This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2021 ( Jan 18-24)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt begins COVID-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff
  • Egypt’s irrigation minister accuses Ethiopia of disrupting GERD negotiations
  • ISIS bombing kills a police officer, wounds three others in Sinai
  • Egypt approves bill increasing penalty for FGM to 20 years in prison
  • Egyptian Defence Minister and Greek Chief of Staff discuss military relations between Egypt and Greece
  • Egypt and Qatar agree to resume diplomatic ties

Main Headlines



  • Egyptian woman is arrested, then released on bail, for baking “genitalia cupcakes for a private birthday party
  • Egypt urges Libya’s parties to reach consensus over arrangements for planned elections
  • Qatar Airways and Egypt Air resume flights to Cairo, Doha after end of boycott


  • UK export finance unlocks trade to Egypt and supports UK jobs with £1.7bn guarantee
  • Egypt approves bill increasing penalty for FGM to 20 years in prison
  • Saudi Arabia releases Egyptian fishing boat seized for illegal fishing, trespassing





  • Egypt begins Covid-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff
  • Egypt’s irrigation minister accuses Ethiopia of disrupting GERD negotiations
  • Sudan holds meetings with ambassadors of UN security council countries over GERD
  • Egypt to invest over € 1 billion to renovate and expand its metro and tram network in Cairo and Alexandria
  • Egypt to disburse EGP 225,000 to each worker at liquidated Iron and Steel Company


  • UAE steps in to ease Nile dam crisis. Ahmed Gomaa
  • Egypt denied an oxygen failure killed Covid patients. We found that it did. Monna El-Naggar and Yousur Al-Hlou
  • Egypt’s patisserie police crack down on depraved desserts. The Economist
  • Egypt and Turkey compete for influence in Ghana. George Mikhail


From Twitter


  • Handball: Egypt reaches World Championship quarters after 25-25 draw with Slovenia


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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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