This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2020 ( June 22-28)


Top Headlines

  • Sudan says it is ‘deeply’ concerned about GERD filling without prior deal in letter to UN Security Council
  • Sudan says Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal
  • Ethiopia says to fill Nile dam in July even if ‘no agreement reached’
  • Turkey dismisses Egyptian warning of Libya intervention
  • Egypt’s Eva Pharma begins producing COVID-19 drug Remdesivir

 Main Headlines

Monday

  • Turkey dismisses Egyptian warning of Libya intervention
  • France “will not tolerate” Turkey’s role in Libya, Macron says

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Egyptian actor’s trans son is sued for Instagram post about LGBT+ activist’s suicide
  • Egypt is looking to sell majority stake in Arab Investment Bank
  • France calls on EU to discuss relationship with Turkey

Thursday

  • Sudan says it is ‘deeply’ concerned about GERD filling without prior deal in letter to UN Security Council
  • Egypt’s Eva Pharma begins producing COVID-19 drug Remdesivir
  • Egypt’s central bank keeps benchmark rates on hold
  • Egypt’s national carrier to resume flights from July
  • Turkey says Libya’s GNA demands Haftar withdraw from Sirte and Jufra

Friday

  • Clock ticks on push to resolve Egypt-Ethiopia row over giant Nile dam
  • Sudan says Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal
  • IMF board approves $5.2 billion, 12-month loan program for Egypt

Saturday

  • Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan hope for Nile dam deal in weeks
  • Ethiopia to fill controversial Blue Nile dam despite protests from Egypt, Sudan
  • More than 90% of issues in Nile dam negotiations are resolved, AU chief says
  • Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in virus infections
  • Egypt’s Sisi tours Armed Forces medical isolation facilities

Sunday

  • Egyptian belly-dancer has been given three-year jail term for ‘inciting debauchery’
  • Egypt’s Sisi urges promoting religious liberty, tolerance among students
  • Egypt will manufacture train coaches comparable in quality to those provided by the Russian-Hungarian company
  • Two more Egyptian MPs test positive for coronavirus

Read

  • A decade of dispute: The battle over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Mada Masr
  • Beating the drums of war? Egypt’s national security threat and the Nile dispute. Menna Shaker
  • Angered by anti-Morsi rally in Tahrir, Erdoğan ordered TV station to cover Muslim Brotherhood protests in Egypt. Nordic Monitor
  • Who was Huda Shaarawi? Google Doodle pays tribute to pioneering Egyptian feminist.  Sophie Prideaux

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