This Week in Egypt: Week 35 (Aug 27-Sept 2)

Top Headlines

  • Ethiopian PM and Egyptian President Hold Talks In Beijing
  • Egypt’s Sisi appoints Major General Sherif Seif El-Din Hussein as new head of the country’s anti-corruption authority
  • Egypt‘s Sisi ratifies law to clamp down on social media
  • Manal Mikhail becomes Egypt’s first female Coptic governor 
  • Copts attacked in Egypt’s south over homes used as churches
  • New Egyptian draft law suggests five year sentence for “insulting historical figures”
  • Egypt’s Al-Azhar says sexual harassment is forbidden and cannot be justified 

 Main Headlines


  • Italy is hopeful for breakthrough in investigation into student’s death
  • An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death for their roles in a 2016 militant attack on a security checkpoint north of Cairo that killed a policeman
  • An Egyptian opposition coalition has urged authorities to release a former diplomat who called for a referendum on President Sisi’s government







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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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