Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 9 (Feb 27-March 5)


Top Headlines

  • In a final ruling, Egyptian court acquits Mubarak over killing of protesters
  • Egypt’s parliament has expelled an MP who was an outspoken critic of the government’s human rights record
  • Egypt’s general intelligence has hired a Washington lobbyist
  • Chancellor Merkel visits to Egypt to curb migrant flow
  • Cairo prosecutor’s office summoned prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa for investigations into claims that he insulted the Parliament
  • Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir to visit Cairo next week
  • Hollywood star Will Smith visits Egypt’s Giza pyramids

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 Saturday

  • Egypt’s Sisi to meet Russian Federation Council chairwoman in Cairo
  • Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council: Egypt has met 90 percent of the required procedures for resumption of Russian flights
  • Cairo prosecutor’s office summoned prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa for investigations into claims that he insulted the Parliament
  • Egypt reduces price of subsidized sugar to EGP 10.50

Sunday

Good Reports

  • Egypt’s economy is in crisis. So why is the government spending millions on a fancy new space agency? Ruth Michaelson
  • Emerging market investors take a shine to Egypt. John Sfakianakis
  • The Journalists Syndicate and the state: 2 crises, 21 years apart 2 crises, 21 years apart. Mada Masr
  • No safe routes to schools: Sinai teachers intercepted by Islamic State loyalists. Mada Masr
  • Mubarak’s trial comes to an underwhelming end: He is free. Heba Afify
  • In Egypt’s traditional province, little girls learn ballet steps. AFP, via The National
  • Leqaa el-Kholy shatters Upper Egypt’s male-dominated workplaces as female car mechanic. Ola Noureldin

 Good Read

 From Twitter

Interview

Plus

Finally, here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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