This Week in Egypt: Week 47-2020 ( Nov 16-22)

Top Headlines

  • Egyptian and Russian navies carrying out Friendship Bridge 3 drills in Black Sea 
  • Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff attends main phase of Egyptian-Sudanese military drill
  • Egypt’s Sisi discusses Libya developments with Italian PM in a phone call
  • Egypt arrests human rights group’s staff in ‘chilling escalation’ 
  • Blast hits natural gas pipeline in Egypt’s North Sinai, Islamic state claims responsibility
  • Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19 for a second time 
  • Egyptian actor in hot water after selfies with Israelis in Dubai

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Egypt rejects any attempt to influence investigations with EIPR staff: foreign ministry
  • Sudan decides not to participate in ministerial meeting on GERD Saturday
  • Turkey extends seismic survey work in disputed Mediterranean area to 29 November
  • Court extends detention of two suspects in Fairmont rape case for another 45 days
  • Egypt sets new times to regulate opening and closing for shops, restaurants  

Sunday

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46-2020 ( Nov 9-15)

Top Headlines

  • In a visit to Greece, Egypt’s Sisi hails solid friendship with Greece and calls for further cooperation
  • Egypt conducted joint military exercises with Greece and Sudan
  • Seven members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have been killed in a helicopter crash
  • Egyptian-born Al Qaeda’s second-in-command was killed in Iran by Israeli operatives 
  • Egypt finds treasure trove of over 100 sarcophagi
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19 after attending brother’s wedding in Egypt

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Egypt’s Sisi affirms support to Greece against any provocative actions or violations on its maritime borders in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Thursday

  • 7 killed, including 5 Americans, in helicopter crash involving peacekeeping force in Sinai
  • Egypt’s Central Bank cuts interest rates by 0.5 percent, bringing total cuts to 4 % over 2020
  • Egypt-UK trade agreement will come into effect on 31 December
  • Egypt and UK conclude T-1 joint exercise in Mediterranean Sea
  • Naguib Sawiris says Turkey’s Erdogan wants to be ‘new Ottoman emperor’ 

Friday

  • Egyptian-born Al Qaeda’s second-in-command was killed in Iran by Israeli operatives 
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19 after attending brother’s wedding in Egypt
  • Egypt expresses condolences over death of eight peacekeepers in helicopter crash
  • Egypt orders detention of stand-up comedian over mocking state-owned religious radio station 

Saturday

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2020 ( Nov 2-8)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi congratulates Biden for wining the US elections 2020
  • Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Fail to Make Progress on Disputed Dam
  • France’s foreign minister in Egypt after cartoon controversy
  • Libyan GNA interior minister visits Cairo for talks
  • COVID-19 cases in Egypt continue to rise this week
  • Egypt’s government to impose LE 4,000 fine against unmasked riders, employees, and shoppers. 

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egypt’s Sisi and Germany’s Merkel discuss radicalism, Libya, GERD
  • Egypt spares no effort to spread values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, Sisi tells president of EU Council
  • Egypt’s government to reinforce LE 4,000 fine against unmasked riders, employees, and shoppers

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • An attack on a female doctor and the dismissal of a government official stirs tension between Egypt and Kuwait
  • Alexandria professor referred to prosecution for derogatory language in reference to the Quran

Saturday

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This Week In Egypt: Week 44-2020 (Oct 26-Nov1)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia resume GERD talks
  • Iraq, Egypt Sign 15 Agreements and MoUs
  • Egypt renews curfew in designated areas of North Sinai
  • Mostaqbal Watan-led coalition wins majority in 1st stage of Egyptian parliament elections 
  • Egypt suspends diving activities in Ras Mohammed after shark attack on a boy and his tour guide
  • Egyptian swoops in Saudi markets amid boycott of Turkish products
  • Egyptian short film wins Cannes’ Palme d’Or

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Sharm el Sheikh: 12-year-old boy and tour guide lose limbs after shark attack in Egypt
  • Egypt suspends diving activities in Ras Mohammed after shark attack
  • Egypt says freedom of expression ‘stops’ when Muslims offended

Thursday

  • Ethiopia detains Egyptians for visa, quarantine violations
  • Egypt condemns in ‘the strongest terms’ stabbing incident in France’s Nice
  • Egypt may see a rise in coronavirus infections in coming weeks: WHO
  • Consortiums funded from Egypt and US target £200m Burnley takeover

Friday

Saturday

 Sunday

Reports

  • Egyptian swoops in Saudi markets amid boycott of Turkish products. George Mikhail
  • Schools impose on girls to wear the hijab triggered complaints and petitions reminding the state of its obligations. Al-Monitor
  • Egyptian teen seeks justice in pape case, and a battle erupts over women’s rights. Mona El-Naggar

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This Week In Egypt: Week 43-2020 (Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament 
  • Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador after Trump suggests Egypt may blow-up Ethiopian Dam
  • U.S., Sudan press for amicable solution over Ethiopia dam dispute
  • France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of French products
  • Egypt to announce new discovery in Saqqara Necropolis soon
  • Egypt’s economy exceeds expectation despite coronavirus pandemic
  • Egypt and Spain conduct joint naval exercise in Red Sea 
  • Egypt upgrades visitor experience at Giza pyramids site 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egyptian President’s warning: Erdoğan uses Islam and a wave of terrorists could go to Greece
  • France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of French products France urges
  • Foreign investors are returning in force to Egypt’s local debt after the coronavirus sparked a selloff, more than doubling their holdings in five months
  • Egypt and Sudan sign railway cooperation deal

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2020 ( Oct 12-18)

Top Headlines

  • Ethiopia increases GERD storage capacity to 74 billion cubic meters without research
  • Egypt stresses to Germany rejection of ‘territorial expansion’ by some actors in east Mediterranean
  • Egyptian army begins “Radaa (deterrence) 2020” military drills
  • Turkey signals willingness to repair relations with Egypt
  • Siemens Energy inaugurates service centre, training academy in Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone
  • An Egyptian court orders release of satirist Shady Abu Zeid 

Main Headlines

Monday

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  • Washington Should Avoid a Self-Inflicted Wound in the Sinai in the Sinai. Bradley Bowman and Maj. Amoreena York 
  • Gal Gadot, Cleopatra and the Jews of Egypt. Dana Avrish 

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  • Cleopatra: 8 Intriguing Facts About the Ancient Egyptian Wonder Woman
  • Netflix to release new documentary ‘Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb’ on October 28
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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2020 ( Oct 5- 11)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi ratifies maritime demarcation agreement with Greece
  • Russia and Egypt to hold joint naval drills in Black Sea 
  • Egypt’s annual inflation continues to drop to 3.3%
  • Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged
  • Egypt receives a new baby every 13.5 seconds as population quintupled since 1950 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Head of Al-Azhar calls for ceasefire between Azerbaijan, Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Egypt Air resumes flights between Alexandria and Dubai

Saturday

  • Egypt’s Sisi ratifies maritime demarcation agreement with Greece
  • Egypt’s annual inflation continues to drop to 3.3%

Sunday

Reports

  • For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster. Mariam Fam 
  • Egypt is busily building expressways. The Economist
  • Ethiopia’s new ambassador to Egypt, says his mission is to promote bilateral relations despite dispute over GERD. Dina Ezzat 
  • Egyptians take off masks: Mistiming the second coronavirus wave. Ahmed Morsy
  • lost languages are discovered in one of the World’s oldest continuously run libraries. Brigit Katz
  •  Al-Arabiya documentary on Egyptian Jews

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2020 ( Sept 28-Oct4)

Top Headlines

  • Archaeologists uncover 59 ancient well preserved coffins buried for 2,500 years near Saqqara pyramids in Egypt
  • Egypt and France conduct naval drills in Mediterranean
  • Armenia requests Egypt’s diplomatic intervention in Nagorno-Karabakh ‘bloodshed’
  • Egypt population set to reach 101 million 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Libyan rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange in Egypt talks
  • Russia’s sovereign wealth fund partners with Pharco to supply Covid-19 vaccine to Egypt
  • An Egyptian court sentences six to death for 2016 killing of policemen in Sharqiya 

Thursday 

Friday

  • Egypt’s Sisi wishes Trump speedy recovery after coronavirus diagnosis
  • Jordan, Egypt, France and Germany meet to discuss Mid-East peace in Amman

Saturday

Sunday

  • UN Libya envoy welcomes ‘positive development’ during talks n Hurghada
  • Egyptian PM attended the signing of landmark peace deal between Sudanese government and rebel groups
  • Egypt’s FM discusses situation in Syria with UN special envoy

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  • Pitso Mosimane looks to break more new ground in in Egypt
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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2020 ( Sept 21-27)

Top Headlines

  • East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum
  • Three Egyptian policemen, four militants killed in prison break attempt
  • Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests
  • At UN assembly, Sisi speaks of Egypt’s concern over GERD
  • Libya’s LNA and GNA military officials hold meeting in Egypt
  • Egypt’s central bank cuts key interest rates by 0.5%
  • Egypt upholds court order to Ban Jewish Festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

  • East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum
  • Egypt’s Sisi calls for accountability for countries that flout UN resolutions, urges settlement in Libya
  • Egypt’s Sisi invited to attend signing of long-awaited Sudan peace deal

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Ethiopia tells U.N. ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan
  • Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests; 10 arrested Egyptian police 
  • Egypt’s central bank cuts key interest rates by 0.5%

Saturday

  • Turkey-based channels circulate manipulated videos amid small protests in some villages in Egypt
  • Egypt’s supreme administrative court upholds order to ban Jewish festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira
  • Palestinians say Egyptian fire killed two Gaza fishermen
  • Egyptian contractor-turned-opposition figure Mohamed Ali faces scrutiny over phantom project in Barcelona

Sunday

  • Libya’s LNA and GNA military officials hold meeting in Egypt in Egypt
  • Egypt returns bodies of 2 Gaza fishermen shot by its navy
  • Doctor deaths in Daqahlia brings Egypt’s total COVID-19 doctor death toll to 33
  • Egypt’s prosecution orders arrest of 3 suspects in Fairmont rape case pending investigations
  • Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza for 3 days

Reports

  • Egypt is preparing to sell its first-ever green bond as the North African country looks to diversify its sources of financing and investors
  • Congo backs Egypt in Nile dam dispute in Nile dam dispute. Ahmed Gomaa
  • With water scarcer, Egypt pushes farmers to use much less water. Menna Farouk 
  • Uncertain future for Egypt’s Salafists following Senate election defeat. Amr Emam

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2020 ( Sept 14-20)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt slams statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister as ‘baseless, contradictory’
  • Egypt, Greece agree to reject ‘provocative actions’ in Eastern Mediterranean
  • Italian energy giant Eni announces new gas discovery offshore Egypt
  • A recent Goldman Sachs report reveals that Egypt’s economy is still robust
  • Egypt, Mexico and Moldova out of the running to lead the WTO
  • Heavy police presence, random searches around Tahrir square amid call for protests

Main Headlines

Monday

  • Egyptian delegation meets Haftar, Aguila Saleh, urges ceasefire in Libya
  • A fair, sustainable deal is the only solution to GERD dispute: Egypt’s irrigation minister
  • Egypt to allow wedding ceremonies, cultural events in open-air venues

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Egypt slams statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister as ‘baseless, contradictory’
  •  Egypt’s resorts face tough winter as visitor numbers plummet
  • Egypt releases detained YouTube couple who pranked daughter
  •  30 countries will move their embassies to Egypt’s New Administrative Capital
  • Egypt approves of teaching Chinese as elective second foreign language for the first time

Sunday

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  • Why is Turkey acquiescing to Egypt’s role in Libya? Fehim Tastekin
  • How to Share a River a river. Biniam Bedasso

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