This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2018 ( Feb 12-18)

Top Headlines 

  • Egypt arrests former-Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, and raid his party headquarters
  • Egypt’s military prosecution detains former anti-corruption chief Geneina
  • Egyptian air force destroys ten 4×4 vehicles infiltrating border from Libya
  • Egypt military says 53 militants killed in week-long offensive in Sinai
  • Egypt cut interest rates for the first time since floating the currency at the end of 2016
  • US hindering the completion of Egypt-France Rafale deal according to La Tribune
  • Ethiopia postpones Renaissance Dam meeting amid domestic tension

 Main Headlines


  • Egypt’s military pledges legal actions after Geneina’s claims that Anan possesses documents containing state secrets state secrets
  • Tillerson says U.S. backs Egypt on security at start of a regional tour
  • Egypt’s military said it killed almost 30 militants in Sinai over the past few days
  • Minister of Transport urges public to extract train subscriptions ahead of ticket price increase







Good Reports

Good Read

From Twitter


  • The sky’s the limit for Liverpool’s Salah as he reaches 30-goal mark


Finally, here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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