This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2020 ( Jan 6-12)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile Dam talks
  • Ethiopian PM calls on South African president to intervene in Nile dam dispute
  • France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus declared “null and void” agreements between Turkey and Libya
  • Egypt’s House of Representatives holds public session supporting Libya
  • Egypt declares 3-day mourning over Oman’s Sultan Qaboos death
  • Egypt unveils historic Alexandria Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue after three-year renovation

 Main Headlines




  • France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus declared “null and void” agreements between Turkey and Libya
  • Scottish businessman Colin Finnie missing after yacht found on Egypt reef
  • Egypt’s FM: Current middle East conflicts need political solutions, not force


  • US Embassy in Egypt issues security alert of heightened Mideast tensions
  • Egypt’s Foreign Minister to head to Algeria carrying a message from President Sisi
  • Egypt’s annual headline inflation rises to 7.1% in December
  • Room for more Egyptian rate cuts even as inflation accelerates
  • Chinese firm to finish 20 commercial towers in Egypt by 2022
  • Egypt Air will resume Baghdad flights on Saturday





  • Egypt launches microfinance incentives to contain informal economy. Mohamed Hammad
  • The Grand Egyptian Museum will finally open at the end of 2020. Lonely Planet
  • Mixed reactions over turning Egypt’s Investment Ministry into an authority. Amira Sayed Ahmed
  • 3 points of disagreement between Egypt and Ethiopia over GRED. Egypt Today

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