This Week in Egypt: Week 24-2020 (June 8-14)


Top Headlines

  • Egypt confirms highest daily rise of new COVID-19 cases and deaths
  • Egypt says revived negotiations on Ethiopian dam are faltering
  • Ethiopia says Cairo to blame if GERD talks falter
  • Libya’s security chief says Egypt could play a role in ending divisions in his nation
  • S. is wary of Egypt truce effort in Libya, wants former Danish PM to lead U.N. peace bid 
  • Egypt to resume international flights on July 1
  • Egyptian medical syndicate says 50 doctors have died from coronavirus

 

Main Headlines

 Monday

  • Ethiopia is determined to complete GERD, says its PM, despite Egypt, and Sudan’s objections
  • Putin praises Egypt’s diplomatic efforts towards achieving a settlementin Libya
  • Sisi and Merkel discuss latest development in Libya
  • Egypt’s GDP drops by EGP130 billion, and growth rate falls to 4% due to Coronavirus
  • Court orders release of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam on bail

Tuesday

  • ‪Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia agree to continue GERD negotiations
  • Egypt hikes electricity prices but extends plan to phase out subsidies three more years
  • Egyptian medical syndicate says 50 doctors have died from coronavirus, demands more protective measures
  • Egypt’s central bank offers EGP 7 billion T-bills in three and seven-year terms
  • Egypt to operate air bridge for return of 3,000 stranded nationals in Qatar through Muscat
  • Greece and Italy sign historic accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Wednesday

Thursday

  • S. is wary of Egypt truce effort in Libya, wants former Danish PM to lead U.N. peace bid
  • Ethiopia seeks to limit outsiders role in Nile Dam talks
  • Sudan reopens land border for trade with Egypt after COVID-19 closure
  • Egypt raids activist’s family after US suit against former PM

Friday

  • Egypt registers highest daily rise in coronavirus cases in nearly two weeks
  • Egypt’s Sisi and France’s Macron discuss latest developments in Libya
  • Egypt to hold Senate elections in August

Saturday

Sunday

  • Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to continue GERD negotiations on Monday
  • Ethiopia says Cairo to blame if GERD talks falter as stalemate continues
  • Libya’s security chief says Egypt could play a role in ending divisions in his nation
  • Egypt to resume international flights on July 1
  • Egypt’s Eva Pharma granted licence to manufacture, distribute Gilead’s COVID-19 drug remdesivir in 127 countries
  • Egyptian LGBTQI Activist Sara Hegazy Dies Aged 30 in Canada

 Good Read

From Twitter

https://twitter.com/moemigegy/status/1271462890810363905?s=21

https://twitter.com/moemigegy/status/1271462948272328706?s=21

 

 

 

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