This Week in Egypt: Week 34-2019 ( Aug 19-25)


 I am deeply grateful for my friend J who kindly volunteered to compile this week’s Egypt’s news and reports, as I am currently sick and unable to do the work. 

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi arrives in France for G7 summit
  • Egypt cuts interest rates for the first time in six months after inflation Relief
  • Next meeting on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam postponed until September, negotiations unfruitful so far
  • Egypt arrests son of Abbas’s adviser
  • Young Muslim Brothers serving long jail terms in Egypt have demanded the group’s leadership resigns
  • Time picks Egypt’s Red Sea Mountain Trail as one of World’s Greatest Places 2019

 

G7 summit in Biarritz 

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

 Wednesday

Thursday

  • Egypt cuts interest rates for the first time in six months after inflation relief
  • Next meeting on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam postponed until September, negotiations unfruitful so far
  • Egypt raises investments in Sinai by 75% in 2019-20
  • Japanese investments in Egypt hits $ 880 million, increases by 74.3% in FY 2017/2018

Friday

Saturday

 Sunday

  • Sisi meets African presidents to coordinate stances during G7 summit
  • Egypt is determined to uncover truth of Italian student’s murder: Sisi tells Italy’s PM
  • Egypt’s Media council blocks two websites for spreading fake news about Huawei

Good Reports and Read

Interview

  • Mohamed Salah is ‘happy at Liverpool’; less so with the Egyptian FA. CNN

From Twitter

 

Plus

  • Egypt’s media watchdog to investigate TV host for ‘eyesore’ comments about overweight people.
  • A little-known gem of world cinema from Egypt

About nervana111

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