This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2021 ( March 29- April 4)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt holds spectacular grand parade to transfer antiquities to new museum
  • Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship re-floated
  • Egypt may seek $1 billion in damages over lost revenue due to Suez crisis
  • Egypt’s Sisi warns Ethiopia dam risks ‘unimaginable instability’
  • GERD talks continue in Kinshasa
  • Egyptian and Sudanese air forces conduct ‘Nile Eagles 2’ air drill in Sudan

Main Headlines


  • Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship is re-floated
  • Egypt’s SIS urges Reuters to retract news that Suez Canal ship swung back after being partially freed
  •  Egypt’s impending relisting on JP Morgan bond index could attract $4.8 billion
  • Suez Canal debacle shows value of Northern Sea Route, Russia says



  • Egyptian and Sudanese air forces conduct ‘Nile Eagles 2’ air drill in Sudan
  • Egypt has opened a formal investigation into how the Ever-Given got stuck in the Suez Canal
  • Investigator boards ship at start of probe into Suez Canal blockage
  • Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set for more dam talks after El-Sissi issues stark warning
  • Kamal el-Ganzouri, a veteran Egyptian politician who played a key role in pushing ahead the privatization program in the late 1990s, died at age 88



  • UAE calls for maintaining diplomacy, talks over GERD
  • Sisi inaugurates Medicine City to boost Egypt’s pharmaceutical industry




  • Russia and Iran propose alternative maritime routes amid Suez Canal blockage. Ahmed Gomaa 
  • Can Israel’s Eilat become an alternative to Suez Canal? Experts say no. Israel Fisher
  • Egypt issues stark warning against Ethiopia over stalled Nile dam talks.
  • Ayah Aman
  • Calls to get rid of Ottoman legacy emerge in Egypt. Al-Monitor
  • Egypt’s royal mummies are on the move, and it’s not their first road trip. National Geographic

From Twitter

Pharaohs Golden Parade

On Suez Canal Blockade

On Ethiopia and GERD



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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