This Week in Egypt: Week 24 -2021 ( June 14-20)

Top Headlines

  • Sudan seeks UNSC resolution obliging Ethiopia to delay GERD filing until reaching ‘legal’ deal
  • Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service visits Libya
  • Libyan FM visits Cairo, hails Egypt’s role in success of Libyan dialogue, ending divisions
  • Suez Canal ship case is adjourned for settlement talks
  • Egypt and Qatar FMs agree on continued mechanisms to settle outstanding issues
  • Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures
Libya FM visits Cairo

Main Headlines



  • Ethiopia slams Arab League resolution backing Egypt, Sudan in GERD dispute, vows to proceed with second filling
  • Egypt hands documents to Italy refuting role of police officers in Regeni’s murder
  • Egypt to receive 1.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine as part of COVAX agreement




  • Egypt’s Central Bank keeps key interest rates on hold


  • Libyan FM hails Egypt’s role in success of Libyan dialogue, ending divisions
  • Egypt keeps Rafah crossing open to receive injured Palestinians, deliver aid
  • Egypt Air notifies of Ethiopia’s halt of visas on arrival for all travellers



  • Battle for the Nile: How Egypt will be impacted by Ethiopia’s filling of GERD reservoir. Jonathan Gornall 
  • Friends, foes and fractures: Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa. AFP
  •  Egypt mobilizes Arab support in Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia. Ayah Aman
  • Egypt plans to resettle millions in Sinai amid anti-terrorism operations: in Sinai Al-Monitor
  • Importing inflation. Safeya Mounir
  • Heliopolis residents resist home demolitions, forced relocation for road expansion project.  Mada Masr


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