This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2020 ( Sept 21-27)


Top Headlines

  • East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum
  • Three Egyptian policemen, four militants killed in prison break attempt
  • Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests
  • At UN assembly, Sisi speaks of Egypt’s concern over GERD
  • Libya’s LNA and GNA military officials hold meeting in Egypt
  • Egypt’s central bank cuts key interest rates by 0.5%
  • Egypt upholds court order to Ban Jewish Festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

  • East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum
  • Egypt’s Sisi calls for accountability for countries that flout UN resolutions, urges settlement in Libya
  • Egypt’s Sisi invited to attend signing of long-awaited Sudan peace deal

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Ethiopia tells U.N. ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan
  • Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests; 10 arrested Egyptian police 
  • Egypt’s central bank cuts key interest rates by 0.5%

Saturday

  • Turkey-based channels circulate manipulated videos amid small protests in some villages in Egypt
  • Egypt’s supreme administrative court upholds order to ban Jewish festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira
  • Palestinians say Egyptian fire killed two Gaza fishermen
  • Egyptian contractor-turned-opposition figure Mohamed Ali faces scrutiny over phantom project in Barcelona

Sunday

  • Libya’s LNA and GNA military officials hold meeting in Egypt in Egypt
  • Egypt returns bodies of 2 Gaza fishermen shot by its navy
  • Doctor deaths in Daqahlia brings Egypt’s total COVID-19 doctor death toll to 33
  • Egypt’s prosecution orders arrest of 3 suspects in Fairmont rape case pending investigations
  • Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza for 3 days

Reports

  • Egypt is preparing to sell its first-ever green bond as the North African country looks to diversify its sources of financing and investors
  • Congo backs Egypt in Nile dam dispute in Nile dam dispute. Ahmed Gomaa
  • With water scarcer, Egypt pushes farmers to use much less water. Menna Farouk 
  • Uncertain future for Egypt’s Salafists following Senate election defeat. Amr Emam

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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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