This Week in Egypt: Week 22-2021 ( May 31-4June 6)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction 
  • Erdogan woos Egypt and Gulf states in push to repair ties
  • Egypt permits women to work in Egypt’s State Council and Public Prosecution
  • Egypt plans to vaccinate 40% of population by end of 2021 
  • US plans to distribute coronavirus vaccines to several countries, including Egypt
  • Egypt fully vaccinates all tourism staff in Red Sea and South Sinai resorts
  • Seven countries including Bahrain, Egypt and Sri Lanka are added to UK’s travel red list  

Egypt sends a convoy of engineers and building equipment to Gaza to begin reconstruction

Main Headlines


  • US special envoy visits Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kenya over GERD
  • Egypt slams statements by Ethiopia PM on building over building 100 dams; says they reveal “ill intent”
  • Egypt’s external debt climbed to $129 bln in 2Q of FY2020/21 
  • Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority is showing ‘full flexibility’ in compensation talks with Ever Given owner 




  • Egypt permits women to work in Egypt’s State Council and Public Prosecution
  • Egypt to allocate EGP 600 bln for national project to develop countryside
  • Egypt’s international reserves reached $40.4 billion in May, the highest since February: CBE 
  • Egypt is keen on boosting cooperation with Benin with Benin in infrastructure, energy, countering terrorism: President Sisi 
  • Egypt fully vaccinates all tourism staff in Red Sea and South Sinai resorts 





  • Israel-Gaza fighting in reunited Egypt and Qatar
  • Egypt turns to China for water advice amid Nile dam crisis. George Mikhail
  • Can modernization of Egypt’s railway network avert train accidents? Hagar Hosny
  • I had an illegal abortion in Egypt. Egyptian Streets
  • Egypt: the latest coronavirus counts, charts and maps. Reuters


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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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