This Week in Egypt: Week 38 – 2019 (Sept 16 -22)

It was a tough and challenging task of compile the news of last week’s tense events in Egypt, but I tried my best to provide a clear concise round-up of events.


Top Headlines

  • Rare protests in Egypt calling for president to step down
  • Egypt’s Sisi heads to New York to attend UN General Assembly’s 74th session
  • Trading is suspended in Egyptian stock market as shares plunge after protests
  • Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer rights lawyer Maheinour Al-Masry
  • Egypt security forces kill Hasm terrorist in a raid in East Cairo
  • Ethiopia rejects Egypt’s proposal on Grand Renaissance Dam

 Main Headlines



  • Egypt requests ex-Italian diplomat be placed on Interpol red notice for illegally smuggling artefacts
  • Egypt hit by 3.7 magnitude earthquake, no casualties







Those reports do not necessarily reflect my personal views; some of them are from outlets that I do not consider neutral, but I think reading them is essential to understand what happened in Egypt last week 

From Twitter

On the latest protests:

Few of my thoughts:

Other news:





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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