canadian History Project, Dr Angie Heo, a scholar of Coptic culture, stated that she sees a special responsibility for diaspora Copts, as
“In light of these [persecution of Copts] horrific realities, however, I believe it is all the more important to ensure the diagnosis for these problems is not reactionary but carefully accurate. Coptic scholars and scholars of Copts can help mitigate Islamophobia by directing attention away from the “essence” of Islam and toward the larger structures of violence and disenfranchisement that impact all minority communities, Christian and Muslim alike.

In spite of the high-sounding but awkwardly constructed language, it is easy to detect a message that is increasingly common among some scholars of the Copts. Diaspora Copts, especially those in North American and Australia, have to censor their exposure of the increasingly tenuous conditions of Egyptian Copts lest such discourse be…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2019 ( June 24-30)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi meets world leaders at G20 summit in Japan
  • Four suspected ISIS operatives, including two Egyptians, were arrested in Nicaragua, as they crossed from Costa Rica
  • Terrorists killed seven members of Egyptian security forces in Sinai
  • Amr Warda dismissed from national team amid sexual harassment scandal
  • Mo Salah comments on Warda crisis: ‘shunning is not the answer’
  • Africa Cup of Nations did not cost state budget, and is funded by sponsors

 Main Headlines

 Monday

 Tuesday

  • Terrorist Hisham El-Ashmawy is currently is facing trial in five cases where he had previously received sentences in absentia
  • Egypt won’t give up ‘one grain of sand from Sinai,’ insists foreign minister

 Wednesday

  • Terrorists killed seven members of Egyptian security forces during three attacks on checkpoints near the northern Sinai town of el-Arish
  • Four suspected ISIS operatives,including two Egyptians, were arrested in Nicaragua, as they crossed from Costa Rica
  • Egyptian prosecution hands down 15-day detention orders for several political figures allegedly involved in ‘coalition of hope”“terrorist” case
  • Egyptian-German trade volume hits 4.5 billion euros in 2018

Thursday

  • Egypt’s Sisi holds talks with Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe in Osaka ahead of attending G 20 summit
  • Egypt’s Prosecutionordered seizing funds of a number of defendants including politicians and economy figures accused of forming a terrorist cell to target state institutions
  • Football player Amr Warda cut sent home following sexual harassment allegations
  • Egyptian cabinet approves bill to reform social insurance system
  • Egypt’s President Sisi ratifies newly amended laws regulating appointment of top judges

Friday

  • Africa Cup of Nations: Mo Salah defends player Amr Warda accused of harassment
  • Amr Warda returns to Egypt squad two days after 48 hours of suspension
  • IMF: Egypt must complete its current reform program before negotiations of a new program

Saturday

Sunday

  • Red Sea ports raise alert on June 30
  • Egypt launches EGP 1.2 billion plan to renovate sanitation and drinking water networks in Aswan
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Endowment describes MB as ‘Khawarij’

Reports

 Good Read

From Twitter

 

 

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Twitter Thread: Istanbul Mayoral Election Rerun

Erdogan suffers major blow as ruling party defeated in second vote, as opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won 54.03 per cent of the vote and outdoing his rival Binali Yıldırım by 9 per cent, and broke the record set by former Istanbul Mayor Bedrettin Dalan 35 years ago. Here is my twitter thread on this election results

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This Week in Egypt:Week 25-2019 ( June 17-23)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial
  • UN calls for inquiryinto ex-Egyptian president’s death Morsi
  • Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemns Erdogan’s ‘unsubstantiated and irresponsible’ comments on Morsi’s death
  • Egypt and Jordansay will attend US-led Mideast peace meeting
  • Egypt stunsthe world as AFCON 2019 opens
  • Google plans to reopen its office in Cairo

Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt to assess ideas presented during Bahraini summit on Palestine
  • Google plans to reopen its office in Cairo
  • Egypt can achieve growth rate over 5%: WB official
  • Egypt’s Sisi praises Egyptian fans’ behaviour during 2019 AFCON opener

 Reports

  • Islamist Morsi briefly made history as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Reuters
  • What is driving Egypt’s more assertive role in Africa? Peter Fabricius
  • The Egyptian pound and Ukrainian hryvnia are among the top performers in a market dogged by dollar strength and fears over an economic slowdown. Ira Iosebashvili
  • Egypt abuzz with African Cup of Nations fever as tournament begins in style. Hamza Hendawi
  • Egypt’s Al-Azhar retreats from fatwa on beating women.  Al-Monitor

Good Read

From Twitter

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This Week in Egypt: Week 24-2019 ( June 10-16)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman
  • Egypt’s President el-Sisi has reaffirmed support for the UAE 
  • Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt call for diplomatic solution to conflict in Libya
  • Sisi reiterates Egypt’s support for Libyan national army
  • Dollar exchange rate continues downward trend at Egypt’s major banks
  • Egypt’s state-owned Banque du Caire net profit surges
  • US congressional panel to discuss designating Brotherhood a terrorist group next week
  • New national anti-FGM committee launches awareness campaign

 Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Egyptian authorities are trying to stop the auction of a statue of Tutankhamen’s head at Christie’s auction house in London
  • Foreigners can be granted Egyptian citizenship under certain conditions
  • Dollar exchange rate continues downward trend at Egypt’s major banks

Tuesday

Wednesday 

 Thursday

 Friday 

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

Good Read

From Twitter

 

Interview

Video

  • A guide to Egypt’s 2019 African Nations Cup stadiums

Sports

  • Hockey: Ireland hopes suffer after defeat to Egypt in France

 

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This Week in Egypt: Week 23-2019 ( June 3-9)

Top Headlines

  • Eight Egyptian police officershave been killed in a militant attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai peninsula
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for El-Arish terrorist attack
  • Egyptian troops killed several militants after IS attack in Sinai
  • Egypt May net foreign reserves rise to $44.27 billion
  • Sudanese must be resolute, fend off meddlers – Eritrea and Egypt presidents

 Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egypt’s Sisi: ‘Egypt does not talk on behalf of the Palestinians about a matter which would not satisfy them’
  • Egypt’s net foreign reserves rise to $44.27 billion in May
  • Moderate religious discourse is way of combating extremism: Egypt’s Sisi

Tuesday

Wednesday

 Thursday

  • Egyptian troops kill 14 militants day after IS attack in Sinai
  • Mohamed Salah was forced to miss Eid prayer as journalists and fans barricade his home

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

Sports

  • Mo Salah may have caused fall in Islamophobia in Liverpool, says report

Podcast

 From Twitter

 

 

Plus

  • Egypt Air launches new direct route to Washington DC
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This Week in Egypt: Week 22 – 2019 ( May 27-June2)

Top Headlines 

  • Top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy was transferred to Egypt from eastern Libya
  • Egypt’s Sisi: Security of Arabian Gulf part, parcel of Arab national security
  • Egypt raises concerns over Turkish involvement in Libya
  • Egypt’s Military spokesman has dismissed as “groundless” HRW report on alleged violations during terror combat operations in North Sinai
  • Egypt’s Sisi: religions can be weakened by their believers’ practices
  • Israel gas exports to Egypt expected to commence this month
  • Mohamed Salah makes history for Egypt as Liverpool win Champions League

 

Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • Egypt’s Sinai: ‘War crimes’ being committed, says Human Rights Watch
  • Egypt’s militaryspokesman has dismissed as “groundless” HRW report on alleged violations during terror combat operations in North Sinai
  • Train and plane manufacturer Bombardier said it has been selected to carry out a 3 billion-euro Cairo monorail project in Egypt

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Egypt’s Sisi: Security of Arabian Gulf part, parcel of Arab national security
  • Egypt’s Sisi, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan discuss boosting cooperation at meeting in Mecca
  • Remittances of Egyptian expats up 23.3% in March

Saturday

Sunday

 Reports 

Good Read

  • ‘Hungover’: Reflections on the routes and residue of 1968. Ali Hussein al-Adaway

 From Twitter

 

In Pictures

  • Mohamed Salah makes history for Egypt as Liverpool win Champions League
  • People attend mass Iftarin east of Cairo, Egypt

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This Week in Egypt: Week 21 ( May 21-26)

Top Headlines

  • The head of Sudan’s ruling military council visits Egypt
  • Egypt says security forces have killed 16 militants in raids in North Sinai
  • European countries and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires
  • Egypt releases students held after exam protests
  • Egypt’s Mubarak: ‘Deal of the century’ will lead to an explosion
  • Tourism and energy inflows boost Egypt’s pound as most EM currencies.

Main headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • Egypt says security forces have killed 16 militants in raids in North Sinai
  • US ban on dog imports from Egyptleaves animal rescuers ‘paralyzed’
  • Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Jordanian counterpart in Cairo

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 

Saturday

Sunday

Reports

  • Tourism and energy inflows boost Egypt’s pound as most EM currencies. Reuters
  • In Egypt’s Nile Delta, fishermen’s families hope for a bigger catch. Reuters
  • Foreign investors came to Egypt for what renaissance capital said could be the “best reform story” in emerging markets. Mirette Magdy
  • Turkish involvement in Libya raises regional security concerns in Egypt. Hassan Abdel Zaher

From Twitter

 

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