This Week In Egypt – Week 9-2020 ( Feb 24-Mar1)

Top Headlines

  • Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91 
  • Egypt holds military funeral for former president Mubarak
  • Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute and says it will fill GERD despite US warning 
  • Egypt accuses Ethiopia of ‘deliberately’ impeding GERD negotiations
  • WHO: French and Canadian cases showed no symptoms showed no symptoms of coronavirus while in Egypt

 Main Headlines



  • ‪Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91
  • Regional leaders mourn death of former Egyptian president Mubarak
  • Egypt slams Israeli decision to build new settlements in West Bank
  • Egypt Air postpones resumption of flights to China
  • Egypt’s foreign minister travels to US in latest bid to seal Washington deal on Ethiopian Dam


  • ‪Egypt holds military funeral for former president Mubarak
  • Egypt’s Sisi attends military funeral ceremony for Mubarak
  • Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute
  • Royal Dutch Shell’s onshore Egyptian oil and gas assets have drawn interest from American, Egyptian, Asian and Middle East bidders


  • Eni, Naturgy clinch deal that will reopen Egypt’s Damietta LNG plant by June LNG plant by June
  • Egyptian tourism companies scramble after Saudi suspends pilgrimage over coronavirus fears
  • Egypt’s health minister reveals plans to deal with any possible coronovirus outbreak
  • An Egyptian criminal court seeks the death penalty for five defendants for vandalising a gas pipeline


  • Coronavirus cases in France jump to 38, official says two recently returned from Egypt
  • Ontario confirms eighth coronavirus case is Toronto man who travelled to Egypt
  • Egypt denies rumors of new coronavirus cases




  • ‪Mubarak: A timeline. Zeinab El-Gundy
  • Hosni Mubarak (1928–2020): The rise and fall of Egypt’s longest-ruling president. Mada Masr
  • Mubarak’s death signals the end of an era in Egypt. Muhammed Magdy
  • Contrary to expectations, Egypt rejects new IMF loan. David Awad
  • A Sinai desert community in Egypt leads the way in agri-tourism. Ahmed Gabr
  • The British flights are back to Egypt. Safeya Mounir


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