This Week in Egypt: Week 27-2019 ( July 1-7)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt hiked up fuel and cooking gas prices in another round of subsidy cut
  • Bust of Tutankhamen sold at auction for £4.7m despite Egyptian demands for its return
  • Hosts Egypt is knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations
  • Al-Sisi meets US Senator Lindsey Graham in Cairo
  • Seized Iranian tanker took detour, but avoided Egyptlest being caught
  • Egypt’s non-oil Foreign Direct Investment dips to its lowest since 2014
  • A man’s claim that his wife died on holiday in Egypt as a result of food poisoning is “entirely speculative”, a coroner has concluded
  • Egypt legalizes 127 Churches in sweeping approval




Main Headlines


  • Egypt rolls out country’s first electric bus in Alexandria
  • Egypt’s former FM and Washington Ambassador Nabil Fahmy to release his memoirs soon
  • Egypt’s flagship airliner EgyptAir received its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of $6 billion deal to modernize its fleet


  • US dollar exchange rate maintains downward trend at Egypt’s major banks
  • Egypt stresses equidistant position in Sudan’s on-going crisis
  • Egypt and France  kicks off joint training exercise Ramsis 2019 in Mediterranean under annual drills
  • After concerns from family, former presidential candidate Aboul Fotouh “enjoys full medical care” according to state media
  • Dubai-based model Merhan Keller tells of online abuse and threats over Egyptian footballer row
  • Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar travels to Germany for medical treatment for medical treatment
  • Egypt’s Women Health Initiative  kicks off in 9 governorates






  • Egypt sacked head coach Javier Aguirre after last-16 exit of the Africa Cup of Nations
  • Egyptian fans are bitter as unloved team crash out of African Cup
  • Egyptian Football Association resigns after shock defeat
  • President Sisi heads extraordinary African summit in Niger

Good Reports

  • Egypt reacts to Erdogan’s murder charge with boycott. Ahmed Gomaa
  • Several Egyptian politicians were arrested, and accused of working with Muslim Brotherhood with Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Monitor
  • Massive security deployment in Sinai’s Arish following surge in militant attacks, Province of Sinai announces execution of 3 hostages. Mada Masr

Good Read

From Twitter



  • Sergio Ramos visits Egypt for the first time ever, and it’s for his honeymoon



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