This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2021 ( Feb 15-21)

Top Headlines

  • US stops Trump’s aid freeze to Ethiopia over dam dispute
  • US approves sale of new military equipment to Egypt 
  • Egypt’s el-Sisi offers support to Libya’s new prime minister
  • Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants
  • Egypt announces citizens can register for coronavirus vaccine next week
  • Egyptian delegation arrives in Tripoli to discuss reopening embassy, consulate in Libya
  • Sudan recalls envoy to Ethiopia as tensions high

Main Headlines


  • Egyptian army destroys four smuggling tunnels in North Sinai and thwarts illegal migration attempts
  • Egyptian delegation arrives in Tripoli to discuss reopening embassy, consulate in Libya
  • Pakistani FM  to start three-day visit to Egypt on Tuesday
  • Presidential Palace in Cairo to host its first concert to public soon 
  • Egypt is re-elected as rapporteur of UN special peacekeeping operations committee
  • MPs ask former parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal to attend meetings or resign


  • US Department of State approves the sell of new military equipment to Egypt
  • Egypt injects EGP 846 million to upgrade ambulance system
  • An annual population growth rate of 400,000 would allow Egyptians to enjoy fruits of development, says Sisi
  • Egypt’s Sisi pays tribute to healthcare workers who ‘sacrifice to protect Egyptians amid pandemic’


  • Egypt considering reopening its embassy and consulate in Libya
  • Sudan recalls envoy to Ethiopia as tensions high
  • Saudi Arabia seeks to see resolution to Ethiopian Dam crisis



  • US stops Trump’s aid freeze to Ethiopia over dam dispute over dam dispute
  • Egypt’s el-Sisi offers support to Libya’s new PM
  • ‘Treasure trove’ of Christian manuscripts ‘never included in Bible’ found in a church in Egypt
  • TV anchor show is suspended over ‘offensive’ comments against Upper Egyptian parents


  • Sudan and Ethiopia trade accusations in escalating border conflict
  • Egypt’s Minister of Defence to attend International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi
  • Egypt urges self-restraint in Somalia following violence outbreak
  • Egypt reports another 610 new coronavirus cases and 49 deaths



  • Egypt boosts investment in Congo, hoping to secure support in Nile dam crisis. Mohamed Saied
  • Egypt’s richest man Naguib Sawiris is joining the rush to explore the nation’s untapped gold deposits.  National News
  • How Egypt-Gulf consensus can advance peace in Yemen. Mohammad Hanafi
  • East Mediterranean : Friendship forum. Doaa El-Bey

In Photo

From Twitter


  • Promo of Egyptian famous puppet Abla Fahita’s first Netflix series ‘Drama Queen’ is released

About nervana111

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