This Week in Egypt: Week 40 (Sept 30-Oct 6)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt says talks over Ethiopia’s Nile dam deadlocked and calls for international mediation
  • Egypt hints at Political reform, restores food subsidies to some
  • Israeli Gas Shares Soar After Egypt Planned Supply Boos
  • Lost Egyptian temple unearthed 2,200 years after it was built for King Ptolemy IV

 Main Headlines


  • Egypt hints at political reform and restores food subsidies to some
  • Thomas Cook has dues of 125 million Egyptian pounds ($7.7 million) to local operator Blue Sky Group
  • Moody’s: Egypt’s GDP growth expected to reach 5.8% in 2020
  • Egyptian prosecution assigns grandmother trial over torturing her granddaughter to death
  • Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called to continue the Ministry of Endowment’s strategy of confronting extremism


  • Israeli gas shares soar after companies developing the country’s largest natural gas fields agreed to increase supply to Egypt
  • Sudan to host new trilateral round of negotiations on Ethiopia’s GERD this week
  • Central Bank of Egypt reserves reach highest ever level, at $45 billion




  • Egypt releases Dutchman who used drone to photograph Tahrir square
  • Police deny taking arbitrary measures; say arrests are legal.
  • The Rand Merchant Bank ranked Egypt as the first investment-magnet country in Africa
  • South Sinai governorate to open late Egyptian President Sadat’s resting house to the public



Good Reports

  • Egypt’s economy is improving, but Egyptians can’t tell. Bloomberg
  • Egyptian pro-gov’t media taking shots at Turkey and Qatar. Ahval
  • People in need are still not getting their food subsidies. Beesan Kassab
  • Despite release of at least 96 detainees, calls for more ‘open’ political process, tense security situation highlighted by arrest of lawyers Mada Masr

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