This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2021 ( July 19-25)

Top Headlines

  • Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete
  • Ethiopia calls for ‘win-win’ solution on GERD, but says will not sign permanent legal deal
  • Egypt’s parliament to vote on law imposing fees on irrigation water, Nile rainfall rate tis year is average
  • Russia resumes flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on August 9
  • Egypt expresses deep concern over plans to change status of Cyprus’s abandoned Varosha  
  • Egypt increases fuel prices by 25 piasters per litre
  • The sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Alexandria reveals new archaeological treasures
Alexandria’s Sunken city

Main Headlines








  • Rainfall rates are around average at the Nile River’s headwaters, but it is still too early to judge the volume of the flood this year
  • Egypt reopens Rafah crossing with Gaza after Eid holidays
  • Egyptian court requests Interpol notice to arrest contractor Mohamed Ali
  • A man was arrested after he chained his daughter over affair with colleague


  • Egypt weighs next steps after Ethiopia completes second filling of Nile Dam. Baher  al-Kady
  • Egypt, Ethiopia compete to export power to Africa. George Mikhail 
  • Israel catches overflow of Egyptian ire in Blue Nile dam dispute. Zvi Bar’el



From Twitter


  • The sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Alexandria reveals new archaeological treasures

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