This Week in Egypt: Week 20 ( May 13-19)


Top Headlines

  • An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people in Egypt
  • Egyptian forces kill 47 militants, lose five of their own men
  • UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits in Egypt
  • The IMF reaches an agreement with Egypt in its final review of the country’s economic reform program, unlocking $2 billion in aid
  • US dollar reaches lowest against Egyptian pound in two years
  • Egypt opens world’s widest suspension bridge
  • Egypt’s Sisi pardons 560 prisoners, including journalis, Islamists and police officers 
  • Egypt’s New Rod-Al Farag Axis Bridge Receives Guinness World Record Certificate

Main Headlines

 Monday

Tuesday

  • Egyptian forces kill 47 militants, lose five of their own men
  • Low-category ticket prices for Egypt’s matches at AFCON 2019 are reduced

Wednesday

  • Egypt’s Sisi has pardoned hundreds of prisoners and a prominent journalist who had criticized the country’s establishment
  • IMF reaches an agreement with Egypt in its final review of the country’s economic reform program, unlocking $2 billion in aid
  • Regeni family tells Sisi: without justice no one will feel safe in Egypt

Thursday

  • US dollar reaches lowest against Egyptian pound in two years
  • New NGOs law abolished freedom-restricting articles

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people in Egypt near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza
  • Mother of iconic January 25 Revolution figure, Khaled Said, dies
  • Electronic exams fail again across Egypt on Sunday
  • President Sisi briefed on Africa Cup of Nations preparations

Reports

From Twitter

 

https://twitter.com/_amroali/status/1129545618052063232?s=21

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